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“Nice food in this little lane”

Lazy Lizard Cafe Whangamata
Ranked #11 of 31 Restaurants in Whangamata
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $11
Cuisines: Cafe, New Zealand
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast
Description: 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.
Reviewed April 18, 2013

The place was a little busy at the time. The food looked very nice when I got to see it. The service was slow, the seats indoors were hard. Some tables needed to be cleared. The meals looked nice but were rather small portions.

Thank Noeline M
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Reviewed April 11, 2013

We were in Whangamata and called into this lovely cafe for breakfast. Teenage son loved the french toast and we loved the eggs and toast. Friendly service and a great menu for lunch as well.
I would definitely recommend a visit.

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Thank DEM-2425
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Reviewed March 11, 2013

This cafe is an absolute gem! The coffee is divine, the food is absolutely delicious, the staff are friendly, the only down side is that at the peak season it's hard to find a seat - however a takeaway coffee is always worth the wait so if you can't find a seat, grab a takeaway coffee as its the best in town & find your piece of paradise on the beach & enjoy :-).

Thank Kiwi_Beach_Bum
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Reviewed January 31, 2013 via mobile

After reading the other reviews we checked this little cafe our for a coffee and a scone. Coffee was strong and tasty just like we like it. Had the scone cold but should have had it heated as it would have been fresher. Great menu for breakfast and lunch. We will try one of these on our next visit

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Thank NZTizzy
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

I was in Whangamata for a week in early January with my family. I had read the reviews onthe Lazy Lizard and decided we would go for breakfast on our first day there, we ended up going 4 times. The food is great, so fresh and tasty, the coffee is perfect and the service very friendly
I definitely recommend this place

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Thank Peter R
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