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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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Travellers talk about
“waffles” (53 reviews)
“great guy” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Dutch, Vegetarian Friendly
96 Blake Street | Tiphead, Greymouth 7805, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Popped in for some waffles and coffee while doing the wilderness trail, and was just the perfect wee stop! good conversations and great coffee! would recommend!

1  Thank JedFsurfclimb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a unique little stall with tasty waffles, delicious low-pressure filtered coffees and wonderful chat with the grizzled but bright and cheerful proprietor. We walked a couple of miles to get there and saw some dolphins swimming nearby as further reward for the effort of...More

1  Thank drduderino
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dude, you have to get coffee and waffles from here! Waffles are perfect, crisp shell and chewy centre. The coffee is simple dripper/filter and is delicious! We had two coffees and two waffles each it was so good.

1  Thank Nick H
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Where else in the world can you get Dutch waffles and coffee served from a beautifully preserved old life boat - with the best conversation. Every visitor to Greymouth needs to visit here!

1  Thank Jo B
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

The best stroopwafels I ever eaten! 😍 situated on a beautiful location, if you’re lucky you can even spot some small dolphins!

1  Thank cmmm86
Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

It’s a lifeboat-shaped shop that sells nothing but coffe and stroopwafels - thin waffles with syrup between them. A very tasty snack while relaxing on the breakwater and you can take them away for later.

1  Thank mrdom
Reviewed 27 November 2017

If you are heading to Greymouth, the Lifeboat is well worth a visit. Surprisingly good filter coffee, sensational Dutch waffles and all served by the most delightful gentleman. Also a great location to sit outside and enjoy the experience.

1  Thank Tlee2
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

Amazing Stroopwafels is the name of a Dutch band but also applies to this place! As Dutch people we had to take a look when we saw this was number #1 on TripAdvisor. We had an accommodation without breakfast so this was perfect to stop...More

1  Thank Tim T
Reviewed 5 November 2017

A very charming and welcoming couple that clearly love life in their little boat on a pier at the world’s end with the waves raging below propose the most delicious dutch waffles I’ve ever had with their honey syrup and a touch of cinnamon and...More

Thank Dzir
Reviewed 31 October 2017

A cool little reconditioned boat now a cafe cart, offering awesome Dutch waffles and coffee with a view!

Thank Rach700
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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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