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Hislops Wholefood Cafe

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33 Beach Rd, Kaikoura, New Zealand
+64 3-319 6971
09:00 - 21:00
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Only had time for a snack but enjoyed it very much. Friendly service and delicious food that tastes like excellent home cooking. What more could you want?

Thank BMWreview
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The food at Hislops was beautiful, we all had the Potato and feta Rosti. Our waitress was extremely attentive, only down side is that we weren't served water and had to ask for it. It wasn't busy, but that's to be expected after the earthquake! Fully recommend for anybody stopping for lunch!

Thank V9982HRdaniellel
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really nice location, able to sit at tables under verandah, great choice of meals even for vegos !! Staff really nice and informative. Good coffee - really enjoyed the meal.

Thank NZTravellerKaiapoi
Christchurch, New Zealand
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cafe and staff were all very nice. My breakfast (Bacon and Eggs) was nice but really had no wow to it and was pretty small for the price. I loved the bread though and that everything is organic, nice touch.

Thank Amylmck
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in for lunch having heard this place made meals from scratch and was not disappointed. This place is excellent value for money for food. I was however disappointed with the coffee. Common to a lot of places they can probably make any coffee and milk combination because drinkers add sugar and it's more flavored hot milkshake then coffee. Us... More 

Thank Robert J
Rangiora, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Drove up to Kaikoura to support the town and had the most delicious lunch here at Hislops Cafe. The Lentil burger and Potato Rosti were a great pick! We were sad when the meal was finished it was so yummy! The atmosphere and service was top notch to! Coastal road was no fuss at all. Highly recommend a visit. We'll... More 

Thank Shannon v
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Eggs avocado harissa smash. Delicious! Feta makes it perfect. Hash browns delightful. Full of delicious herbs! Good service too

Thank Quintin S
Geraldine, New Zealand
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118 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

We often stop off at this cafe because they have great coffee. We also had a delicious lemon meringue pie slice with it. Decadent but lovely.

Thank Hawean
London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I visited Hislops while staying in the Top 10 Holiday Park across the road. We went for breakfast and had some delicious poached eggs - service was great and we felt very welcome. Would definitely go back again.

Thank Jenoire_Marie
Newcastle, Australia
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91 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

We had a great lunch. The seeing is nice and the staff were very friendly. Food was awesome, everything, including wedges, were well done. Coffee was also good

Thank Brian O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$32
Cafe, Soups, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 Beach Rd, Kaikoura, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Kaikoura
  • Phone Number: +64 3-319 6971

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?