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Lauren's Lavender Farm

River Rd | Rd1, Taumarunui, New Zealand
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“scones” (14 reviews)
“quiche” (3 reviews)
“pie” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
River Rd | Rd1, Taumarunui, New Zealand
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Reviewed 24 March 2017

Beautiful garden with magnificent trees and river views. Good coffee and nice food. Very helpful friendly staff.

Thank Estelle C
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a morning tea here before joining the Rail Trail. Lovely setting, such pleasant staff and an array of delicious cakes, scones etc. to enjoy with your cuppa. A lavender shop for all kinds of goodies to buy if you want. Well recommend a visit.

Thank Sally P
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Had a lovely day sipping tea and eating a Date scone served up Devonshire tea style, amongst the lavender at Laurens Lavender farm here in Taumarunui. Absolutely gorgeous, tasty food with plenty of choices, great range of teas and coffees, and not expensive, all in...More

Thank Lisabug1964
Reviewed 9 March 2017

The Lavender in full bloom was a beautiful site. Our hostess was friendly and helpful, even giving my wife advice on where to get a haircut. The food was fresh and the pot of tea nice and hot.

Thank Owen C
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Was really looking forward to going there, within minutes was told off for standing in a lavender field, apparently you can only stand in some of them, I was not clearly instructed as to which fields could be visited and awkwardly looked at them from...More

Thank Ktcaty
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

We travelled back from WHangamomona along the scenic Forgotten Highway and stopped at Lauren's Lavender farm, which is not far from Tauramanui. Lauren was just lovely, answered all our questions, told us about how she started, made great coffee and wonderfully fresh scones. Well worth...More

Thank Jacqui T
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Lovely garden setting for a Café and Lauren as host could not be more welcoming. We enjoyed excellent buttered ham and cheese scones accompanied by a good strong coffee. A nice selection of lavender products in the gift shop .

Thank Simon n
Reviewed 10 February 2017

A great place to stop for coffee and scones or muffins. I wished that they did some more lunch type items, perhaps a quiche or panini type things, but even so I would go back. Their scones and muffins were both delicious

Thank C6179PZtinap
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Stopped at this beautiful Cafe. Absolutely fabulous location. Met up with Lauren who is a delightful lady. This is a must visit place if you in the area.

Thank louislincoln
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Nice cafe and shop - beautiful location! You'd want to like lavender of course! A must stop on the forgotten Highway - and do take this road slowly and enjoy.

Thank DandAMG
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  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: River Rd | Rd1, Taumarunui, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Taumarunui
  • Phone Number: 07-896-8705
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