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Purple Lizard Cafe

$$ - $$$
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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332 Stafford Street, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
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Hastings, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

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Thank leoniehastings
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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 drink

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Thank David M
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very friendly staff, warm and welcoming. Delicious food which was freshly cooked and came quickly. They had free wifi and when I needed to breastfeed my baby I felt comfortable enough to do so.

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Thank Kourtney M
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52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

If you are looking for a simple, basic breakfast or lunch you have come to the right place. Situated on the Main Street

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Thank Jade K
Brisbane
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179 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

This is a lovely little place at the top of the main street. The coffee is great but the service is quite slow.

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Thank Scottydancer
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Not too bad for the meal and coffee on our trip down south. Close to Caroline bay where the carnival is happening.

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Thank Mike D
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Good range of food, freshly cooked, in a pleasant environment. we felt welcome and well looked-after.

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Thank Charlie L
Melbourne, Australia
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend and I stopped for a quick snack for breakfast...the poached eggs and coffee were to die for, a truly homecooked breakfast! The atmosphere was just lovely...warm friendly staff Gorgeous little café with white, purple and green flowers to match the decor.

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Thank CathJMitchell
Christchurch, New Zealand
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368 reviews
245 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Popped in while walking through the town on a mid Saturday afternoon, and thankfully this place was open ... and there was a spare table outside. The staff were very friendly and took my rather basic order of two flat whites promptly. They were delivered with the same cheerfulness, and we sat, sipping the good strong coffee while enjoying the... More 

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Thank Buckoinchch
Sacramento, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

If you are in Timaru, do yourself a favor and eat at the Purple Lizard. Or, just go to Timaru so that you can eat at the Purple Lizard. It is that good. And, if you must eat gluten free, this is the place for you. The owner thinks "gluten free." If you love and eat gluten, don't worry, the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?