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Why Not Cafe

66 West End, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good38%
  • Average19%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible8%
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Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
66 West End, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Popped in for lunch as they had $10 fish and chip meals advertised on a blackboard outside. Busy cafe, I didn’t see any of the staff smile but the service was ok. Wife said the toilets were a bit shabby and the decor was tired....More

Thank David P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Needed sustenance, family crisis, sister all twitchy. Came for a bite, good for brunch. The granola was very, very good. Even my sister was contented.

Thank Ken H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I’m afraid we only dropped in a couple of times for coffee, but each time we were greeted with big smiles- the coffee was good too.

Thank pinkduck
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had waffels, egg Benedict, smoothie and thickshake. The only thing I could say was worth the price was the Egg Benedict, you get what you should for 14 dollars. The ”real fruit” smoothie for 8,5 dollars if you can call it that, was the...More

Thank Niklas B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I don’t even know where to start, but my partner and I were not impressed. So all I will say is the food was mediocre and the coffee was terrible- don’t bother!

Thank Charlotte P
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Accidentally found this cafe looking for another one recommended on Trip Advisor. The food we had was great (salmon pie/pastries for $8.50 each) nice and warm very tasty with plenty of salmon. We also had a smoothie each (reboot & detox) which we nice and...More

Thank dnlcompton
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Terrible food with sad glad wrap and over priced for tiny peices of food. The manager was angry and terribly rude. It's a tourist trap. High disappointing

Thank Anne L
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

Really chilled out lunch here, enjoyed it so much that we stayed another hour after lunch just to chill and read books over a lovely coffee.

Thank V4rty
Reviewed 22 January 2018

In for Brekky with a group of 20, staff were very helpful and friendly, food came out quickly and was great, good location, one of the first to open in the morning. Also good coffee and plenty of quick eats to takeaway.

Thank IJArchibald
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Stopped by for a late lunch before heading up to Christchurch. We had the vegetable soup, not so good, the potatoes had cooked down to corn starch tasting. However the meat pies were very good and the ice coffee was good too. Nice local cafe

Thank Edward V
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 66 West End, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Kaikoura
  • Phone Number: 319-6486
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