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Kai Whakapai Cafe and Bar

$$ - $$$, Cafe,
Ardmore St, Wanaka 9192, New Zealand
+64 3-443 7795
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Bar, Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Ardmore St, Wanaka 9192, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been to Wanaka for many years always been to Kai Whakapai for coffees, but not any more. Been several times on this visit - to be sure. And tried double shots and triple shots. Last coffee had couldn't drink all of. Come on guys...More

Thank GrahamAK
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here once and can't try any other coffee shop now because it's too good at Kai! Coffee is delicious, staff are really cool and friendly, beer is good, food is good. Good good good. Good fud.

Thank Sophie A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a late lunch here on a rainy day. The food, the coffee and the service were great. There is even a nice upstairs area with tables looking out over the lake.

Thank Jim D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the Asian chicken salad and it was so good we went back the next day to have it again. Great location and friendly staff. Well worth a visit.

Thank Margot D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had lunch here after we walked up Roys Peak. Busy cafe but for good reason. Staff were friendly, food was great - definitely hit the spot after Roys. Outside seating so you can people watch your time away. Good vegetarian options and coffee was...More

Thank JulieONZ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife & I chose this place for a coffee and a nibble, for no particular reason except that it looked cosy and inviting. Very impressed with the coffee and mocha, and we shared a chicken wrap which was sublime! We'll visit again!

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very popular spot ...and they make great coffee. Scones are tasty too! Service is very friendly. Nice outdoor tables for people watching.

Thank TristanEF
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always very busy, despite this the service was excellent. The staff were very helpful and friendly. Came here for breakfast and everything was delicious; The bircher muesli was especially yummy. The eggs Benedict was also especially yummy.

Thank John2016NZ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for breakfast. The menu is well priced, but there is not a huge amount of variety (mostly classic eggs based breakfast, not too many sweet options). They also have a cabinet with some savoury options which I ended up choosing from - they...More

Thank oliveles84
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for a quick lunch. I has the salmon has which was lovely but the hash cakes could have been warmer. 2 of them were cold in the centre. Others enjoyed their lunch. Service was quick.

Thank Kim S
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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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View
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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