Why Not Cafe Kaikoura
The Why Not Cafe Kaikoura has been apart of the Kaikoura township since 1991. An icon it its own right, the small café made a name for itself by introducing wholesome food to Kaikoura. In those days it was quite an up market café and quickly it grew to become a common spot for buses passing through Kaikoura to stop, giving passengers a chance to take a stretch and enjoy some good kiwi kai.
With a great selection of homemade foods and quick friendly service, the Why Not Cafe became a favoured stop over for many travellers and locals alike. A traditional homestyle tearoom setting, with a great variety of cabinet foods, including many favourites such as sandwiches, wraps, cakes, pies and sausage rolls.
The Menu boasts some classic kiwi assortments like fish & Chips, toasted sammies, nachos, mince on toast, mixed grill, the big kiwi breakfast and the highly recommended Seafood Chowder!
Today the cafe also offers a great range of Gluten Free foods to compliment these classics.
Of course Why Not Cafe has great coffee, a great selection of teas, popular milk shakes and a large choice of cold drinks.
Sit outside and relax
During those warm Kaikoura days, you can sit outside and relax in the sheltered courtyard, at the back of the cafe. The courtyard is a relaxing area to enjoy a meal in the sunshine. Just remember not to feed the sea gulls!
Why Not Cafe is located right in the heart of the Kaikoura township and only a stones throw from the beach. Come in and say hi to our friendly staff and grab a bite to eat while you enjoy our beautiful sea side town.
Whether you decide to dine in or takeaway, we look forward to seeing you soon!