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Beach House Cafe

39 Beach Road | Kaikoura Flat, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 3-319 6035
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (15 reviews)
“hash” (3 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 am - 4:00 pmAll hours
Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
39 Beach Road | Kaikoura Flat, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Beach House Cafe
1. Home made free range goodness!
"Just awesome - great service."
Jonny B
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2. Seafood Chowder!!!
"Good food, good service and usual cafe prices."
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3. Eggs Benedict!!!!
" best eggs bene ever! My mouth is watering just thinking about it"
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1 - 10 of 193 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for an early one and enjoyed a great coffee and homemade breakfast. great service really personal.took away a home made health bar which was perfect even after 2 days of trekking.

Thank Eric H
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

If you want good food this is the place to go. Especially great place if meat is not your number one choice, though good meat is also served. Coffee is to die for with superb choice of yummy sides to have with this. The staff...More

Thank lous594
KaikouraBeachHouse, Manager at Beach House Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you!! We pride ourselves on customer service and great coffee and 100% home made foods to support your experience. See you again we hope:)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always a sucker for a good Eggs Benedict so I sought this cafe out based on the reviews here. I needed an early start to get to Picton and this place opens early. The eggs came with my favourite smoked salmon as one option, but...More

Thank zhuhai2007
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good coffee ,good service , friendly staff with great views . Loved the homemade healthy bars. will go back for more.

Thank Ariel H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here on New Years holiday so this may have affected the service. We waited 10 minutes for our flat white and cappuccino and then half an hour for our food which was the cauliflower soup and the seafood chowder. The staff seemed a...More

Thank JadePeggyLou
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have made a point of visiting Beach House Café when visiting or stopping over at Kaikoura and we have always enjoyed our meals or a Coffee and sweet something at the Beach House Café. This time was no different and we were greeted with...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here on Christmas Eve morning on our way to the ferry. The staff were lovely and very accommodating for the kids, we are all gluten free and were spoilt for choice with breakfast options. Our meals and coffee were to die for -...More

Thank Gracie_f99
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking forward to a nice breakfast after a long drive a ferry crossing. We ordered the corn fritters, which came quickly but were very undercooked with runny batter in the middle. The staff were very good about replacing the meals. However the portions...More

Thank Anna R
KaikouraBeachHouse, Owner at Beach House Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Im bummed to read this as I remember you clearly. We were greatful you pointed out our raw corn fritters and replaced it with an eggs bene after you had ate everything on you lifestyle other than on fritter. I highly doubt your eggs bene...More

Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

We had a very yummy breakfast here. We all enjoyed our food and I was really pleased with the gluten free options. Smoothies were very sweet and a little overpriced in my opinion. The cafe has several rooms so you can sit in a room...More

Thank Louise M
KaikouraBeachHouse, Owner at Beach House Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Glad you enjoyed the new fire!! And our separate rooms in our 100 year old villa. Appreciate your comment on the smoothies and I will taste test them

Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Not a lot of choice in Kaikoura on this late winter Sunday. However, The Beach House turned out to be far better than it at first appeared from the roadside. Simple furnishings but beautifully cooked food delivered to our table in a timely fashion. What's...More

Thank Old V
KaikouraBeachHouse, Owner at Beach House Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are glad you enjoyed our hard working staff who stay open longer through winter to cover the Kaikoura Gaps:)

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 17
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 Beach Road | Kaikoura Flat, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Kaikoura
  • Phone Number: +64 3-319 6035
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A homely old villa with different seating areas, kids play room, private back deck away from road. Lunch on the run or sit and enjoy. Fantastic gluten free menu for tho who need it. Evenings also in summer months and winter by arrangement for groups. Private functions are welcome. Licensed Cafe :)
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