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Hislops Wholefood Cafe

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33 Beach Road, Kaikoura, New Zealand
+64 3-319 6971
09:00 - 21:00
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Wed - Sun 09:00 - 21:00
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Fort Worth, Texas
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122 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We happened upon Hislops as we drove into town quite hungry before our seal swim. We found out through their free and speedy wifi that our seal swim had been cancelled. Therefore, we were not in a hurry. Good thing because the staff were quite stressed over the not full cafe and service was quite slow. The staff were very... More 

Thank ftworth11
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

While wandering the streets of Kaikoura looking for a spot to have breakfast we happened upon Hislops and wow what a fantastic surprise! Food, service, atmosphere, history, quality, everything. Genuine, friendly and absolutely delicious. We wish we could have stayed longer to experience lunch and dinner too but, alas. We'll have to wait until next time!

Thank Sage A
Brisbane Region, Australia
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popped in for breakfast to a warm well maide Coffee and requested Eggs Avomamd Harrisa breakfast which was serviced gluten free and was very yummy. A range of GF options available on the menu and from the display cabinet. I will definitely be back for lunch!

Thank Aussie2Lee
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266 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We dropped in here for lunch whilst hosting kaikoura and it was really good. Lots of healthy and gluten friendly options and very friendly staff. Would recommend.

Thank Holzfrog
Zeewolde, The Netherlands
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158 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

Food for all the nutcases in the world. With meat Vegan Vegetarien Gluten free Sugarfree WiFi included. So, great choise and good quality!

Thank erikdefotograaf
Lyon, France
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

PROS: - ideal of breakfast - sunny terrace - eggs Benedict with salmon were very good Cons: - hotcakes need to be improved. Far from the US standards. Presentation was great though. - a tad pricey

Thank Mandarayofficial
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104 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

After reading all the reviews on here I thought I'd try this place out. Ordered the bacon and eggs. Bacon was undercooked, the fat hadn't rendered. Scrambled eggs were average. The Hislops bread struggled to stay together. I guess if your a vegetarian or vegan then this place is for you. Too pricey I thought though for what it is.

Thank DaveBevin
Columbia, SC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

The servings were ample & the food was delicious & mostly organic. We had breakfast & the streaky bacon was the best.

Thank malpassunity
Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Another stunningly enjoyable visit to Hislops cafe. The food was very very good, the table we sat at in the sun and out of the breeze was great and the service excellent. I always visit when I am in Kaikoura and there has never been a time I have been disappointed. Consistently high standard. Thank you!!

Thank _debsandtrishy
Toronto, Canada
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

We had the best lunch ever. I had the beetroot salad with quinoa on greens and edamame with almonds.- FANTASTIC. My husband had the Energy Salad of the Day  - Warm turmeric roasted veges on  seasonal greens, topped with feta and toasted sunflower and pumpkin seeds. Finally a healthy and tasty lunch in the southern hemisphere

Thank Judi H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$32
Cafe, Soups, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 Beach Road, Kaikoura, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Kaikoura
  • Phone Number: +64 3-319 6971

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?