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Why Not Cafe

66 West End, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good39%
  • Average18%
  • 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 yesterday via mobile

Me and my husband stopped for breakfast. Great selection of traditional breakfast and some more exotic options. I had the French toast and my husband had the big breakfast. Both absolutely delicious and filling!! Just what we wanted. Service was friendly and professional. It was...More

Thank ZCashin2014
Reviewed 3 days ago

While not the fanciest of frontages, this little café was a freat find. Very friendly French staff who made you feel welcome. Range of food was very good, with something for every fussy eaters. Gluten range good. Selection of hot drinks included milo and very...More

Thank Kathleen S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a light breakfast with coffee and it was lovely. Also bought a nice piece of pecan and walnut brownie as a take away as it looked delicious, and it was.

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With six of us in our party of various ages, they had a number of options to appeal to our party. We had everything from French toast, waffles, fish n chips and all of it was very good. Would definitely eat here again.

Thank Wanderlust34212
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 9 April 2018 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 3 April 2018 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 3 April 2018 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
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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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