- About Kaikōura
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Karaka Lobster is located just north of Kaikōura on the beautiful coast of Okiwi Bay. Offering panoramic views of the ocean, our café is an open plan, sun filled café where you will find some of the freshest seafood in town. Opened in December 2019, Karaka Lobster is a family owned and operated business by locals who are passionate about the Kaikōura coastline and caring for it sustainably.
As a small family business, we are committed to providing our customers with fresh crayfish from the mornings harvest, 7 days a week, and cooked to complete perfection.
Whether you decide to eat here at our café while adoring the breath-taking views, or you choose to take you crayfish for the road, you can be rest assured you have nothing but the freshest in your hands.
If crayfish isn’t your go-to meal in Kaikōura, we have got you covered with plenty of other freshly baked goodies, including cakes, slices, pies, frittatas and rolls and scrolls. We know how important it is to get that perfect coffee fix, and pride ourselves on brewing the creamiest cup just for you.
Whichever you choose, Karaka Lobster is always the perfect spot to sit back and embrace the natural beauty of the Kaikōura coast, while enjoying some of what New Zealand’s unique gifts.