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The Store

State Highway 1, Kekerengu, New Zealand
+64 3-575 8600
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good24%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
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Cafe, Soups, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
State Highway 1, Kekerengu, New Zealand
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Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Best cafe stop on the way to Kiakoura. Nice view of the ocean, clean and beautiful! Lovely staff and portion of food was nice and comforting!

Thank Jerry L
Reviewed 27 December 2016

what a wonderful stay found off the side of the road to Blenheim. The view was spectacular and the food was just as wonderful. Loved the décor and modern feel. Everything seemed clean and well managed. The bathrooms were off site was the only downside...More

Thank dargerfamily
Reviewed 26 November 2016

An oasis on a very long Route 1 drive but well worth the stop. We were there in June so it was too cold to be out side but the views are beautiful, a nice fire in the fireplace helped warm it up but the...More

Thank mgray733
Reviewed 18 November 2016

This is a big spacious homely cafe with a log fire and nice selection of home bakes,drinks and meals . Staff were welcoming and friendly. Beautiful view down to the Pacific ocean- which has steps from the decking if you want to go down. However,...More

Thank Brandylady
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We called in twice as it was recommended. A bit late for food heading to Blenheim, so tried again and had lunch returning to Christchurch. My seafood chowder was pretty chewy with only a few calamari & very small mussels with that nasty shell crunch....More

Thank incink
Reviewed 10 October 2016

This place jumped out on us out of nowhere as we were driving from Kaikoura down to Picton. We braked a little harder than intended, and ground to a halt a few inches before their front porch. Phew. We just wanted coffees, but then spotted...More

Thank Andy-S60
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Cosy atmosphere with open fire. Inside and outside seating with views over the Pacific and seals on the sore. Coffee was excellent and gluten free cake option available.

Thank RoyOz2016
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

After a recommendation to stop at The Store, we were bitterly disappointed. From the poor service to "hot pies" that were stone cold in the middle, we were glad to leave this place. Even on leaving, one of our group gave up after 5 minutes...More

2  Thank chicko7
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Most stylish cafe in the world - quite a surprise to find on the Pacific Rd SH1 in Kekerengu. Great breakfast horror & coffee!

Thank bodhisattva001
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Great coffee, great food, great service. A wonderful place to take a break in the drive down the South Island's east coast. A roaring fire, friendly staff, and a small but well selected collection of treasures to browse & buy after enjoying lunch with a...More

Thank ExplorerMeg
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Why is it that whenever we get something heated, it gets forgotten and no body seems to check on it to see if its ready. I always have to get up and go ask for it! Plus get the barista to make the coffees only and GET SOMEONE ELSE to deliver them! Plus once we waited for over 10 mins then had to go ask for it and she said she did not receive the order ! Bad service is the norm in this place!
16 February 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, View
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: State Highway 1, Kekerengu, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Kekerengu
  • Phone Number: +64 3-575 8600
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