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Craypot Cafe & Bar

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70 West End | Opposite Public Toilets And Carpark, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 3-319 6027
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  • Very good30%
  • Average19%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible12%
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“seafood chowder” (12 reviews)
“bread” (3 reviews)
“craft beer” (5 reviews)
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70 West End | Opposite Public Toilets And Carpark, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I visited the Craypot yesterday on a day trip to Kaikoura. Apart from great coffee, wine and a hearty soup what stood out for me was the service. All the staff is extremely friendly (NZ hospitality at it's finest) and very quick and attentive. The...More

Thank Natalie L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Cray pot is a great place to take kids for a meal - an awesome kids play area, lots of lovely comfortable couches and chairs to relax in and the service is lovely and friendly. As for the food - Yu ummm! The bacon...More

Thank BerniceBruce
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Coffee and cake were great. Brunch on nearby tables looked good too. Helpful and friendly staff. Nice to be able to sit outside in the sun too

Thank MikeyTA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food is great, the choices available are wide and varied something for every taste. The food tasted really fresh and they had a selection of locally brewed beers which seems to be less common than the UK, great to see. The service was great...More

Thank Grant B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome host with a great sense of humour.!The kids area was the best one we have ever seen. Hidden down the back away from everyone with a tv, and toys and couches for parents to relax on! Not just a few toys...a whole area of...More

Thank Kaylee A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Big open cafe with lots of seating options; tables and chairs and sofas. Good wifi and computers with internet if you don't have a laptop. Very friendly and chatty hosts. Can't imagine it gets very busy considering the size of the town but clean and...More

Thank sam45644
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

the best cafe in Kaikoura! Good coffee and their seafood chowder is to die for! The owners of the cafe are so lovely and friendly and always very welcoming

Thank FinLini
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Every time we have passed through KaiKoura, we have always made a point of stopping off at the Craypot, usually great service and food. Our recent trip here during a three days short break up from Christchurch was disappointedly different. Appears to be under new...More

1  Thank Paul B
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Good food, great beer. Has 10 taps but rotates among like 50 beers. Owner is true beer lover. Check it out.

Thank randyman050
Reviewed 1 November 2016

REally lovely place to spend some time, people watching, menu really good and bar staff gave great directions after we got lost on a road trip. Very reasonable price wise also. Will come back, and we did every day

Thank Wendy B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 31
Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Television, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 70 West End | Opposite Public Toilets And Carpark, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Kaikoura
  • Phone Number: +64 3-319 6027
  • E-mail
The Craypot cafe where family & friends gather. Whether you're looking for a place to make connections, retreat to, or simply looking to replenish and refresh yourself the Craypot Cafe welcomes you. You have seating choices - the lounge area, kids play area, study area, the bar or our dining areas found inside & out. You have drink choices that will make you smile, barista coffees, pots of tea, RTD's, crafted beers-bottles & tap & of course the old staples that the big boys - DB & Lion, offer. You have food choices that will satisfy you, snacks, breakfast , lunch & dinner options Be you one or twenty we welcome you.
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