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Hislops Wholefood Cafe

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33 Beach Road, Kaikoura, New Zealand
+64 3-319 6971
09:00 - 21:00
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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Another stunningly enjoyable visit to Hislops cafe. The food was very very good, the table we sat at in the sun and out of the breeze was great and the service excellent. I always visit when I am in Kaikoura and there has never been a time I have been disappointed. Consistently high standard. Thank you!!

Thank _debsandtrishy
Toronto, Canada
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

We had the best lunch ever. I had the beetroot salad with quinoa on greens and edamame with almonds.- FANTASTIC. My husband had the Energy Salad of the Day  - Warm turmeric roasted veges on  seasonal greens, topped with feta and toasted sunflower and pumpkin seeds. Finally a healthy and tasty lunch in the southern hemisphere

Thank Judi H
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Great menu, only had enough time to pop in for a coffee next time definitely will dine in for a meal

Thank Penny C
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Really tasty food and pretty healthy as well! Nice service. The only "minus" is that it's directly located beside a main road.

Thank Annette J
Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Looked after so beautifully by the friendly staff, excellent food and drinks. Our little daughter was entertained with colouring in and loved her kids meal, that was yummy and healthy! I relished this dining experience. Wished I could have come here again and again!

Thank AnnaRandwick
Christchurch, New Zealand
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 19 January 2017

Only had time for a snack but enjoyed it very much. Friendly service and delicious food that tastes like excellent home cooking. What more could you want?

Thank BMWreview
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

The food at Hislops was beautiful, we all had the Potato and feta Rosti. Our waitress was extremely attentive, only down side is that we weren't served water and had to ask for it. It wasn't busy, but that's to be expected after the earthquake! Fully recommend for anybody stopping for lunch!

Thank V9982HRdaniellel
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Really nice location, able to sit at tables under verandah, great choice of meals even for vegos !! Staff really nice and informative. Good coffee - really enjoyed the meal.

Thank NZTravellerKaiapoi
Christchurch, New Zealand
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

The cafe and staff were all very nice. My breakfast (Bacon and Eggs) was nice but really had no wow to it and was pretty small for the price. I loved the bread though and that everything is organic, nice touch.

Thank Amylmck
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Stopped in for lunch having heard this place made meals from scratch and was not disappointed. This place is excellent value for money for food. I was however disappointed with the coffee. Common to a lot of places they can probably make any coffee and milk combination because drinkers add sugar and it's more flavored hot milkshake then coffee. Us... More 

Thank Robert J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 32
Cafe, Soups, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?