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Lake Tekapo

The Greedy Cow


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Cafe, New Zealand
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Good coffee and generally normal food to allow you to order a decent breakfast or lunch. Good portion sizes so you won’t go hungry and tables to let you eat outside if you want to

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank Karl L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great chai and chicken slider. Wifi was also excellent. Service was quick, although felt slightly pushed out as I was asked twice if I was waiting on anything else..

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank unistudent86
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I jumped in here to grab a coffee for the road for our next adventure. It was a little slow, but they were packed. Everyone's food looked incredible and the portions, large. The coffee was very good and the price reasonable. If...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank Katie H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed for 3 nights in Tekapo, so had the opportunity to relax and have some coffee. The best lunch and coffeetime we had was at the greedy cow.

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank CrLars
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow the mushrooms and avocado on toast was very delicious, good coffee and great service. Would highly recommend this place.

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank richmack73
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The fact that we will would drive 40 mins to have a meal at THE GREEDY COW says it all! Ever since the new owners took stewardship of this delightful cafe it has nothing but awesomeness flowing out. There's never been a dip in its...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent breakfast spot in Lake Tekapo. The Turkish eggs were divine. Coffee was delicious. Staff was friendly and very quick service.

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank Roberta R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An awesome cafe that offers great food, great coffee and great service. Definitely a must visit in Lake Tekapo!

Date of visit: December 2019
Thank RJD58
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food, nice atmosphere. Quite a crowd. Had the big breakfast and pistachio macaron. Good selection of to-go and breakfast sets

Date of visit: December 2019
Thank Choon87
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good coffee, friendly service, and delicious Salmon and Bacon pies. So glad we stopped, and we'll be swinging past again tomorrow.

Date of visit: January 2020
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