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Allure Cafe and Gallery

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11 West End | North Canterbury, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 3-319 7402
08:30 - 16:30
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Mon - Fri 08:30 - 16:30
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 17:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

dave and i visited today sunday and had the most fab breakfast and latte coffee. very friendly staff, coffee and meals arrived very quickly, very very clean restroom. top marks.

Thank Ginny S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had a lovely morning at Allure yesterday. I had their caramel slice and it was superb. Great, friendly service and a nice atmosphere. And best wifi of any cafe I've ever been to!

Thank Rosa K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My large family of 7 visited there on a rainy February day. After leaving a nearby hotel due to expensive meals and poor service we walked into Allure Cafe drenched. The last behind the coffee machine greeted us and asked if we would like a seat. The children wanted a decent lunch which wasn't the typical kids friend food menu,... More 

Thank Melissa M
Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband & I were in desperate need to find a coffee pick-up on a cool afternoon in Kaikoura, and were thrilled to find this little spot still open. The coffee was great (even among our growing standards for NZ!), the sweets were excellent (best caramel slice we've had yet!), and the service attentive.

Thank Lisa L
Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Welcomed with a smile and a nice greeting, always a good start, nice comfortable seating topped off with great meals. Reasonable prices also, if your looking for a nice feed in the heart of town this is the place... great music selection too 👍🏼👌🏼

Thank Col B
Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we arrived just as they were about to close with three dogs in toe.. It wasn't a problem they were welcoming and more than happy to help. The coffee was excellent and we asked for directions and a place to stay that would allow dogs. Well they bent over-wards and backwards to help,gave us plenty of places and were and... More 

Thank Waewae1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very friendly and great coffee. Good value for your money, toastie + chips was massive and very yum!

Thank Nienke V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Second time I've been here, and the food has been A+ each time. Got an apricot pizza this time and it's fantastic!

Thank Jana H
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

Sometimes and experience makes it impossible. I came here for a coffee. I'd had a long drive and just wanted the boost. I really picked the wrong place. I can honestly say that in my traveling all over NZ this place wins the award for the worst coffee. The lady making the coffee seemed distracted. She was friendly enough and... More 

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Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

We had a quick lunch here. Don't expect anything fance, but the place never pretends to be fancy. Te chicken tenders and battered snapper were goed, staff friendly and quick. The type of food is of the snackbar variety, but i would visit again.

Thank Hans-Smeets

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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
Average prices
US$7 - US$63
Pizza, Seafood, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
08:30 - 16:30
08:30 - 16:30
08:30 - 16:30
08:30 - 16:30
08:30 - 16:30
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 West End | North Canterbury, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Kaikoura
  • Phone Number: +64 3-319 7402
Family owned and run licenced cafe in our beautiful town of Kaikoura. Offering a good range of seafood, meat dishes and salads. Families welcome (We have a special Kids Menu) We also cater for finger food snacks and our forever popular Pizza's (with our special offer buy 2 and get 1 free). We welcome larger groups but please book first and we will open up especially if you would like a meal out of our hours

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