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Why Not Cafe

) #16 of 36 Restaurants in Kaikoura $ Cafe,
66 West End, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good39%
  • Average20%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible8%
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Cafe, New Zealand
66 West End, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Here in a city really ravaged by the recent earthquake is a great cafe for breakfast with innovative and tasty dishes

Thank hirschwrites
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After fasting to reduce the potential effects of sea sickness while whale watching, the hot breakfasts at the Why Not Cafe were welcome indeed! As well as eggs, bacon, sausages, mushrooms, tomatoes, etc., you can also (perhaps ‘instead’?!) help yourself to a range of pies...More

Thank PatrickDrysdale
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

In Kaikoura post earthquake and looking for somewhere for lunch. Unfortunately not much open - found the Why Not Cafe so thought we would give it a try. Advertised as having the best Seafood Chowder in town. This being a favourite of mine - naturally...More

Thank peter_fussell
Reviewed 18 May 2017

We stopped for lunch and thoroughly enjoyed the food and we had the best cup of tea ever ! The cafe food was exceptional and we would definitely recommend this cafe.

Thank Nanchch
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Good substantial kiwi fare. Usual cabinet food but good menu range. A bit noisey. Nice to be able to sit outside in the sun.

Thank Jill S
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Just a stopover for lunch. This place was much appreciated. Lovely food, great staff and a very clean and welcoming shop. They make a 'mean' cup of tea. Sandwiches,cakes and pies were fresh. The seafood chowder was a big hit, taste wise as well as...More

Thank DondeaB
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We had our breakfast here, really nice. Lovely scrambled eggs which I had a craving for, and the staff were happy for us to just sit and people watch after we'd eaten. Lovely place, I recommend it.

1  Thank 653AnnFrank
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Had breakfasts and lunch here. Everything was fresh, well prepared and generous serves. Good coffee too.

1  Thank hydrographer54
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Stopped here a couple of times. Really nice food. The only issue I had was having to wait 45 minutes for my meal - they were really busy, but I thought it was far too long to wait for lunch. Was very enjoyable when it...More

Thank Philip C
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Had a nice gluten free breakfast at Why Not with eggs hollandaise bacon and GF bread. Staff very helpful to ensure my meal was GF. The Cafe is also set up well for those on the run with a cabinet of pre-prepared meals and snacks....More

Thank Aussie2Lee
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  • Value
Cafe, New Zealand
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 66 West End, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Kaikoura
  • Phone Number: 319-6486
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