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Why Not Cafe

66 West End, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good39%
  • Average19%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible8%
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“pies” (11 reviews)
“seafood chowder” (13 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 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Terrible food with sad glad wrap and over priced for tiny peices of food. The manager was angry and terribly rude. It's a tourist trap. High disappointing

Thank Anne L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really chilled out lunch here, enjoyed it so much that we stayed another hour after lunch just to chill and read books over a lovely coffee.

Thank V4rty
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In for Brekky with a group of 20, staff were very helpful and friendly, food came out quickly and was great, good location, one of the first to open in the morning. Also good coffee and plenty of quick eats to takeaway.

Thank IJArchibald
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by for a late lunch before heading up to Christchurch. We had the vegetable soup, not so good, the potatoes had cooked down to corn starch tasting. However the meat pies were very good and the ice coffee was good too. Nice local cafe

Thank Edward V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were looking for a nice coffee and a small bite to eat before parting company with friends. The savoury scone was home made and very nice but the coffee was very disappointing to say the least. Should have taken it back but cafe busy...More

Thank hills_forestdale
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Passing through Kaikoura on Boxing Day was a bad decision, we thought businesses would be open as the tourists were out in force and they would be grateful for the business after the huge road closure. Obviously not, this was the only quick eats open...More

Reviewed 13 January 2018

Situated in the heart of Kaikoura this cafe/restaurant offers a good choice of food, both cooked and self service. The place is very clean and presentable and the staff are young and friendly.

Thank Bernard R
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Definately choose a seat inside, not outside with the toilets, flies sea gulls & smokers. Very busy place with line of people. When we got to the counter the older lady who just couldn't crack a smile said back soon & then left for at...More

Thank sherbsfamily
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

I placed an order here with the recommendation of our coach driver, however was poorly disappointed, firstly was overcharged, and they had run out of sour cream, and so only served not even half of what was on offer!

Thank 1994Nz
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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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