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Hislops Wholefood Cafe

$$ - $$$Cafe, Soups,
33 Beach Road, Kaikoura, New Zealand
+64 3-319 6971
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (11 reviews)
“lentil burger” (8 reviews)
“carrot cake” (9 reviews)
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Cafe, Soups, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
33 Beach Road, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 259 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A good welcome from attentive staff. Good food and initial service. Needed a reminder to remove obviously finished dishes and offer additional services.

Thank Joffa22
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

After being bashed around by the sea for a couple of hours we decided to retreat here for some healthy replenishing food. We were greeted by a happy guy sporting a fine moustache. He offered us menus and sat us down by the heater so...More

Thank Wynthomas
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Very very good coffee. Potato rosti was a delicious combination of flavors, and a good feed to boot!

Thank Peter T
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Decided to try this cafe again after a long break. My friend ordered potato feta rosti which she enjoyed. The rest of the group had the feta salad with bacon extra. One only ate half and we ate all because we were hungry not because...More

Thank lous594
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Beautiful cafe, we had the chowder which was beautiful. No big seafood pieces but still lovely. Coffee was a touch strong but still nice.

Thank Kpp82
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Warm Quinoa, Beetroot & Haloumi salad is to die for! Great place, friendly staff, clean, great coffee.

Thank Kiwichic2015
Reviewed 28 July 2017

We love places like this! Lovely relaxed atmosphere, nice decor and absolutely delicious food, freshly prepared. Seafood chowder was wonderful, as was rhe daily soup special, and lovely warm salads. We spent a happy 2 hours there and will be back!

Thank Andy G
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Great to see that this place remains open. Always good coffee and it hasn't changed. Friendly staff and welcoming place to be.

Thank Buckoinchch
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Hislops was great and we certainly enjoyed the food and coffee, their carrot cake was the best ever and their coffees well up there. A lovely warm friendly atmosphere and well worthy of a visit.

Thank Sandy R
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Excellent place if you care about what goes down your throat and where it comes from. One waiter, so it did take too long for the meal to arrive but, it was worth the wait. Oat porridge fantastic, eggs bene and avo - egg too...More

Thank travelsavvy2016
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 32
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 Beach Road, Kaikoura, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Kaikoura
  • Phone Number: +64 3-319 6971
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