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The Lifeboat NZ

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96 Blake Street | Tiphead, Greymouth 7805, New Zealand
+64 27 524 0002
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“waffles” (60 reviews)
“cakes” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Dutch, Vegetarian Friendly
96 Blake Street | Tiphead, Greymouth 7805, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great coffee n waffles. Great couple. Great back story. NZ international lifeboat of choice for many👍

1  Thank Raefe M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

OMG....What an awesome surprise to find delicious fresh stroopwafel, filter coffee and great conversation. Special people offering a special service out at the tiphead. Visit and support these great people. Loved it. Freshly made everything.

1  Thank ZenShell
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were recommended this stop by our daughter who had visited a week beforehand. At the end of a long harbour wall you will find a boat on a trailer recreated into a coffee bar. The waves either side of the harbour wall were big...More

1  Thank UKIanF
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting Greymouth again and enjoyed another lovely coffee and dutch waffle made with love by the owner of the Lifeboat outdoor cafe. You cants miss this setup it’s situated on the southern end of the breakwater near the viewing platform. Certainly worthy of a visit...More

1  Thank Waynedvh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped for a coffee while riding our bikes round Greymouth. Great location on the end of the flood wall and owners are great fun to talk to. Best coffee we had in 3 weeks in the South Island.

1  Thank Warwick W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here along the way heading north. The owners are really friendly. Location is great, right at the end of the pier. Waffels were a great light snack. Such a unique place, I highly recommend making the stop if you're passing through.

1  Thank Adnan M
Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

Excellent coffee. Beautiful view. Fantastic waffles. If this is all you want, then head here. The couple who run this little establishment are from The Netherlands and they’re really really good with the waffles and coffee. Didn’t see any other options though. So just coffee...More

2  Thank Ankit C
Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

Nice spot at the sea. Richard & Monique are lovely folks and provide great stories along with coffee, tea and of course delicious Dutch stroopwafels! A nice stop along the west coast! An unique place to visit

1  Thank Jasper B
Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

Found this absolute gem when looking to where to have the best coffee in Greymouth. Fantastic location at the entrance of the Grey river framed with gigantic waves were just the framing for this absolute gem. Coffee is slow filtered and the owner knows exactly...More

1  Thank dnlcompton
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Laughed when I was planning my trip and saw this place ranked #1 for greymouth. Don't ordinarily eat waffles. I had to give it a try though because the tripadvisor community said so! And wowee certainly worth the visit. The concept is so simple, 2...More

2  Thank Jayd822
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Average prices
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
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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: +64 27 524 0002
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The Lifeboat NZ is a small business selling Dutch stroopwafels and coffee to increase social contact and has the purpose to help people who have gone through their free-fall. Our goal is to establish throughout New Zealand more Lifeboats for people who need a way back in life with a viable business so they can spread their light to others.
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