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Craypot Cafe & Bar

70 West End | Opposite Public Toilets And Carpark, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 3-319 6027
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good33%
  • Average18%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible11%
Travellers talk about
“seafood chowder” (12 reviews)
“bread” (3 reviews)
“craft beer” (5 reviews)
Opens in 19 min
All hours
$$ - $$$
70 West End | Opposite Public Toilets And Carpark, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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Reviewed 7 January 2016

We live in Christchurch and often stop in Kaikoura either passing through or just going up for the day to visit the seals. We always pop in to Craypot for a coffee or lunch! There was a lovely Scandinavian girl who was the best waitress...More

Thank fludlle
Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

Just what I felt like eating and paying for a lunch. Blt with chips and a good strong coffee. $20 perfect. Loads of good quality bacon on brown bread, no butter, with ample lettuce and tomato.

Thank Tracey L
Reviewed 1 January 2016

Unfortunately no vegan food on the menu, but a chat with the waiting staff and I was offered the "vegetable stack" made vegan. Very nice it was too - it'd be great if you could pop that on your menu ;) My partner had the...More

Thank Wellywearer
Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

Worst poached eggs I've ever had, over cooked, rubbery. Don't waste your money. On a positive note Pancakes and creamy mushroom are okay

Thank olsen84
Reviewed 23 December 2015 via mobile

We ate here for dinner two nights in a row. The first night my partner had the mixed grill, I had the chicken schnitzel which came with chips and salad. The second night my partner had the Kiwi steak duo and I had the chicken...More

Thank Lara F
Reviewed 22 December 2015 via mobile

We had sandwiches made up for the kids and a bowl of chips. Hubby enjoyed the fish burger, quiet big. I had the squid salad, which was ok. Kids enjoyed the play area while waiting for lunch.

Thank AskAndrea
Reviewed 18 December 2015 via mobile

We loved coming here for a relaxing coffee as the kids corner is great. Coffee was good and we ate here too which was good quality. Highly recommend

Thank eimear32
Reviewed 17 December 2015

Clean tidy cafe serving a basic but very nice meal. Friendly and helpful manager. We would come again.

Thank Kingsley S
Reviewed 26 November 2015

I've just read some bad reviews this place, but our experience on November the 10th 2015 was good. We came here for our breakfast. I took a whale breakfast and my girlfriend egg bacon Benedict. We liked the dishes and the nice atmosphere of beach...More

Thank travelsafer
Reviewed 14 November 2015 via mobile

Had lunch here yesterday and can't wait to go back. The seafood chowder was amazing. The staff and service were excellent to.

Thank Michelle W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 31
Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Television, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:30 am - 8:00 pm
8:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:30 am - 8:00 pm
8:30 am - 8:00 pm
8:30 am - 8:00 pm
8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 70 West End | Opposite Public Toilets And Carpark, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Kaikoura
  • Phone Number: +64 3-319 6027
  • E-mail
The Craypot cafe where family & friends gather. Whether you're looking for a place to make connections, retreat to, or simply looking to replenish and refresh yourself the Craypot Cafe welcomes you. You have seating choices - the lounge area, kids play area, study area, the bar or our dining areas found inside & out. You have drink choices that will make you smile, barista coffees, pots of tea, RTD's, crafted beers-bottles & tap & of course the old staples that the big boys - DB & Lion, offer. You have food choices that will satisfy you, snacks, breakfast , lunch & dinner options Be you one or twenty we welcome you.
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