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The Lifeboat NZ Restaurant

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96 Blake Street | Tiphead, Greymouth 7805, New Zealand
64275240002
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Wollongong, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a great concept! Menu is limited to small or large stroopwaffels, and a coffee, but for $5 for a large + coffee the prices are excellent. Richard was obviously a man who loves what he does, and was a pleasure to chat to. The waffles themselves are deliciously crunchy and sweet, but you may find them a bit sickly... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Fantastic authentic waffles and coffee in an awesome location. Take in the view, great food and enjoy the service - fantastic!

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1 Thank chobrob
Dunedin, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visiting the Breakwater at Greymouth today and came across a very interesting concept, a cafe in a sailing boat selling authentic Dutch coffee and waffles. Plus the owner was a lovely guy to chat with if in the area make sure you call in for a $5 coffee and waffle it's well worth it.

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1 Thank Waynedvh
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

What a lovely welcome; at the end of the Blaketown Breakwater sits "The Lifeboat". She's on wheels now and saves stormy stomachs with delicious homemade Dutch waffles and coffee. It was great to chat with Richard, the host.

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1 Thank Roger T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Heavenly waffles and coffee on a stormy Greymouth day, what a lovely combination. I will be back for more the next time I pass through.

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1 Thank maria d
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious stroopwaffles and coffee. The host, Richard, made our day. He is really welcoming and he made the place special. Hope we can visit the lifeboat again in a few years!

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1 Thank Daphne R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

THE BEST DUTCH STROOPWAFLES EVER! Guy was great and couldn't be more happier about the service. Lovely guy and lovely waffles!! Would definitely come back ❤❤

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1 Thank Teagan C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This man has one of the biggest hearts & definitely without a doubt the best coffee in NZ & waffles!! Thank you so much!! You made our day. What a fantastic man! All this and a stunning view!! Awesome!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best coffee! Amazing waffles better than in holland!!! Amazing service great to talk to over all fantastic

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Okotoks, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Met Richard on the breakwater in Greymouth this week. The best conversation and coffee ever! We are here visiting from Canada. Richard shared his experiences in Canada and gave us a heart shaped waffle for our new grandchild. What a great guy with great coffee. Thank you!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$4
Cuisine
Dutch, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 96 Blake Street | Tiphead, Greymouth 7805, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  West Coast Region  >  Greymouth
  • Phone Number: 64275240002
Description
We make authentic Dutch stroopwaffles, normally located at the Blaketown Tiphead (weather permitted). Come down for a Dutch stroopwaffle and a delicious hand made filter coffee, see you there!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?