Hislops Café commenced in December 1995, as an outcome of Paul & Elizabeth Hislop, together with Paul’s parents, Ivan & Ella, having housed and fed workers from all areas of the world as they stayed at the Hislop homestead and helped on the organic farm. This interaction and the WWOOFers (willing workers on organic farms) appreciation of the bread, produced with grain ground by the flour milled on the family property, the meals they shared and philosophy of Hislops, helped the decision to provide a finished product to the tourists and New Zealanders who travelled to and through Kaikoura.
Together with Paul’s brother Graeme, alterations commenced on the property that now houses Hislops Café thereby bringing the vision to a reality.
In 2007, further renovations and refurbishments were completed as Paul and Elizabeth continue their path towards a sustainable “Taste Of The Future”, providing predominantly organic food and beverages where possible. Most important is building the culture of a helpful and supportive team at Hislops, without which, this progress could not be sustained and are always on the look out for those that can benefit from this win – win environment.