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Why Not Cafe

66 West End, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good38%
  • Average19%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible8%
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“brunch” (4 reviews)
“pies” (11 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
66 West End, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A very busy cafe, with excellent selection from the food cabinet.and a small range of cooked food. Found the tables some what cramped, as the place was very busy.

Thank 62Peter1952
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have eaten breakfast here before and took my parents there this weekend. They really enjoyed the waffles, I had the egg and bacon roll. A busy cafe usually crowded but always find a table as there is plenty of indoor and outdoor sitting. Friendly...More

Thank Gusbo60
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had a soy hot chocolate today. First impression when I went in there was that the lady who served me was very rude! They charged me for a large when I asked for a medium. The milk smelt very yuck and it had hardly...More

Thank Gabrielle T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The old lady at the counter took my order from the white board yelling she couldn't hear us. I asked what kind of bread the BLT came with and her rude reply was "what do you want?". Food was average. Wouldn't go back if you...More

Thank Ali J
Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

Popped in for lunch as they had $10 fish and chip meals advertised on a blackboard outside. Busy cafe, I didn’t see any of the staff smile but the service was ok. Wife said the toilets were a bit shabby and the decor was tired....More

Thank David P
Reviewed 8 March 2018

Needed sustenance, family crisis, sister all twitchy. Came for a bite, good for brunch. The granola was very, very good. Even my sister was contented.

Thank Ken H
Reviewed 3 March 2018

I’m afraid we only dropped in a couple of times for coffee, but each time we were greeted with big smiles- the coffee was good too.

Thank pinkduck
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

We had waffels, egg Benedict, smoothie and thickshake. The only thing I could say was worth the price was the Egg Benedict, you get what you should for 14 dollars. The ”real fruit” smoothie for 8,5 dollars if you can call it that, was the...More

Thank Niklas B
Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

I don’t even know where to start, but my partner and I were not impressed. So all I will say is the food was mediocre and the coffee was terrible- don’t bother!

Thank Charlotte P
Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

Accidentally found this cafe looking for another one recommended on Trip Advisor. The food we had was great (salmon pie/pastries for $8.50 each) nice and warm very tasty with plenty of salmon. We also had a smoothie each (reboot & detox) which we nice and...More

Thank dnlcompton
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 66 West End, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Kaikoura
  • Phone Number: 319-6486
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