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The Lifeboat NZ Restaurant

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96 Blake Street | Tiphead, Greymouth 7805, New Zealand
+64 27 524 0002
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“waffles” (38 reviews)
“great guy” (3 reviews)
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Dutch, European, Vegetarian Friendly
96 Blake Street | Tiphead, Greymouth 7805, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very friendly. Service with a smile. Owner keen for a yarn or two. Made you feel warm and welcome. Waffles were delicious.

Thank Kenny B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had no idea what Dutch Stroopwafels were so the lovely guy gave us a sample and then we bought a couple, so lovely. Shame he only had coffee and not a tea as they were very sweet. He was at the end of the...More

Thank Ingrid J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We picked up some waffles and a coffee the Monday of Queens birthday weekend. They were delicious and the service was outstanding. If you can forgive our the opening hours add this to your list as a must do in Greymouth.

2  Thank Sinead R
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Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Hidden away at the end of the breakwater, a wonderfully friendly host serving up delicious stroopwafel alongside hot tea and coffee from a charming piece of local history.

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

The stroopwafel is a tasty snack with filtered coffee - and the end of the Greymouth breakwater is a great place to try one for the first time. Middle of winter meant we had body boarders surfing the waves rather than the hector dolphins -...More

1  Thank KiwiSteveL
Reviewed 28 May 2017

We went to the break-water in the hope of seeing the dolphins. No dolphins for our visit but we found this 'boat' instead. Quality coffee and stroopwafels (Dutch, thin waffles with caramel in the centre). The stroopwafels were so tasty an on such a chilly...More

1  Thank M1andM2
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Game changer. The nicest Dutch man in NZ offering the tastiest waffles and coffee! Always worth popping in even just for a chat the man has a heart of gold. A warm coffee waiting for you when it's freezing cold on the coast.

1  Thank jonos266
Reviewed 2 May 2017

This guy is an artist! His crafted coffee and waffles were amazing. The waffles were different to what I've had before and they are amazing. And this is a stunning place to have a coffee. Take a camera with you.

1  Thank OldandGreyontop
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

You will hardly find any place as simple, delicious and friendly as this one in the whole milky way. The owner is down to earth, intelligent and excellent to have a chat with, even for a couple of hours. It's more or less a half...More

2  Thank Peter M
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Delicious Dutch waffle and great drip coffee served with the biggest, most genuine smile and a lovely conversation about what matters in life. The Lifeboat will most certainly leave your tummy happier and your heart warmer.

2  Thank Ellrik
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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Kids, Child-friendly
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
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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