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Why Not Cafe

66 West End, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good39%
  • Average20%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible7%
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Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
66 West End, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Situated in the heart of Kaikoura this cafe/restaurant offers a good choice of food, both cooked and self service. The place is very clean and presentable and the staff are young and friendly.

Thank Bernard R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definately choose a seat inside, not outside with the toilets, flies sea gulls & smokers. Very busy place with line of people. When we got to the counter the older lady who just couldn't crack a smile said back soon & then left for at...More

Thank sherbsfamily
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I placed an order here with the recommendation of our coach driver, however was poorly disappointed, firstly was overcharged, and they had run out of sour cream, and so only served not even half of what was on offer!

Thank 1994Nz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice cafe conveniently located. Coffees are good, with soy milk options. Sweets are ok, with a good gluten-free cake. It is a nice place to stop by for a quick and not pretentious lunch or breakfast.

Thank Giovanni C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service and coffee were both questionable. I ordered an expresso but have no idea what I ended up with.... undrinkable anyway. Been here before and never had a problem until now.

Thank janjohnson241
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch at this buzzing place on our way to Nelson. Not bad, though the scones were a bit too dry. Coffee is OK. Gets very busy, so might be difficult to find a seat.

Thank Patrick B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I could just let the photo speak for itself! This little place had very friendly staff and above all amazing food. Probably the best breakfast I had in New Zealand.

Thank Ian S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in here for a coffee one morning. Coffee was really good and cafe was lovely and friendly with lots of food options which all looked good.

Thank DaveDonnaMc
Reviewed 10 December 2017

I had a very nice steak pie and a raspberry brownie for lunch. The indoor seating was casual and relaxing.

Thank Shirotai
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

Had a panini here for lunch. Staff was pretty friendly and panini was good, could have been more toasted but otherwise fine

Thank kimsG1672CH
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
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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