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Kai Whakapai Cafe and Bar

) #7 of 62 Restaurants in Wanaka $$ - $$$ , Cafe,
Ardmore St, Wanaka 9192, New Zealand
+64 3-443 7795
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good35%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (14 reviews)
“pizza” (48 reviews)
“eggs benny” (9 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 23:00All hours
Bar, Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Ardmore St, Wanaka 9192, New Zealand
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Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Great food great staff great coffee good seating inside and out. Inside is a little small so we sat outside.has a great veiw

Thank kerrie212
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

I came here as it was 2115 and I needed to have dinner and this place had nice reviews. Well, they only offer dinner till 2130 and you can only order pizza. No big deal though. I have to say the selection of beers is...More

Thank kitsune87
Reviewed 18 November 2016

I guess the word that best describes this place is nice - nice food, service, view ! We had a selection of entrees and local craft beer, all of which were excellent. The desserts were also yum! Sit outside and enjoy the warm sunshine and...More

Thank AshishNichani
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Such a shame. We've been coming here for years. It was our go-to place in Wanaka for coffee and brunch. Our coffee this morning was weak and tasteless - no depth of flavour. The service was perfunctory to say the least. We won't be back

Thank MissBossyBoots
Roger N, Owner at Kai Whakapai Cafe and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2016

Apologies for your experience. We don't always get it right and your review has prompted me to look a bit closer. Im sure we will bounce back.

Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

This was our favourite dining location during our 5 night stay in Wanaka. We were there most mornings for breakfast and a couple of times for lunch and dinner. The food is delicious with ample gluten free options at a very affordable, reasonable price. The...More

2  Thank Amy-lee A
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Great place for lunch. We sat upstairs by the window, and through budding tree branches in springtime we can see part of the lake. There are also outdoor seatings in front that offer a different view of the lake. Vegetarian choices are plentiful and all...More

Thank aroundwould
Reviewed 13 November 2016

Food and coffee very good and served by attentive staff. Despite being busy, the service was prompt. What more could you ask for.

Thank Bob S
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Ordered breakfast and coffee - it arrived promptly, which is important at breakfast and the food was very good and a little different - the spicy cauliflower fritters definitely lived up to the name. Very good service too.

Thank ivalee9
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Quick service, delicious complete breakfasts,, wonderful "flat whites" served by an energetic and caring staff mark an establishment well supported by the locals, so you know it is the "real deal."

Thank George K
Reviewed 2 November 2016

The service and atmosphere is absolutely perfect !!! We enjoyed our food under the sun outdoors in the afternoon. Try their beer on tap, with pizza / ask for special pizza of the day. Again, really like their service. Will recommend to friends who plan...More

Thank Victor1125
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you have a vegan breakfast?
2 June 2017|
Response from Roger N | Property representative |
yes, there are a couple of options that can be made vegan if you make if we change a couple of ingredients and you can always make up a breakfast by adding together some side dishes :-)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ardmore St, Wanaka 9192, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Wanaka
  • Phone Number: +64 3-443 7795
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