Fodor's Expert Review The Store at Kekerengu
This big, indoor/outdoor café/restaurant overlooking a rolling surf beach on State Highway 1 makes one of the best road stops in the area, well, in the country really. You'll find it halfway between Kaikoura and Blenheim. It's a beautiful, wild ocean-side spot with the Kaikoura Mountains towering in the background. There's a large outdoor deck and huge log fire inside. You can choose lunch from a selection of prepared dishes or order from the menu; try The Store's classic seafood chowder or a Thai beef salad with a glass of local wine, or something sweet with a coffee.
5748 State Hwy. 1
Kekerengu, Canterbury 7371, New Zealand