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The Village Grinder

432 Queen Street | Kuripuni, Masterton 5810, New Zealand
+64 6-370 2660
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good42%
  • Average16%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
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“grinder” (11 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
432 Queen Street | Kuripuni, Masterton 5810, New Zealand
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Reviewed August 12, 2017

A friend invited me to meet her here for cafe, which I was pleased about as I had heard lots of good things about this cafe. I have to say the cafe was excellent, as good as you can get. WE were talking so much...More

Thank AmandaKIndia
Reviewed July 9, 2017

We sit outside with our 2 little darling miniature schnauzers, who are well behaved. Staff are very helpful & caring. Water is always available for our girls. Very dog friendly. The food is always good and well presented.

Thank Sharron N
Reviewed June 10, 2017

Have been to The Village Grinder twice now and was really impressed both times. I have Coeliacs so need a GF diet, They clearly have all GF labelled and were happy to answer any questions I had. My food was super and did not feel...More

Thank JoCulver
Reviewed April 30, 2017

This is one of the places I visit for a morning coffee with a friend after walking around the lake. The service and coffee are always good.

Thank _nutrition_naturally
Reviewed April 17, 2017

Looking a different coffee shop after a hard morning's shopping. I had driven past it before and it looked inviting, so it was a great time to see what its all about. My initial response was the place looked a bit bland. However after I...More

Thank Grant H
Reviewed March 17, 2017

If you are in or travelling through Masterton and you want a coffee and a cake or lunch then the Village Grinder will fit the bill very nicely. Situated on the outskirts of the CBD,I have never found parking to be a problem. They have...More

Thank jonathan g
Reviewed March 2, 2017

A great meeting place just out of Masterton CBD. Coffee is excellent and food nice. Service limited and a bit slow.

Thank Mark152014
thevillagegrinder, Owner at The Village Grinder, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2017

Hi Mark. Thank you for your feedback. What day did you come in to the café just so I can tackle the slow service. Kind regards Sue

Reviewed February 18, 2017

My treat is to get 20-30 minutes for a mid morning coffee, sit in a pleasant in-door/outdoor setting and enjoy excellent coffee and wonderful cafe food. The service is excellent and the price is fair. A great place to stop, savour the aroma's and enjoy...More

Thank Smee47
thevillagegrinder, Owner at The Village Grinder, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2017

Thank you for your kind words - really appreciate it. Hope to see you soon.

Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

Firstly the espresso was excellent. Which isn't always easy to find. However, the service was so slow I thought I was going to die with old age before getting served. Then one of the girls picked her nose while front of house.

2  Thank Ella R
thevillagegrinder, Owner at The Village Grinder, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2017

Thanks for your review Ella. I have addressed the issue of hygiene within the café with a refresher course. So sorry you had a bad experience with our service - can you recall what day you came in. Thank you. Kind regards Sue

Reviewed February 12, 2017

I often drop into The Village Grinder for lunch. Enjoy their omelettes, bran muffins and coffee. Friendly service..

Thank John S
thevillagegrinder, Owner at The Village Grinder, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2017

Thank you for your kind words John. Hope to see you again soon.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 432 Queen Street | Kuripuni, Masterton 5810, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wairarapa  >  Masterton
  • Phone Number: +64 6-370 2660
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A bright and friendly atmosphere with plenty of parking close by. Big windows let you see what's happening outside. Café style cabinet meals and a wide selection of brunch options. Kids menu available.
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