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The Lazy Graze Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly
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Main Street, Eketahuna 4900, New Zealand
+64 6-375 8844
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New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love driving through small NZ towns and finding delightful cafes with great coffee. Shame I couldn't stay for lunch as the cabinet food was full of delicious looking food. Coffee was great. Will be back for sure.

Thank Gizzy1961
Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

What a haven this little cafe was! We were on our way to Wellington and the weather was absolutely terrible...zillion miles per hour wind and rain. i had the corn fritters and i forgot to ask for no sour cream as i dont like it - but i went up and asked for some chutney or salsa.My wife always says... More 

Thank johnwiththecat
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

We do not pass through Eketahuna very often but when we do we always stop at this charmingly themed cafe. There is a great choice of cafe food and the service is friendly and helpful. Don't buy takeaway, sit and enjoy the rural ambience.

Thank Lyndasyms
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed my "mini-graze" breakfast, very tasty, nicely presented & good value. Service and coffee were excellent. The counter was full of tasty items and the decor very pleasant.

Thank Anna R
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

What a fantastic Cafe... Burger was really good. Totally exceeded my expectations. Highly recommend stopping here

Thank Matt C
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Wonderful coffee and food. Keith loves the carrot cake...A lovely crazy little town with three surprising shops ...the wonderful cafe and two interesting gift, art and decor shops. Real New Zealand...

Thank BrendaBr
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

After leaving Masterton heading for Dannivegas we had a craving for good coffee and a snack but did not hold out much hope. We saw the TLG sign on the way into Eke and thought maybe we should give this place a shot. Ignoring the two dodgy looking fellas at a table on the way in we were pleasantly surprised... More 

Thank Dunnos
Bay of Plenty Region, New Zealand
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19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Been through Eketahuna many times on the way to and from wairarapa but this time we were hungry and decided to stop. Very pleased with the food and service, meal was a little slow due to new chef so we got an extra coffee free, a first and welcome touch. Will stop again for sure.

Thank Andrew B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Stopped for a quick coffee and morning tea with the family. Great coffee, loved the fresh and very tasty food. Great price and friendly staff. Highly recommend as a stop.

Thank Catherine P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Big thank you to The Lazy Graze Cafe in Eketahuna for the lovely brunch. Nothing better than supporting the local businesses. Lovely, friendly staff, yummy food, awesome quotes and home made gifts around the shop. Just my type of place. Thank you for reminding me how to have a lovely day ❤

Thank shogz182

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Eketahuna 4900, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Tararua District  >  Eketahuna
  • Phone Number: +64 6-375 8844

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?