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Purple Lizard Cafe

332 Stafford Street, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good44%
  • Average20%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“hash browns” (4 reviews)
“maple syrup” (2 reviews)
“double shot” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
332 Stafford Street, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
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Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

I stopped in briefly for a mini breakfast an coffee. The cafe was warm and the staff were kind. I enjoyed a perfectly poached egg with bacon on toast at a reasonable price and the coffee was made to perfection. Thanks guys!

Thank haemarie
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

This was our 2nd visit in a month and I wasn't prepared to give them a review from just one visit. This time they were really busy and both the coffee and the food were fantastic. It's a great wee place to meet with friends.

Thank Mismuffetnz
Reviewed 6 June 2017

31 May 2017 afternoon. Ordered a BASIC bacon egg panini which was not priced on the display, until i got the shock of my life at the payment counter when the amount $11 came up. Flat white coffee was very WEAK and possibly the worst...More

Thank Ronald J
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

Nice place for a quick coffee or a meeting. Friendly little coffee shop with pretty competitive prices

Thank Gavin10000
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

We meet here regularly for coffee after walking. Great selection of cabinet food and good coffee. Handy to Caroline Bay. The staff are very welcoming and efficient.

Thank Robyn T
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed lunch while shopping with the family. Very good selection of reasonably priced food and efficient friendly service

Thank leoniehastings
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Went in at lunchtime on Sunday ordered 1x decafe and one flat white. They confirmed that they always did double shots!!!....Well the decafe was cold and the flat white was just warm milk...this was the worst coffee I have ever had too bad to even...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Very friendly staff, warm and welcoming. Delicious food which was freshly cooked and came quickly. They had free wifi and when I needed to breastfeed my baby I felt comfortable enough to do so.

Thank Kourtney M
Reviewed 16 February 2017

If you are looking for a simple, basic breakfast or lunch you have come to the right place. Situated on the Main Street

Thank Jade K
Reviewed 17 January 2017

This is a lovely little place at the top of the main street. The coffee is great but the service is quite slow.

Thank Scottydancer
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 332 Stafford Street, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Timaru
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