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Kai Whakapai Cafe and Bar

) #6 of 63 Restaurants in Wanaka ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ , Cafe,
Ardmore St, Wanaka 9192, New Zealand
+64 3-443 7795
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good35%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (49 reviews)
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Bar, Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Ardmore St, Wanaka 9192, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 663 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Probably the best lunch we had while visiting NZ. Sat outside and enjoyed the sun even though winter was here, beautiful surroundings. Try the chorizo wrap, it was delicious.

Thank Erik A
Reviewed 6 days ago

We called in earlier today for coffee - The Barista (male) was rude, unfriendly & unhelpful. We decided not to bother!

Thank _simonwalker777
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Lots of young energy and vibe in this bar that serves a delicious pizza (gf available ). The cider on tap is really nice.

Thank bgrvans
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived at 5.40 just n time for a happy hour drink! Burger was fantastic as was Chicken Parpedelle. Kids meals great value. Easy meals, quick and friendly service - a winner!

Thank Bronwyn B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always seemed to be busy each time we were in town. We had a family breakfast there. While I can't follow the super high rating, the meals were good as was the coffee. Vine of the best in terms of bang for your buck -...More

Thank Peter K
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was a favourite to visit. Basically breakfast every morning was here. Great atmosphere, yummy food and well priced food. The place looked great around dinner time too, however we didnt eat there then. Definitely visit!!

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This café and Restaurant is perfectly located on Ardmore Street, Roy's Bay, Lake Wanaka. It is only a short walk from the main coach/bus stop, and is a great place to stop for a coffee and a meal prior to your adventures. There's always a...More

Thank joesmail_jt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is where all the young hipsters go after a skiing day + anyone else. Fabulous food, craft beer, in middle of town, outdoor tables lakeside ...... the list goes on. Make sure you have a feed there.

Thank Alison S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a delicious breakfast at Kai Whakapai cafe. Plenty of the usual breakfast fare (which pleased my kids) but also some dishes with more local flavours. Servings were generous and the coffee was great too. Friendly service and a warm upstairs room out of...More

Thank sarah G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in for lunch, quick service despite being pretty busy. Had the vegetarian lasagna and it was amazing. I'd love to know which recipe you use! Great stop :)

Thank poppyoregan
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Questions & Answers
2 June 2017|
Response from Roger N | Property representative |
yes, there are a couple of options that can be made vegan if you make if we change a couple of ingredients and you can always make up a breakfast by adding together some side dishes :-)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ardmore St, Wanaka 9192, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Wanaka
  • Phone Number: +64 3-443 7795
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