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The Old Kaikoura Winery
98/100 (704 ratings)
Restaurants
New Zealand
Contemporary
Seafood
Dinner
Lunch
Brunch
"Worth the trip for the view alone. Enjoyed a 2 course lunch, selected from a small menu. The food was delicious and intriguing, with obvious care and..."
Andy Clover
"We went for a work function, and the food was outstanding. They laid out a browsing table with an awesome array of cold meats, salads and antipasto..."
Duncan Henderson
"Amazing refined flavours and clever presentation. A briefly welcome on beautiful..."
Louise Frend
"Exquisite!!. We were fortunate to get a booking for the 7 course degustation meal. So glad our host recommended a visit. A first class international..."
Josie Swan
"Absolutely fantastic food!! Some of the best food I’ve had in New Zealand (and I live here), with views to match. A MUST..."
Jen Forret
"What a lovely place. Owner, Staff and Chef are really amazing. They want to provide the best possible service they can and they really do. The food..."
Philipp vD
"We had the 7 course tasting menu and every course was superb. The highlights for me were the pork dish with pork done three ways, kawakawa sorbet..."
Leapy 99
"Fantastic restaurant! We opted for the 7 course degustation menu. Some of the best food we have had in NZ. Beautiful fresh and local produce, with so..."
Amy Rankin
"World class views and amazing food to compliment. I am sure there not many places in the world with such a view. We had the 3 -course menu. The menu..."
Sty
"After talking to a couple of locals, we decided to travel the short distance to this amazing restaurant! What a fantastic evening that would be..."
Phil Joyce
Slamclub
94/100 (373 ratings)
Quick Bites
Restaurants
Gluten Free Options
Vegan Options
Cafe
New Zealand
Vegetarian Friendly
New Zealand
Cafe
Gluten Free Options
Vegan Options
Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch
Breakfast
Dinner
Lunch
Plum Strudel
Long Black
Huevos Rancheros
Salad
Dear Me and Slam 'N' Cheese
Macchiato
Mocha
Duck
Vegetarian Salad
Beef Short Ribs
Ribs
Open Chicken Sandwich
Apple Cake
Pulled Pork Salad
Burger
Potato Leek Soup
Toasts
Duck Sandwich
Sandwiches
Venison Sandwich
Pulled Jackfruit Burrito
Pork
Breakfast Sandwich Without Bacon
Coffee
Vegerama Salad
Meat platter
Café
Café
New Zealand
Seating
Serves Alcohol
Takeout
Brunch
Breakfast
Dinner
Lunch
Mid-range
"What a wonderful place. Had a take away sandwich - was amazing. So we decided to come back for dinner the next night. Amazing food & great staff...."
Karen Goodman
"Great food, great staff, and a great vibe. International staff and still the most kiwi experience ever. If you want some of the best food Kaikoura..."
Neihana Burke
"Very nice place. Sandwich’s are very delicious but venison is little bit small if you are very hungry u can get duck sandwich is better..."
gosmami
"Excellent food and service. The staff are REALLY nice and the food is AMAZING. We had the Buddha Bowl and seafood paella (risotto), as we don’t eat..."
Andry G.
"One of the best sandwiches I’ve ever had! A must eat place when visiting Kaikoura with very friendly staff (more than happy to make the Breakfast..."
Wesley Tilbury
"Great place for lunch! Recommend the Quacky..."
Emma Krijnen
"Cool vibes, friendly staff, and amazing food. Came here hungry after cycling from Hanmer and the food didn't disappoint. Meat platter was full of..."
David Balzer
"Nice place where you can have gluten free options. We had a really nice salad and yummy potatoes with a delicious ali oli sauce..."
Hôku Wild
"The food was super delicious and the staff was very energetic and..."
L. P.
"The Dear Me was delicious! Such a great place to get lunch in Kaikoura. Would highly recommend for toasty..."
Lance Cotter
Chiwis Cafe
90/100 (790 ratings)
Restaurants
Vegan Options
New Zealand
New Zealand
Cafe
Vegetarian Friendly
Vegan Options
Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast
Dinner
Lunch
Brunch
Hollandaise
Small Hot Chocolate
Toasts
Small Flat White
Seafood chowder
Cheese & Bacon Wedges
Soup of the Day
Cafe Big Breakfast
Fish of the Day
Bacon and Egg Quiche
Salmon Eggs Benedict
Eggs Benedict with Bacon AMD Salmon
Pork Dumplings
Steamed Green Shell Mussels
Tiger Prawns
Almond Croissant
Iced Chocolate
My Coffee
Latte and Carrot Cake
Chowder
French Toast
New Zealand
Café
Accepts Credit Cards
Takeout
Seating
Table Service
Wheelchair Accessible
Highchairs Available
Brunch
Breakfast
Dinner
Lunch
Cheap Eats
"Simply amazing! The two of us ordered the soup of the day (Pumpkin Soup), Fish of the day and a Spinach/Mushroom/onion omelette. And every dish was..."
Karlie Po
"We were actually wanting to try the cafe next door to this one for coffee, but it was closed so in to Chiwis we went. Ordered flat white coffee. Was..."
Diana Waines
"Best breakfast we've had in NZ so far. Enjoyed the English big breakfast (a proper one!) and excellent spicy chai latte. The mussel pie was pretty..."
J T
"We stopped multiple times. The owner is very welcoming. And good food to match. And if you try something once and go back again, she will most likely..."
Sabyasachi Banerjee
"Love the pumpkin soup and chinese dumplings. The owner readily offered us vinegar upon request. Very friendly staff and cozy..."
LJ
"Almond croissant and salmon eggs bene. So fresh with hot smoked salmon and free range eggs. Great range of cabinet food too and house special mussel..."
Nicola Essex
"Really good food for about the price I expected with friendly staff. Would come here again for a really good breakfast. All of us were..."
Daniel McRae
"Fabulous greeting from New Owner Andrew who makes fresh pies at 5 am daily. The pie pastry is light buttery & the good proportions of steak filling..."
Marlene Boyd-Wilson
"Dropped in here for a bite to eat. Nice friendly atmosphere with great cake and coffee and tea. On the main road with parking out front. The..."
Murray Quartly
"We wanted to know where to get the best chowder in town and our motel owner recommended us this unassuming little cafe and boy did they live up to..."
Stefan Yap
The Jailhouse Kaikoura
89/100 (829 ratings)
Quick Bites
Restaurants
American
Greek
Vegan Options
Greek
European
New Zealand
American
Fast food
European
Vegetarian Friendly
New Zealand
Vegetarian Friendly
Vegan Options
Brunch
Breakfast
Dinner
Lunch
Curly Fries
Vegetarian Souvlaki
Burger
Piggy Jailbird
Souvlaki
Jail House Burger
Piggy Jailbird or Jailbreak
Burger
Sit down
American
Greek
Fast food
New Zealand
European
Seating
Free Wifi
Accepts Credit Cards
Delivery
Outdoor Seating
Takeout
Street Parking
Dinner
Lunch
Brunch
Breakfast
Cheap Eats
"My husband has eaten some burgers and he said this one was up in the top 3 hes had. Really good flavourful food. Big portions fries were huge and yum..."
Shanequekwa Mitchell
"Outstanding. Hands down the best burgers in Kaikōura. The service was amazing. I had the lamb burger ...with the lamb chop meat..soo tasty. And my..."
Rebecca Gibson
"Chilli burgers, vege burger, lamb souvlaki & chilp - all delicious. A short wait, & friendly staff. We ate them on the beach on a sunny, still..."
Lisa A Madsen
"Stopped here to pick up some Souvlaki and wasn't disappointed. Authentic bread and fresh ingredients made our meals an absolute delight. The team..."
P W
"Second time we have had takeaways from here. Fantastic!!! The size of their GF burger buns is superb for feeding a big appetite. Non GF is also..."
Cathie Bryden
"This place has no right to be as good as it is. We caught it at a quiet time, and it was the best burger I've had a good long while! Punching well..."
Hamish F
"Great burger, lots of food, reasonable price. Everyone was incredible and it was just an overall great..."
David Edington
"Nice lil place to rek some burgers 🍔. Clean, tidy and smol, with outdoor seating directly under a bridge. Good window seating. I'd of wanted to..."
The Māori That Bikes (Maori That Bikes)
"Yum food, great hospitality, super friendly staff, great..."
Zak Amadeus
"The Jailbreak is the best burger I've had in a long, long time. A blending of everything I didn't know I want in a burger. Absolutely recommend. The..."
Schlomo Trollenstern
"Take the outlaw, you will be blown away by the tasty and juicy meat! The mozzarella and the cheddar is making it one of the best burgers I ever..."
Delchef Lionel
"We dined in on New Years Eve and had an awesome experience. My daughters commented they were the best burgers they had ever tasted and my Souvlaki..."
Maddy
"Excellent casual place. Reasonable. Great burger, falafel, lamb and great chips. Very friendly. All food made in..."
Brent Johnson
"Big on size and taste. Best burgers in Kaikoura. Also tried their bratwurst sausage hotdogs. Amazing!...."
Rawiri Nikora
"Lovely little food place right at the centre of Kaikōura with lots of parking available close by. The vegetarian and vegan options were delicious,..."
Saphira46
"Our ferry was delayed 6 hours and we got to kaikoura late. Dinner here is the best thing happened today. What a surprise! Fast, cheap, tasty, the..."
lu dimitri
"The staff were super friendly and kind, and the curly fries were the best I’ve ever had! The lamb souvlaki was also delicious. Definitely..."
Peef Cake
Karaka Lobster
86/100 (490 ratings)
Quick Bites
Restaurants
Seafood
Cafe
Healthy
Cafe
Healthy
Fast Food
Fast food
Seafood
New Zealand
Breakfast
Lunch
Brunch
Freshly Crooked Crayfish and Seafood Chowder
Crayfish Fish & Chips Whitebait
Lobster with Fries and Salad
Crawfish
Catfish
Gluten Free Battered Fish and Chips
Fish
Fish 'N Chips
Whitebait Fritter
Half Lobster Combo
Crayfish Lobster
Crayfish Lunch
NZ Crayfish
Crayfish Combo
Whitebait Lunch
Lobster
Chocolate Raspberry Muffin
What's Left of Our Crayfish Meal
Café
Healthy
Café
Fast food
Seafood
New Zealand
Gift Cards Available
Parking Available
Free off-street parking
Accepts Credit Cards
Dog Friendly
Outdoor Seating
Takeout
Accepts Visa
Waterfront
Beach
Seating
Wheelchair Accessible
Brunch
Breakfast
Lunch
Mid-range
"The freshest lobster I have ever had in NZ. They catch their lobsters daily and cook them to sell on the day. (You could buy and take away alive..."
Amy
"Dropped by here on my way to Blenheim to try out the crayfish/lobster as it was recommended by one of my peers in NZ. Lobster was served with aioli..."
David Popperfield
"We travelled from Christchurch for a day trip and chose Karaka Lobster to be our food destination. We wanted to give fresh lobster a go as we've..."
Nancy Lan Watkinson
"Lovely place and a worth it crayfish lobster to reward ourselves after a long drive from Auckland. Coffee, was a bit of a meh. The view is amazing...."
danielleleilalu
"A lovely pull in off the road for quality food and drink. Local freshly caught and cooked 🦞 lobster served by very friendly staff. Good ♿️..."
Carl Hill
"One of New Zealand’s famous tourist towns, primarily known for whale watching, swimming with dolphins, and enjoying lobster! In the Māori..."
彭笙瑞
"Ordered hot chips and they were nice and tasty. As for the crayfish. They were being sold by weight which is very reasonable. Fully recommend this..."
David M Pelasio
"Cute place. Fabulous views. Great place to chill..."
lindy jarvis
"Luckily we turned up before the lunch call, we had a cray for brunch, and even saw John Key dropped in by helicopter for their famous sausage..."
Ian Greer
"Fantastic treat, for lunch crayfish n chips, super friendly staff in a beautiful..."
Murray & Karen Anderson
Hislops Wholefood Cafe
86/100 (671 ratings)
Restaurants
New Zealand
Gluten Free Options
Soups
Vegan Options
Vegetarian Friendly
Cafe
Vegetarian Friendly
Gluten Free Options
Vegan Options
Brunch
After-hours
Breakfast
Dinner
Lunch
Carrot Cake
Halloumi
Salad
Cakes
Mussels
Salmon
Lamb
Fish
Fish Sandwich
Sandwiches
Nachos
Burger
Eggs Benedict
Toasts
"Wonderful spot to stop at for lunch. Tried the salmon quesadilla and the cacao beef nachos, both were of good quality and the service was good. Nice..."
Henry MD
"LOVED IT! We went for the nachos and the chicken tostada for lunch and both were gone in the blink of an eye while the kids meals were equally..."
Russell King
"Great food. Had the eggs Benedict and they were great. The soup of the day was very good and the eggs and avocado where tasty. The fresh juice was a..."
Christiana Smyrilli
"The best breakfast in Kaikoura, hands down. You know how a lot of places do Eggs Benedict, and you taste them and you just end up with that fatty..."
Andrew Johnson (AJ)
"A bit pricey, but the food and the service is good. They also have a cosy outdoor which is really good when the sun is out. I ordered an energizer..."
A-L J
"Big portions and the flavor is there as well! Service is friendly and warm. Awesome brunch for our weekend trip. Will come back again for..."
Le W
"Great place for breakfast. The coffee was great. Just the way we drink it. Strong. Food is..."
Marin Ianev
"A cafe amongst the container precinct in the middle of Kaikoura town centre. It has a modern decor with fierce timber look and a hip millennial feel..."
Pleayo Tovaranonte
"Very amazing staff and beautiful cafe! It's a bit pricy but the food is worth it. We'd come..."
Jasmin Jäger
"Went in for breakfast, hand the eggs Benny. Coffee was yum, food was yum, service was quick and good. All round great..."
Jenn Shraga
"Very nice and cute place. The food was very good. The lemon crumble was DELICIOUS. I would love to have the..."
Viviane Kas
"Excellent excellent service and the food was delicious. The staff was very knowledgeable and provided great recommendations on meals and drinks. ..."
Ben Krehbiel
"Delicious and healthy food, vegetarian options available. We loved the lunch ans breakfast and will come back one day..."
S C
"Best breakfast place in Kaikoura. Good coffee, delicious food, lovely staff and cozy..."
Sarah
"ABSOLUTELY LOVE!!! Delightful staff.... Fantastic food and coffee... WiFi.... Nice clean bathrooms... General warm atmosphere..."
Deena D'Clute
"amazing food, great environment and nice..."
סתו מלצר
"Excellent service and delicious wholesome food! We went for lunch and shared the lentil burger with my sister. The staff were super sweet as they..."
Melissa
"What a lovely cafe! Inviting, warm, beautifully laid out restaurant with ample garden + patio space. Excellent service, great coffee, and I had an..."
Julie Pirkle
"Such a fantastic place for coffee and breakfast. The coffee is the best I have had here in NZ (and i love my coffee so that is a compliment!) And the..."
Amy Bowles
Beach House Cafe
83/100 (1049 ratings)
Quick Bites
Gluten Free Options
Vegan Options
New Zealand
Cafe
Cafe
Vegetarian Friendly
New Zealand
Gluten Free Options
Vegan Options
Vegetarian Friendly
Drinks
Breakfast
Lunch
Brunch
Burger
Fish
Salad
Poached Eggs with Avocado Toast
Coffee
Salmon
Vegan Stack
Muffin
Cappuccino
Chai Latte with Almond Milk
Seafood chowder
Eggs on Rosti with Salmon
hot chocolate
Chowder
Smoked Salmon Cream Cheese Bagels
Mocha
Bacon and eggs
Burger
Eggs Benedict
Lemonade
Toasts
Blueberry Pancakes
Cheese Scone
Souvlaki
Pancakes
Corn Fritters
Cakes
Greek Wrap
Sit down
Café
New Zealand
Serves Alcohol
Highchairs Available
Free Wifi
Outdoor Seating
Takeout
Seating
Wheelchair Accessible
Drinks
Brunch
Breakfast
Lunch
Mid-range
"10/10 You have to stop in for a coffee to take away or sit in and relax in the cozy home or out the front in the court yard looking at the incredible..."
Chloe Davis
"Visited Beach House Café a few times. And this is one of my go-to-breakfast places in town. Big boy was definitely superb and the seafood chowder..."
Tara.Czhatz
"Best vegan breakfast (the vegan stack)! Amazing presentation, taste, and atmosphere. Would highly recommend to anyone. You’re missing out if you..."
Trina L
"Was going to write arguably but there’s not argument. The best cafe in New Zealand it was so good I had the same thing twice and way too many of..."
merick moss
"Best vibes! Comfortable seating with great options inside and out. Staff are all friendly and genuinely look like they enjoy life and it projects..."
Katie Baldwin
"The vegan stack was really tasty, the oat hot chocolate was a bit disappointing as all I could taste was oat milk, although it looked really good..."
Aisling Byrne
"perfect food, great service. lovely..."
Rodrigo Silva Freitas
"This place is phenomenal. Really lovely staff. Easy to get to. Open early. The decor, vibe, atmosphere is so chill and cool and inviting. The food -..."
Leigh Anne Darilek
"Really nice café with good coffee, food and very friendly staff :) We came here a few times and it was very nice every time. I highly recommend the..."
Ines Kuster
"Food here was stunning! Staff were super friendly and accommodating. Gluten free options. Great vibes. ..."
Ian C
"Lovely place and some of the smoothest coffee I have had in New..."
Marie Sofie Spanggaard Jespersen
"Great food, good variety. Fast..."
Josiah
"Great little place in Kaikora with a deserved reputation. It was quite busy when we went for a late breakfast but soon got a table and our..."
P W
"I've traveled a few ks all over NZ. I can tell you this is the best café that I have visited in both the north and south island. The coffee is..."
Stefan Edwards
"A colourful interior in a sunny spot just north of Kaikoura town on the main road. Parking on the street.Cosy seating areas great coffee..."
Mike Nelson
"Traveled through the area and stopped here for breakfast. This place is top notch. I highly recommend stopping in for coffee and breakfast. The..."
Andrique S
"Awesome, friendly and funny staff. Great place with lots of sunny spaces, a fire and interesting art! Beautiful food. Husband was most impressed with..."
Victoria Brookland
"This comfy and friendly cafe serves the best coffee in Kaikoura. The cafe’s rooms, with their polished timber floors, are a perfect place to while..."
Fergus Blakiston
Simes Kitchen
83/100 (311 ratings)
Restaurants
Cafe
New Zealand
New Zealand
Cafe
Healthy
Vegetarian Friendly
Vegan Options
Vegan Options
Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch
Brunch
Breakfast
Cornbreaded Mushrooms
Ice Iced Chocolate
Ham and cheese croissant
Chips
Steak & Fried Eggs with Horopito Chimmi Churri Crushed
Banana Bread
Eggs and Apple Cider Hollandaise
Latte
House Made Cornbread with Thick Cut
Fish pie
salmon benedict
Lemon Meringue Pie
Peanut Butter
Large Cappuccino
Chocolate Croissant
Mushroom Toastie
Mushrooms on Sourdough Toast
Granola Yogurt
Healthy
New Zealand
Café
Highchairs Available
Outdoor Seating
Takeout
Seating
Table Service
Brunch
Breakfast
Lunch
Cheap Eats
"Came in to Simes after biking the kaikoura cycle trail and was treated to an utterly delicious lunch and one of the best iced lattes I've had...."
Steph
"Great food and coffee..nothing to fault 👌 we ll be back tomorrow to try some more..."
Natallia
"Food, service, and atmosphere were all excellent. Great vegan & vegetarian options. Local beer on tap was great, will come again..."
Monique Murray
"Nice cafe in Kaikoura with great food and service. Lots of options of sandwiches and sweet treats. Outdoor seating great for a sunny..."
Joao Nobre
"Lovely staff. Great service. Had breakfast here. Food was exceptional 👌. Would highly..."
Ian&Trudy Green
"Had such an amazing breakfast today so I had to leave a review. The quality of food and flavours at simes are next level. Both meals were delicious -..."
Lucy Burrows
"Lovely place! Good coffee and the food is just YUMMY!!! Nice selection of dish, a lot of DF, GF and VG options. Very good coffee. Staff friendly and..."
alison richard
"I had only coffee but it was great! Finaly after few days travelling I had coffee with good taste! I will come again maybe for something to eat..."
Kateřina Jirková
"Wonderful breakfast at Sime’s - great ambiance, lovely staff and delicious food. We had the cornbread & eggs and strudel French toast - would..."
Andrea Newman
"One of the best vegan tafu burger we had. Love the other dishes also...."
Gilbert Tan
Kaikoura Food Company
82/100 (343 ratings)
Restaurants
Cafe
New Zealand
New Zealand
Cafe
Vegetarian Friendly
Gluten Free Options
Gluten Free Options
Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast
Lunch
Brunch
Toasts
Cakes
Fish
Sit down
New Zealand
Café
Parking Available
Highchairs Available
Outdoor Seating
Takeout
Reservations
Seating
Wheelchair Accessible
Brunch
Breakfast
Lunch
Mid-range
"Unbelievably great food and lattes! They put a piece of fudge with your latte to drop in your latte, Yum! The omelette was so fluffy, it was a slice..."
Rob Ryan
"We stop here for a morning coffee with the family and kids loved it, the food was great and good price, breakfast in less than 5 min, toasts and..."
Hardy
"After the happy episode of good food + wine at Saint Clair, we drove to Kaikoura to stay for the night as we have whale watching tour the next..."
Boon Loong Leo
"Stopped in here going up and down the island, the staff are always warm and inviting (mother/daughter behind the counter) and the food is quick and..."
Edward Karauria
"Lovely stop. Great coffee and we both had a good lunch. Chips perfection. Bacon & egg filo lovely. Thai pumpkin soup cud be more chilli but hey..."
Jacky Young
"We stopped here on our way to Christchurch, so lovely and friendly staff, delicious pies and ofcourse very good coffee. Stressfree atmosphere. Strong..."
Alisa Mutanen
"A huge 5 stars don't do this place justice. Mouthwatering, well presented, truly great food at a very reasonable price. Truly, set the other stops..."
John O'B
"Stopped for a quick bite before heading out for the day, service was fast & friendly. Food was good. Picked up some fudge while we were there which..."
Leah O
"We've eaten here often now and always have a lovely time. Excellent breakfast and coffee. Great roasted sandwiches and excellent croissants. ..."
John Lucas
"The food we had was a steak sandwich and burger and they were all cooked tp perfection and very delicious. The coffees and iced chocolate were..."
Rosemarie Ambler
"What a find! Great ambience, spacious, not in the town centre (big plus, and easier parking). Fantastic coffee, great cafe style food, excellent..."
Robert Stillion
"Second visit to The Food Company Kaikoura, first was a breakfast engagement back in 2016. This time we broke up our Picton to Christchurch trip with..."
Fraser Kitt
"Great food and friendly service. The pancakes were so yum. Thanks..."
Alex %
"Visited this cafe on our walk into town. Coffee and 2 muffins. Great selection. Very pleased with our choices and the lady was very pleasant. ..."
Colleen Allen
"The freshest lightest filo's, sooo tasty, absolutely the yummiest food I've eaten, will definitely be back for more..."
Carol Papworth
"Good value. We had the fish chowder, salad and fries with 2 very large flat whites. Well presented and tasty. Good service quantities were..."
Bill Taylor
"100% recommend this cafe. They were so helpful, friendly and accommodating. It almost had a family vibe! Great place for kids. They took extra care..."
Kristi M
Kaikoura Seafood Bbq
80/100 (1756 ratings)
Quick Bites
Seafood
New Zealand
Gluten Free Options
Soups
Barbecue
New Zealand
Seafood
Barbecue
Gluten Free Options
Dinner
Lunch
Brunch
Drinks
Salad
Seafood Platter and Crayfish
Catfish
Fresh Crayfish
Scallops
Crayfish Raw
Fish
Seafood chowder
Mussels
Crayfish Fritters
Grilled fish
Salmon
Paua Fritter
Whitebait
Crayfish Patty Sandwich
Gurnard Fish Sandwich
Chowder
Crayfish Mussels Scallops Seafood Chowder
Seafood Platters
Plody More
Fish Sandwich
Sandwiches
Grilled Prawns
Prawns
Lobster
Lobster
Scallop Sandwich
Omelette
Humr
Crawfish
Café
Barbecue
Seafood
New Zealand
Outdoor Seating
Takeout
Street Parking
Waterfront
Seating
Wheelchair Accessible
Parking Available
Free off-street parking
Drinks
Brunch
Dinner
Lunch
Mid-range
"The best experience - can't come to Kaikoura within trying out this awesome place kiwi style- BBQ seafood on the side of the road! Crayfish was..."
Diane Andrews
"Tasty, fresh seafood with friendly, quick service and a great view. Highly..."
Craig Pole
"Their crayfish is awesome, fresh and taste really good! Just a simple crayfish and prawn will be enough for us to enjoy our day in Kaikoura...."
Brahmastyo Puji
"This place has really tasty grilled seafood. You can select the crayfish you want from the tub and they grill it in garlic butter. Very fast service..."
Ben Drury
"Very tasty Crayfish for reasonable price. Comes with a garlic bread,rice and some salad. Waiting is about 20-30 min depends how busy they are. To..."
Michal Kanuch
"Excellent food!!!! Everything was fresh and the butter sauce was D E L I C I O U S!!! Seafood platter is a must try - value for money! $58 for huge..."
Smokeout
"The food is simple, the decor is casual, the setting is literally on the side of the road. Sound like I’m downplaying it? I’m not. This is..."
Iona Pical
"First time trying as I saw the reviews is good.Its a takeaway option on a rainy day. We went there on a rainy day so atmosphere is Neutral. We..."
Raymond Lim
"$50 for one cray fish with some salad and rice. The crayfish taste fresh. The hygiene of the cooking could be improved by using disposable gloves or..."
Yuki K
"What's not to love?!? Beautiful spot, friendly folk, and crayfish! The bouillabaisse was..."
Mel Lublow-Catty
"The crayfish (lobster) was really good! I had the 1/2 crayfish meal (rice, garlic bread, salad). Just a very unique setting along the road and steps..."
Kellie Reed
"We came across this place whilst walking back from the panoramic walk (highly recommended). Thirsty, we were delighted to find the drinks wagon sells..."
Hamish Pringle
"My partner and I were excited to try the seafood at Kaikoura Seafood BBQ Kiosk we heard all about it all the way from Melbourne, Victoria and we..."
K Spiteri
"Good quality seafood to eat in your car or on the beach while you watch the sealife & ocean. Nice people to deal with when ordering..."
James
"Yes it’s expensive but it’s sea food so quite normal. We paid like 80$ for 2 person. We had way enough, it was delicious. Not a big fan of the..."
Léa Brach
"Crayfish. YES!! Whitebait Fitter. YES! Seafood Platter YES!. Quick . Fresh and..."
Gavin Harris
"For all seafood lovers this is a must do in Kaikoura. We had the seafood platter and half a crayfish. Everything was so fresh and cooked to..."
Irene L
Cafe Encounter
80/100 (745 ratings)
Quick Bites
Gluten Free Options
New Zealand
International
Vegan Options
Vegetarian Friendly
New Zealand
International
Cafe
Cafe
Gluten Free Options
Vegan Options
Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast
Lunch
Brunch
Drinks
Salad
Cheesecakes
Salmon
Crepes
Cakes
Fish
Chowder
Pork
Cheesecake
Sandwiches
Eggs Benedict
French Toast
Toasts
Omelette
Sit down
Café
International
New Zealand
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Highchairs Available
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Accepts Credit Cards
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"Lovely position overlooking the bay. A nice place to sit back with your coffee & watch the world go..."
Ken Sharon Hail
"Delicious food great clean eating areas and friendly..."
Dayna Barnett
"On the advice of our travel agent New Zealand In Depth we went to Cafe Encounter ten minutes early on the morning of our dolphin watch tour. Good..."
Hamish Pringle
"Nice cafe: plenty of outdoor and indoor seating. Food was..."
Elizabeth D
"Great coffee and Chicken Pide was excellent. Friendly staff and a great spot in the sun. Were told it was the best brunch place in town and it was..."
Dave H
"I tried the pulled pork burger with fries one time and the salmon filo today, was sad the kitchen closes early the bus was late back due to the..."
Ash Gibson
"I didn't visit for the dolphin encounter, but I did visit for the cooked breakfast. A regular stop when we are in town and the service and quality of..."
Ash Price
"Often call in, and often with young Grandchildren, Friendly staff (threatened to put caffeine into our grandchildren's fluffy's lol). Good quality..."
Paul Donaldson
"The Frech toast was delicious, the big breakfast wasnt as big as I expected comparing it to others weve had on this trip. Still a decent sized meal..."
T&G Ratahi
"Really enjoyed that place, been there few times and always been great. Guess the best is the view when the weathers nice. Good range of food, tasty..."
katerina peuka
"Loved the food! Beautiful location with plenty outdoor seating for a hearty summer..."
Elroy 0kada
"We did the dolphin encounter twice it was that incredible. Couldn't get enough. Two days of swimming with dolphins was an absolute..."
John Hudson
"We tried their Seafood Chowder and Mussels in white wine cream sauce and both dishes were great. Very fresh and tasty. Seafood wasn't overcooked, but..."
Ilya Genkin
"Great coffee.We had surprise with chocolate spoon. Its near a beach, so its up to you if you take it out or stay..."
Biji Leskova
"good location, good foods, nice..."
Dino Li
"Fantastic service, amazing views, delicious hot chocolate that comes with a chocolate covered spoon. I highly recommend to anyone passing by..."
J
"Nice Cafe with good selection, prices, and food. Had the seafood chower and a berry smoothie. ..."
Derek Lewis
"Delicious salmon filo in the cabinet and a well priced menu as well. Great view of the water from cafe and very clean..."
Teresa Bowe
"Delicious breakfast for both kids and adults. We really enjoyed our meals. Coffee & smoothie was so yummy ! Slices were also good. Staff were not..."
Tania Palmer
Cods And Crayfish
80/100 (3957 ratings)
Quick Bites
Fast food
Gluten Free Options
New Zealand
Seafood
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New Zealand
Seafood
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Dinner
Lunch
Brunch
Oyster
Crayfish 0 5kg
Calamari
Blue Cod and Chips Yummo
Mussels
Oysters and Chips
Whole Crayfish
Battered Mussels and Chips
Fish & chips
Fish & Chips
Cod
Scallops
Prawns
Lobster
Hot Dog
Crayfish Cooked In
Crawfish
Blue Cod Fish & 1 2 Scoop of Chips
Catfish
Burger
Cray Fish with Garlic Sauce
Scallop Fish and Chips
Fish
Crayfish Platter
Chicken Schnitzel
Scallops
Seafood Basket nzd22 0
Fruit
Fast food
New Zealand
Fast food
Seafood
Seating
Wheelchair Accessible
Parking Available
Free off-street parking
Accepts Credit Cards
Outdoor Seating
Takeout
Accepts Mastercard
Accepts Visa
Street Parking
Dinner
Lunch
Cheap Eats
"Fantastic experience! Got their seafood platter at $120 , includes their signature blue cod, lobster and hand cut fries. Saw them bringing in and..."
Yves Saint J
"We went for dinner. It was super fresh. Bluecod fish&chip and crayfish were yummy. Next day we came back again for lunch order 3 crayfish and..."
PeaPie
"The crayfish feast was delicious. Crayfish was live in the tank on-site before cooking and was served in melted garlic butter. The blue cod,..."
Ben Drury
"They serve one of the best Grilled Crayfish I have had. It was fresh and well cooked, just nicely cooked. We also had the battered blue cod and..."
Karen C
"Fish and chip shop which also does crayfish. I had some blue cod fish and chips and crayfish. Both were absolutely delicious. We managed to get one..."
Leon Brown
"Maybe the best fish&crayfish we had in NZ. You can eat outdoors, but the seagulls would want some too. Takeaway is also a popular..."
Stef M
"Our first stop to try Crayfish and we were very impressed! Good value for money. Friendly service with a smile. You have the option of choosing the..."
Sabyasachi Banerjee
"Hands down best fish and chips ever. If you want cheap as chips (pardon the pun) it’s not for you but value is outstanding. Choice of fish,..."
Richard Smith
"The crayfish was amazing. We chose the biggest one on display and it was cooked to perfection. Succulent, tender, and so fresh. No fancy sauce..."
Iriz York
"Nice spot to enjoy some fish and chips ! Prices were good and you could tell that all the fishes were really fresh ! Staff was really helpful and..."
Valery T
"Nice little dining place. The crayfish is a must try here and really good and fresh! We actually felt the fish and chips were not too bad either...."
Abraham Lee
"Blue cod & groper was delicious. Really fat crispy chips too. A good solid fish n chips not just a tourist..."
Nicola Essex
"We went to Kaikoura for a crayfishing but we missed it. So we look for a crayfish restaurant and we found this place. The owner was very friendly,..."
Linna
"This is 2 scoops and blue cod. Battered and cooked straight away. Really..."
Donna Van Grinsven
"First night in Kaikoura, we really wanted to have koura (crayfish). We found this fish and chips shop on Google maps. The crayfish cooked perfectly,..."
Karen Chung
"Being introduced by the local, we tried this place for dinner. We were approached by the friendly boss, despite closing in another 30 min, order was..."
TEOW SOON NG
"Friendly, pleasant service, beautiful Bluecod..."
Judith Holland
"What do you do in Kaikoura? You have koura for kai. Simple easy takeaway. We loved the crayfish, blue cod and their beautiful crunchy chips. Highly..."
peter oht
Allure Cafe
76/100 (552 ratings)
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Healthy
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Grill
Gluten Free Options
Vegan Options
Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch
Breakfast
Dinner
Lunch
Fish
Salmon
Chowder
Eggs Benedict
Toasts
Omelette
Bagels
Pancakes
Cakes
Sit down
Healthy
Grill
Fast food
Accepts Credit Cards
Outdoor Seating
Takeout
Accepts Mastercard
Seating
Accepts Visa
Table Service
Street Parking
Wheelchair Accessible
Serves Alcohol
Wine and Beer
Highchairs Available
Free Wifi
Brunch
Breakfast
Dinner
Lunch
Mid-range
"Very pleasant clean tidy cafe. A nice breakfast was enjoyed by the family. Great staff. Great..."
Dice4Dungeons
"Jess provided excellent service and we were also impressed with Pixie's service. Went here with my big family to cook our fish and crayfish, and we..."
James C
"After finishing our fishing charter with Kaikoura Fishing Tours we bought our Crays and blue cod fish to Allure and even though they were closing..."
Indiana Bones
"Delicious food! From the meals to the coffee (and fluffy) and the sweets from the cabinet 😍 Very friendly and helpful staff as well! We enjoyed..."
Melissa Jara
"Absolute win, took our own fish in, they prepared and cooked it to perfection, generous amounts of chips and sides, will 100% be back, keep up the..."
Chris Platt
"Honestly, we hesitate to go in... But it was really really good ! Perfect for the price and the quality of the burger and sweet potatoes wedges ! the..."
Bruno Salvador
"Great food, friendly staff. My partner was impressed with the warm, convivial atmosphere of this cafe. It felt like a warm, unpretentious place to..."
Michael Brown
"We ordered the big breakfast, salmon bagel and pancakes with cream. We all loved the food, fresh and tasty. We waited a while but it was a public..."
Emma Geary
"The country fried chicken is always fresh and tender. The woman behind the till is always friendly and helpful. My favourite stop on the way..."
Darren aitken
"Friendly service, outstanding food & amazing chef. Fresh & affordable. The best kai in..."
Reservations Supervisor
"Was a bit quiet unfortunately due to low tourist numbers post-earthquake, but friendly hard working staff with delicious coffee and great food made..."
Sam Haslam
"Great food excellent friendly service delicious homemade slices and scrumptious assortment of muffins, very impressed with the detail quality and..."
Shaun Bond
"Tasty steak sandwich. Hash brown fries were a nice twist. Children's play area was a..."
Andre S
"Excellent food and service. Even though we called in as they were about to close. It was perfect in every..."
Linda Renalson
Why Not Cafe
70/100 (1199 ratings)
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Salad
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Fish & Chips
Eggs Benedict
French Toast
Toasts
Burger
Fish & chips
Waffles
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Fish
Sit down
New Zealand
Café
Seating
Wheelchair Accessible
Highchairs Available
Outdoor Seating
Takeout
Brunch
Breakfast
Lunch
Cheap Eats
"Beautiful sunny spot in the morning for a coffee and something to eat..... I got a mushroom and steak pie, nice big chunks of steak. Service was..."
Mr Moto
"Great food. Nice coffee. Friendly personal. Nice..."
Frank Osbæck
"Seems to be a popular cafe in the new and popular area in Kaikuora. Heard that the seafood chowder and the brownies are good here. Well, the seafood..."
c ph (Pink Gardenia)
"Great to find this wee gem for an early breakfast! Wonderful friendly, prompt service, delicious eggs bene with salmon and lovely hot coffee. Great..."
Gina Barnett
"Good breakfast and lunch spot in town. Service is fast and food is inviting. Staff is pretty busy as the place fills up rapidly. Decent amount of..."
c “cfl” lane
"The next day after the fishing trip we headed down there to have breakfast. Busy place but service good,prices reasonable and delivery of breakfast..."
Chris Robinson
"I don't usually post reviews, however I'll make an exception. Stopped by while travelling up North and that was possibly my best decision. Had..."
Leon Niedermeier
"Why not indeed! Great cabinet food and good menu variety on offer. We were all very happy with our meals and coffees. Very efficient and generous..."
Deb
"I frequented this cafe whilst I was staying in Kaikoura. Their cakes and coffees were excellent! I really enjoyed chatting with the staff during my..."
David Garwood
"Have been travelling through nz over last couple of weeks. This is first cafe that has stood out for good service and tasty, well presented food,..."
berwyn mason