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Purple Lizard Cafe

332 Stafford Street, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good42%
  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (6 reviews)
“pancakes” (4 reviews)
“hash stack” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
332 Stafford Street, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Day after morning coffee required. Meet friends at the Purple Lizard and get fantastic service, fantastic coffee with fantastic friends. Some had food which looked amazing by the way. Highly recommend for a weekend brunch

Thank Alan M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When passing through Timaru in Oct.2017, the WanderingWabbits had no hesitation in stopping at The Purple Lizard Cafe for breakfast. We'd eaten there twice before...so we knew the top quality of the food, the generous servings and the friendly staff. In kiwi cafes, there're breakfasts...and...More

Thank WanderingWabbits
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

We walked in and the good fragrances of food made it appealing. The many intimate seating areas made finding a spot easy. We chose by the window. The food we ordered came quickly and we worth every cent. (not to many cents either). The food...More

Thank Keilisi F
Reviewed 26 February 2018

Came here for lunch last week with the boss. Had an awesome toasted Sammy and yummy chips. The coffee was perfect. I realise that the décor isn't to everyones taste but the food is great, well priced and it's one of the better lunch spots...More

Thank M T
Reviewed 12 February 2018

We breakfasted at the Purple Lizard in October 2017 and wanted to return every day there after! - Yummy breakfast selections and I DO highly recommend the porridge! Really!!!

Thank Diana C
Reviewed 28 January 2018

Came for brunch. I had the hash stack and my partner the poached eggs with hollandaise. The food was okay, though the hollandaise lacked flavour. I'm not sure we'd go back and would be more likely somewhere else the next time we're down that way...More

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely breakfast here, pancakes were so delicious and berry smoothie great. Only down fall was no turmeric latte.

Thank Sue B
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

We took our one year old here for breakfast while visiting timaru for a couple of nights and the service we received was brilliant. Refreshing to have such helpful staff and the meals came out very quick which is always appreciated when you have a...More

Thank nilesl2014
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Have just got back to my motel after a very pleasant breakfast - good menu & some meals are smaller for those of us who do not need a large meal - had one egg on toast with some bacon - excellent - well cooked...More

Thank Gerald B
Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

This is a lovely clean cafe with great food. The staff friendly and I really enjoyed my visit to Timaru.

Thank Shannon L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, 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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