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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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“brunch” (11 reviews)
“lentil burger” (8 reviews)
“carrot cake” (9 reviews)
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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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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very very good coffee. Potato rosti was a delicious combination of flavors, and a good feed to boot!

Thank Peter T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to try this cafe again after a long break. My friend ordered potato feta rosti which she enjoyed. The rest of the group had the feta salad with bacon extra. One only ate half and we ate all because we were hungry not because...More

Thank lous594
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful cafe, we had the chowder which was beautiful. No big seafood pieces but still lovely. Coffee was a touch strong but still nice.

Thank Kpp82
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Warm Quinoa, Beetroot & Haloumi salad is to die for! Great place, friendly staff, clean, great coffee.

Thank Kiwichic2015
Reviewed 28 July 2017

We love places like this! Lovely relaxed atmosphere, nice decor and absolutely delicious food, freshly prepared. Seafood chowder was wonderful, as was rhe daily soup special, and lovely warm salads. We spent a happy 2 hours there and will be back!

Thank Andy G
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Great to see that this place remains open. Always good coffee and it hasn't changed. Friendly staff and welcoming place to be.

Thank Buckoinchch
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Hislops was great and we certainly enjoyed the food and coffee, their carrot cake was the best ever and their coffees well up there. A lovely warm friendly atmosphere and well worthy of a visit.

Thank Sandy R
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Excellent place if you care about what goes down your throat and where it comes from. One waiter, so it did take too long for the meal to arrive but, it was worth the wait. Oat porridge fantastic, eggs bene and avo - egg too...More

Thank travelsavvy2016
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Positives- tasty food and friendly staff Negatives- Very slow service. It took 45 mins for our breakfast order to be served, and it wasn't even busy at that time

Thank Raj K
Reviewed 30 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
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Restaurant Details

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