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The Reserve Hutt

Certificate of Excellence
Cafe, New Zealand
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72 West End, Kaikoura, New Zealand
08:30 - 15:00
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75 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

Visited here recently, whilst having a quick stop in kaikoura. The staff very friendly and the service was very quick, especially as it was a holiday weekend. Coffee tasted great and was reasonably priced. food looked good too, so maybe next time...

Thank ilovkpop
Cambridge, null, New Zealand
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33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

Great cafe food, fresh with great tasting coffee... Friendly energetic staff wanting to be as helpful as possible. Quick service for a busy day.

Thank Ngaire H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

That was amazing coffee! I definitely recommend it! It quick and yet nice taste , today was so rushing so maybe next time will try the other food .

Thank 878eev
Rangiora, New Zealand
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

I trust good old Trip advisor and it didn't let me down, as we read the reviews before we went. Good coffee and great food for catching up with friends. They were more than obliging to tweak the menu here and there for us too, with food intolerances to cater to.

Thank Kennedyfive
Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

This is by far the best coffee in town. The staff and the decor are interesting and engaging. I've been here several times before and it is always busy which shows how good and consistent the coffee is. I even buy the beans and take them home with me!

Thank sisson5
Daventry, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

This little cafe is a find. Excellent coffee and tasty croissant with friendly staff. No nonsense cafe and recommended with some quirky interiors.

Thank David M
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269 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

This little cafe, right on the main street in town, was always busy and buzzy. The home made bakery items were good, as was the coffee, the muesli and eggs. Service was friendly.

Thank CanberraJenny
Melbourne, Australia
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45 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

Can fully recommend the coffee from here. Friendly staff. They charge extra 50c for takeaway. Nice seating and funky vibe.

Thank Emma_L_T_1
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

Outdoors sitting area is available, watch out for the hungry seagulls, good for cafe style food and the coffee was the best we have had for awhile. Wifi is available.

Thank Westyone2
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114 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

We got recommended to this place when seeking a good coffee house. We preferred a place where they roasted their own beans and someone pointed this place to us. And we weren't disappointed. Coffee was good. And we got to sit outside and enjoyed good fresh air. Chicken panini was good too.

Thank fon_tisayakorn

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, New Zealand
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:30 - 15:00
08:30 - 15:00
08:30 - 15:00
08:30 - 15:00
08:30 - 15:00
08:30 - 15:00
08:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 72 West End, Kaikoura, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Kaikoura
Don't think they have their own web site, but find them at the URL I've provided above.

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