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Hislops Wholefood Cafe

$$ - $$$Cafe, Soups,
33 Beach Road, Kaikoura, New Zealand
+64 3-319 6971
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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Cafe, Soups, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
33 Beach Road, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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11 - 20 of 258 reviews

Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Everything we ordered was wonderful--of the highest quality and beautifully presented. The avocado-egg dish is particularly recommended as are the hot cakes. Looked like some creative and yummy dessert/baked goods options, we just couldn't try everything we wanted to!

Thank blue_kazoo
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Interesting vegan and gluten free options as well as juices, baked items, and desserts. Everything we had was excellent and the staff was casual and very friendly.

Thank mmrbluewater
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Recommended breakfast by Fairways Hotel and very nice too. Brilliant breakfast and coffee for reasonable cost. Made great suggestions to see seals on peninsula.

Thank The_Dizzys
Reviewed 18 March 2017

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...More

Thank ftworth11
Reviewed 17 March 2017

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...More

Thank Sage A
Reviewed 10 March 2017

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...More

Thank Aussie2Lee
Reviewed 25 February 2017 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
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
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
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...More

Thank DaveBevin
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$8 - US$32
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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