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Lazy Lizard Cafe Whangamata

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427 Port Road | Whangamata, Whangamata 3620, New Zealand
+64 7-865 7340
07:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 16:00
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Port Douglas, Australia
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29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good café - I didn't eat here but the food looked good. Good to have free internet and a relaxed atmosphere and they opened early

Thank travic
Dunedin, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely, quaint place with tasty beverages. Very thankful for the free wifi and appreciated the cashier's kindness.

Cambridge, New Zealand
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137 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Breakfast was large and coffee tasty. We sat outside and unfortunately due to the extremely deafening noise from the alarm we didn't hang about. These things happen and it didn't have anything to do with the lazy lizard other than bad luck.

Thank Viv W
Hamilton, New Zealand
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536 reviews
357 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 275 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Met up with family members for coffee at this cafe during a visit to Whangamata. Although not large in floor area, there is some indoor seating and tables on the front deck for outdoor dining. It is bright and well lit with natural lighting. The cafe opens out onto the main town thoroughfare of Port Road. The decor features many... More 

Thank Marque01
Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Went for breakfast with four people. We all enjoyed the breakfasts and coffee was good too. All presented nicely and generous portions.

Thank NZChristoph
te aroha
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Average feed. Muffin split tasted stale.ended up sitting outside as it was quite warm inside.I probably wouldn't come back here again.

Thank cowfarmer350
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

A quick breakfast and coffee to start the day and was nicely surprised. Would recommend this place to anyone. Coffee was great!

Thank Paul R
Auckland, New Zealand
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639 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 264 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

A great spot for coffee, breakfast, lunch or a snack. Good selection of gluten free and vegetarian meals and snacks. Lovely owners and friendly service, will definitely be returning often.

Thank Chris101111
Oamaru, New Zealand
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152 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Not a big cafe, which is what we like but sadly no atmosphere at all. The coffee was good and service efficient. The scone was the driest we had over the past week, and we had a few scones at different cafes. Plenty of cabinet food to choose something else though.

Thank Oamaruvian
Bangalow, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

Was happy to find this lovely cafe with friendly staff and a good breakfast menu with gluten free options. It was nice to have the the choice of a small "brekky" which I had with a couple of extras. Simple meal but delicious due to the quality ingredients being cooked well. The standout was the coffee, absolutely superb.

Thank 555nic

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$11
Cafe, New Zealand, European, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 427 Port Road | Whangamata, Whangamata 3620, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Coromandel Peninsula  >  Whangamata
  • Phone Number: +64 7-865 7340
Lazy Lizard Cafe has a buzz and a quirky theme, loved and supported by the locals, and is one of the unique places that attracts both locals and tourists for delicious coffee, breakfast, brunch and lunch.Cafes in Whangamata are a familiar sight, scattered along the main street which leads directly down to the beach, and Lazy Lizard Cafe is one of a select few eating places that have made Whangamata inimitable. With walls colourfully decorated in locally produced art, Lazy Lizard is a true icon of Whangamata.Lazy Lizard is the vibrant place to be, and to many of the locals it is their favourite cafe.

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