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31 Mackay St, Greymouth 7801, New Zealand
+64 3-768 4170
07:30 - 21:30
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Sun 08:30 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 07:30 - 21:30
Fri 07:30 - 22:00
Sat 08:30 - 22:00
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Havelock North, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived in Greymouth a week ago. It was a long, tiring day after several delayed flights. We found Bonzai Cafe and decided to go in for a Pizza. What an absolute gem of a place for two weary travellers. The two young girls who attended to us were just lovely and the food and the atmosphere was just wonderful... More 

Thank white882017
Sherwood Park, Canada
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and overnighted in Greymouth en route to the Wellington ferry and encountered an older gentlemen in McDonalds who asked us if he could help us with something- we were looking for a place to have dinner and made a quick pit stop to the M. This gent, who turned out to be a local icon and veteran, said... More 

Thank acornmajor13
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to have a good breakfast. Greymouth has some nice breakfast places and this is one of them

Thank ryanmO9926IV
Greymouth, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The garlic bread (large size) was flavourless and soggy. It was not made with butter and real crushed garlic, but a margarine spread with garlic paste from a jar. The loaf was warm and soggy. Very disappointing for a special meal out. My daughter enjoyed the meat lovers pizza. Well mannered staff.

3 Thank dlh0ward
Treorchy, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been there awhile ago and even though there has been a change of ownership the service and food has not suffered. Shame the newspaper wallpaper has disappeared. Lol. But has been cleaned up well....was well pleased.

Thank 646diane
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126 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here for lunch. We don't go out very often and this was a major disappointment. Don't normally like to put negative tripadvisor reviews but this place had me reeling. Service was fairly non-existent. Stood at the counter for quite a few minutes with one lady making the coffees with her back to me totally ignoring the fact I was... More 

Thank Jedsmom
KWCNZ09, Manager at Bonzai Cafe, responded to this review

Hi We were really concerned to read your review and dissapointed to learn of your lunch experience at the Bonzai Cafe. We would very much like to address this with the staff, so it would be helpful to know the time and date of your visit. Your wait for food was longer than acceptable. Customer service is really important to... More 

Greymouth, New Zealand
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61 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

New owners are pumping new life into this cafe. Can recommend the Pizza - especially the Campagnero if you are a salami lover. Have recently branched out and tried the menu with the battered fish - excellent! light batter and crispy (not oily) with the hubby loving the thai chicken curry. try the donuts from the cabinet (if there are... More 

Thank Cowguts
Christchurch, New Zealand
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

My mother ( who was a superb cook herself in her younger days, so knows a good meal when she tastes it ) and I made a return visit for an evening meal. We enjoyed an excellent meal with warm, friendly and efficient service. I had the pork belly for the second time, which continued to be a great choice.... More 

Thank ElizabethWellington
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Gav says "You should pay Warren your Chef so much more as the food he puts out is delicious" we thoroughly enjoyed our meal in your truely West Coast style😊😊👍 restaurant!!

Thank Louise G
Blenheim, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Even though it doesn't look like anything special from the outside Bonzai Cafe is definitely worth a visit for good food at a reasonable price. The pizzas are great and the burgers are huge. Give it a go as we weren't disappointed.

Thank EHSell

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$21
Pizza, International, New Zealand, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
08:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 Mackay St, Greymouth 7801, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  West Coast Region  >  Greymouth
  • Phone Number: +64 3-768 4170
Established in 1982 the Bonzai has been under new management since June 2015. Now known as the Bonzai Cafe, it still provides all the old favourites, great pizza's and some of the best coffee to be found on the Coast. We've been continuing to improve the range of food available and extended our evening dining menu. We pride ourselves on excellent house made meals and good old West Coast service. All our produce is freshly baked and prepared on site. We make all our own cakes, pies, breads and savouries.

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