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Beach House Cafe

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$$ - $$$
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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39 Beach Road, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 3-319 6035
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Kansas City, Missouri
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58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I had a casual lunch here. It was good. Not super noteworthy, but good. The staff was good. There was plenty of varied types of seating choices. O had the nachos, my husband had a burger. Both were good. I have the feeling they are more exciting for breakfast.

Thank Sarah H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered a free range eggs, bacon and toast set for our first breakfast in NZ. Lady there was very attentive and saw that we were sharing our utensils and brought us and additional set. Had it at their outdoor seats. Great view, fresh air, great food and service - what else can you ask for?

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Christchurch, New Zealand
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60 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Op shop ladies said that the Beach House was the place to go. So we did and weren't disappointed. We both had the Burger of the Day, delicious meat with the best Aioli I've tasted in a while.

Thank Elaine J
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120 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

The cafe is on the highway so really convenient for travellers. The coffee was of a high standard and we also enjoyed the pizza and slice we order to go with it. The cafe location is a house and has several rooms and plenty of table choices.

Thank Aoreiata
Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Really good service. A substantial GF menu which they adapted for the children. Great food. Clean bathroom.

1 Thank LouLouP47
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Nice little cafe. Breakfast was really yum and coffee was good to. But we waited far to long for two breakfasts we were starting to think they had forgotten about us we were ready to get up and leave. it wasn't even that busy!

Thank Michaelaandjosh
Blenheim, New Zealand
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

We were in a large group of people who ordered a wide variety of breakfasts, but all agreed their meal was delicious.

1 Thank Chris H
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Found this place after staying at the hostel next door. Although it's a little out the main bit of kaikoura, it's definitely worth the 5 minute walk to it. A few of us had the blueberry pancakes which were yummy and fluffy and served with hazelnuts and grilled banana. Someone else had poached eggs and bacon on toast which looked... More 

1 Thank Natasha W
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

A small and intimate cafe just yards from the Kaikoura Top Te. Holiday Park. Excellent coffee, great cakes. We had Oaty Caramel slice and Citrus Skice. Both were superb. Unlike many it does have free WiFi. Staff very efficient and friendly

Thank HPerry_10
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

had the eggs bene with bacon and girlfriend had the blueberry pancakes - both great, nothing bad to say at all :)

Thank Alex D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$17
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 Beach Road, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Kaikoura
  • Phone Number: +64 3-319 6035
A homely old villa with different seating areas, kids play room, private back deck away from road. Lunch on the run or sit and enjoy. Fantastic gluten free menu for tho who need it. Evenings also in summer months and winter by arrangement for groups. Private functions are welcome. Licensed Cafe :)

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