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Kai Whakapai Cafe and Bar

$$ - $$$, Cafe,
Ardmore St, Wanaka 9192, New Zealand
+64 3-443 7795
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good35%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (16 reviews)
“pizza” (54 reviews)
“french toast” (10 reviews)
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Bar, Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Ardmore St, Wanaka 9192, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After reading the reviews I tried this place and it was as expected... good coffee, great food, cool ambiance, exceptional location. The only (very) slight teeny tiny imperfection (if there was indeed one) was although I was dining in, when I asked for my coffee...More

Thank Allblackcapfan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were late stopping by so they were only offering pizza, I didn't really fancy pizza but couldn't be bothered going anywhere else so we ordered pizza and large chips to share. Top tip: only order large fries if you are hungry - the portion...More

Thank Bee A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the best breakies we have had. Awesome flavour and eggs cooked to perfection!! Do yourself a favour when in Wanaka and head here for breakfast.

Thank WilRoc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous place to sit outside and enjoy a beer and chips in the sun. Staff friendly good old fashioned Kiwi pub food and the location is in the centre of busy Wanaka township. 😁😀

Thank Michelle S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to relax, with a good selection of drinks and good music playing all day long. We didn’t eat here, but only had some drinks and read a book. Yet, the food looked good too.

Thank Patrick B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a very delicious eggs benny for breakfast with chilled and friendly staff..just the way we like it. Food was delicious and a relaxed and well managed service. Thank you .

Thank Rachel M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a delicious breakfast here on the way out of Wanaka. The service was a little slow but the delicious food made up for it. I would revisit if I was passing through Wanaka again.

Thank miss-b20
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Looking for a quiet spot with great atmosphere and New Zealand beer on tap? This is the place to enjoy a large glass of lager or Brewski.

Thank Wheredoyougo
Reviewed 15 December 2017

Our hiking group had reserved space upstairs, but it was insufficient. Service almost non-existent. Food was decent but difficult to eat without any tableware....

Thank wynterwynd
Roger N, Owner at Kai Whakapai Cafe and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago
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Apologies for your experience.

Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

Lively lake front location, friendly staff, good selection of local beers on draft. Maggie had a glass of Pinot noir. They had three available and she was offered chance to taste before selecting. First was so good - Maude a local wine she didn’t even...More

Thank fredfindlay
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Questions & Answers
2 June 2017|
Response from Roger N | Property representative |
yes, there are a couple of options that can be made vegan if you make if we change a couple of ingredients and you can always make up a breakfast by adding together some side dishes :-)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ardmore St, Wanaka 9192, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Wanaka
  • Phone Number: +64 3-443 7795
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