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Cafe, New Zealand
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow how rude the staff were. As an ex pat Kiwi I was appalled. I was made to feel so embarrassed when I asked for a cup of water “ you have to pay for that cup” Never going back there again.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Packed and for good reason. Great food and the place is lively with a sense of humor all around. Sure there's a line. It's worth it.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Without a doubt the best cafe I've been to in New Zealand and one of the best breakfast/brunch establishments I've been to for a while. The bacon + banana pancakes were to die for and I would urge you to get the same. The tender,...slightly fried banana, crispy bacon, generous lashings of maple syrup on top of golden cooked pancakes satisfied me greatly and while I'm reluctant to call any food "perfect" this was close. The day after I got the huevos rancheros which while really good, did not live up to the same standards of the day before. The staff were all very polite and friendly, and the cafe itself is pleasantly wooden - clad in it's decor. In NZ in particular there are many overpriced + disappointing cafes. The greedy cow is not one of them. Very well done.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 13 April 2024 via mobile

Awesome food and superb coffee. Pumping all the time such a great vibe. Service is spectacularly quick given how busy this place is. The staff are the best I’ve encountered in a cafe. Highly recommend and don’t be put off by the queue and jammed...tables. Worthwhile the wait !More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 10 April 2024 via mobile

We went here for breakfast on several mornings of our New Zealand trip. Great food, great coffee and great vibe! Would highly recommend

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 20 March 2024 via mobile

Had a eggs Benedict and a hot chocolate. The eggs Benedict was beautiful and hot chocolate was actually hot enough to melt 2 marshmallows. Will visit again

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 March 2024

Excellent service and food, love the vibe!!! The staff was polite and the coffee was amazing. Definitely will come back whenever I’ll be around;)

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 19 February 2024 via mobile

Fantastic quality food if you don’t mind waiting in line to order, and trying to snag a table. Tables turn over pretty quickly though so wasn’t a problem getting one for the 4 of us. I had the vegetarian greedy breakfast with tofu, crispy potato,...baked beans, mushrooms, spinach and toast. SO GOOD. BF had the beef hotpot breakfast with braised beef, omelet and toast, he loved it. Our friends split the French toast. Super reasonable prices for the quality and quantity. Would go back for sure!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 19 February 2024

Worse service in New Zealand? We think so. What other restaurant puts groups ahead of Jane Q Public? This one. We understand sometimes we have to wait in queues. What is amazing is that this restaurant puts groups ahead of the public. The reason this...restaurant has a long wait and runs out of food is that groups take over the restaurant before the public. It happened twice today, we were finally first in line and they just let in a group of 20 ahead of us. We responded by leaving. We will not put up with this discriminatory behavior.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 5 February 2024

lots of hype but didnt deliver. macaroons were too sweet and $7.50 each. we arrived at lunchtime and options and selections were pretty limited. long waits.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 26 January 2024

Food was fantastic and the atmosphere great. It was quite crowded but that's understandable with great food! Thanks Greedy Cow :)

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 15 January 2024

Had to wait a while as there was a line that stretched out the door - usually a sign that the food is worth waiting for. Not a lot to choose from in such a small town, but this place is worth going to for...a delicious breakfast. We got lucky when a table became free and we were able to sit down and enjoy our meal - hearty servings here so take your appetite with you.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 14 January 2024 via mobile

The queue was out of the door but decided to go for it. It moved slowly, when it got to our turn the girl read our order back to us 3 times before getting it right. We were warned it would be a 15/20 minute...wait; this turned out to be 25mins. We ordered eggs on toast, one scrambled egg, one poached. They were cooked perfectly and tasty. Lovely food but not sure it’s worth the wait.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 27 December 2023

We were pleasantly surprised to discover this amazing cafe.The service was friendly and quick. The food was delicious, homemade and healthy. We found the whole experience a real pleasure and will return . Thank you.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 15 December 2023 via mobile

Positive experience … expected some turist “hell” and it was BUT still with a cosy atmosphere and really god food (we had breakfast). We enjoyed!

Date of visit: December 2023
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