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The Lifeboat NZ


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All reviews waffles cakes delicious dutch great coffee life boat brewed coffee friendly conversation great conversation friendly couple interesting concept take home new zealand down to earth south island breakwater stroopwafels richard
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in this area, it's a must to have a fresh filter coffee with a waffle here. It's extremely good and you'll probably want more

Date of visit: January 2017
Thank Stevoair
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tested by my Dutch family when passing through to see the bar. Original real Dutch coffee and stroopwaffles. Highlight of the trip

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Dbenschop
thelifeboatnz, General Manager at The Lifeboat NZ, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much, It was a joy meeting you. Have a great family time! Warm regards, Richard and Monique.

Reviewed 22 September 2018

Howling gale,huge sea with ramparts taking a pounding. And good coffee or hot chocolate ,& waffles... Cash Only ?

Date of visit: September 2018
2  Thank Phil P
Reviewed 13 August 2018

This is such a delightful spot to visit. An old boat converted into a window shop waffle and coffee shop. What a stunning setting with the ocean and the mountains in the background. I loved chatting with Richard and Monique and am now a big...More

Date of visit: August 2018
2  Thank Kylie H
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

We went by the life boat three times in the time we were in Greymouth. They serve great coffee and hot chocolate to keep you warm watching the big and violent waves on the pier. The boat has a really cool history being brought here...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank EnricoK251
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

My Son and myself went to the breakwater to see the wave height during the weekend . And sitting at the end of the tip was the lifeboat . perfect backdrop and location. We both decided that we would like a waffle and a hot...More

Date of visit: July 2018
2  Thank mellangdon78
Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

So good. One cannot imagine the taste of these great delicate orgasmic waffles! I am considering selling all my possessions to fund my addiction from here. They are a super nice couple as well and have a great energy!!

Date of visit: June 2018
2  Thank Curtisnz
Reviewed 21 June 2018

Only had coffee here, but it was GREAT coffee. It was prepared with care and precision by the owner Richard. While it was steeping, he told us about the history of the lifeboat. So as well as great coffee we got a really interesting history...More

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank Suzanne04
Reviewed 21 June 2018

The MUST do/see/visit whenever you are in Greymouth. If not, you haven't been to the West Coast at all! RIchard and Monique are such amazing characters, and the food and service they offer are out of this world. Have a coffee/tea with the stroopwafel(s), and...More

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank 1988Adam
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Popped in here to get some waffles to take home. OMG they were fantastic. Crunchy...sweet.. simply delicious. The only bad thing was they never made it home...(we were so tempted we ate them in the car). You take your first bite (just to sample) bad...More

Date of visit: May 2018
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Response from thelifeboatnz | Property representative |
Hi Tina674, thank you for your message. That is awesome you want to visit us. Unfortunately we have moved from Greymouth to Ophir, Central Otago, near Alexandra. The Lifeboat NZ is now located at the Ophir Lodge and open... More
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