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Kai Whakapai Cafe and Bar

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, Cafe,
Ardmore St, Wanaka 9192, New Zealand
+64 3-443 7795
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (53 reviews)
“french toast” (10 reviews)
“eggs benny” (9 reviews)
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7:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Bar, Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Ardmore St, Wanaka 9192, New Zealand
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

I had a fantastic salad with quinoa, bulger, spinach chicken and more! The chicken had a fabulous marinade on it with wonderful flavours! I was so happy to finally find a good fresh healthy salad.

Thank KAD15
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch with the family, not much room inside which is hard when you have kids, overall everyone thought their meals were good, with one person who had the beef pastry saying it was only ok. Good service. Would return

Thank Justkeepexplorin
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

My food was clearly microwaved. If you're going for a late bite to eat there you're better off getting a pizza at least that looked fresh. Don't get the Japanese noodles since they are microwaved and $19 !

Thank travelingpenny01
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

This place is a must if you are in Wanaka. Pumping bar and eatery at night with tasty craft beers off the tap. Beautiful alpine lakeside cafe with excellent food and yummy coffee. Could eat here everyday! Very popular little place.

Thank Niggyeti
Reviewed 5 March 2017

I briefly stopped here during a group tour and had a burrito and local beer. The food was delicious and spicy and the beer very good and refreshing. They are wonderfully located just across a road from the lake edge and have plenty of seating...More

Thank Terran N
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

A cool busy vibe for morning coffee near the lake. Coffee very good. Breakfast was good with quite a few gluten free options. They played good music, staff friendly. Had to queue to order from the bar but the line moved fairly quickly. No free...More

Thank kates1960
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

We went for breakfast and were told it was so busy that there would be a half hour wait on food and 20 minute wait on coffee, there were quite a few tables there but also a lot of free tables, I understand it was...More

Thank PhoebeH92
Reviewed 4 March 2017

It was a busy place so we sat down and then ordered our food from the counter the lady was very helpful and said that there is a 20 minute wait as so busy - we said no problem as we were hungry - we...More

Thank Rochelle H
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed a great breakfast here with super friendly & efficient staff. Had a really good buzz, very busy. Tables inside & out. Lots of choice

Thank Rome_at_Easter
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Grreat coffee, great spot for locals and tourists alike. Great selection of tap beers. Breakfast is gold!

Thank shorty126
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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, View, Bar Scene
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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