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The Village Grinder

432 Queen Street | Kuripuni, Masterton 5810, New Zealand
+64 6-370 2660
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good45%
  • Average16%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
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“lunch” (11 reviews)
“grinder” (11 reviews)
“omelette” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
432 Queen Street | Kuripuni, Masterton 5810, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 53 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 1 May 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 17 April 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 17 March 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 3 March 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 6 March 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 19 February 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 6 March 2017

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

Reviewed 14 February 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 6 March 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 13 February 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 6 March 2017

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

Reviewed 3 February 2017

Service was very good, and food tasty. Lovely sunny corner spot. and pleased they had rest rooms. Would recommend a coffee there .

Thank Smithy1946
thevillagegrinder, Owner at The Village Grinder, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2017

Thank you for your feedback - we really appreciate it. Kind regards Sue

Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

When I get charged $17 for a BLT I expect TWO slices of bread.. Not one. Everything seems overpriced. Me and my girlfriends used to have lunch there every week for a month and no matter what I ordered I was outraged at what I...More

Thank mezza90
thevillagegrinder, Owner at The Village Grinder, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2017

Thanks for your feedback - we appreciate it. So sorry you haven't enjoyed your experience at the Grinder - particularly our BLT which is one of our biggest sellers - we don't actually serve it on bread, it comes piled high on a toasted ciabatta....More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 15:00
Monday
08:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 15:00
Thursday
08:00 - 15:30
Friday
08:00 - 15:00
Saturday
08:00 - 15:00
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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Description
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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