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Purple Lizard Cafe

332 Stafford Street, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good43%
  • Average20%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“hash browns” (4 reviews)
“early morning” (2 reviews)
“maple syrup” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
332 Stafford Street, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Early morning on our way to Christchurch from Moeraki, we took advice from TA and stopped at Purple Lizard for breakfast. The menu looked like pretty standard fare but on ordering and tasting, we were delighted that the 'standard fare' well exceeded our expectations. The...More

Thank SUEMARK2017
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

I stopped in briefly for a mini breakfast an coffee. The cafe was warm and the staff were kind. I enjoyed a perfectly poached egg with bacon on toast at a reasonable price and the coffee was made to perfection. Thanks guys!

Thank haemarie
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

This was our 2nd visit in a month and I wasn't prepared to give them a review from just one visit. This time they were really busy and both the coffee and the food were fantastic. It's a great wee place to meet with friends.

Thank Mismuffetnz
Reviewed 6 June 2017

31 May 2017 afternoon. Ordered a BASIC bacon egg panini which was not priced on the display, until i got the shock of my life at the payment counter when the amount $11 came up. Flat white coffee was very WEAK and possibly the worst...More

Thank Ronald J
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

Nice place for a quick coffee or a meeting. Friendly little coffee shop with pretty competitive prices

Thank Gavin10000
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

We meet here regularly for coffee after walking. Great selection of cabinet food and good coffee. Handy to Caroline Bay. The staff are very welcoming and efficient.

Thank Robyn T
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed lunch while shopping with the family. Very good selection of reasonably priced food and efficient friendly service

Thank leoniehastings
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Went in at lunchtime on Sunday ordered 1x decafe and one flat white. They confirmed that they always did double shots!!!....Well the decafe was cold and the flat white was just warm milk...this was the worst coffee I have ever had too bad to even...More

Thank David M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, 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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