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The Funky Lizard

3 Wilson Road, Paengaroa, New Zealand
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  • Excellent19%
  • Very good52%
  • Average8%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (2 reviews)
“lovely lunch” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
3 Wilson Road, Paengaroa, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped at the Funky Lizard Cafe for lunch. The soup I had was very tasty, my husband enjoyed his toasty and the coffee was great. We have been there previously on a Sunday afternoon for coffee and enjoyed the live music entertainment.

Thank Kiwi1658
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Like nearly everyone else who has reviewed this cafe. my daughter and I had an awfully long wait for our food. But it was Mothers' Day so we expected it to be busy; I did think it was an overlong delay as we arrived around...More

Thank Carol O
Reviewed 14 May 2017

We ordered lunch and weren't advised that there would be any wait time. Our first meal arrived 1 hour 45 minutes later (and without apology). My husband and I had mussel chowder - it was FOUL. The facility is a dump. The band were completely...More

Thank Healthw0rker
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Ordered lunch and advised there was a 45 minute wait, no problem. After an hour and a half went to make sure order hadn't been overlooked and was told just one table ahead of ours. One meal arrived after nearly two hours, and it was...More

Thank globalwanderer2017
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Went to Funky Lizard Cafe for Mothers Day lunch. Cafe has nice welcoming polite staff, nice relaxed country atmosphere and with some very interesting art on display. If you were just after a coffee or a cool beer, all good. But having to wait for...More

Thank dave2142015
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

A nice place to grab something to eat.. good prices.. a convenient stop before getting on the east link to tauranga

Thank CJO193
Reviewed 10 April 2017

The reasonable prices and good food is soured by the lack of good service. Whilst the staff are pleasant they do not appear to have any system of tracking orders and make no attempt to keep patrons updated of any delays, or apologize. We ordered...More

Thank Cheryl K
Reviewed 15 February 2017

We live locally and find this very affordable for casual dropin meals. It offers a good contrast to the fine dining available across the road at The Trading Post.

Thank maureenburgess
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Dropped in after cycling along the Eastern Bypass and a quick visit to Maketu. Ideal place to grab a cool, refreshing drink or a coffee and afghan. cool funky interior and friendly, relaxed staff...give it a go.

Thank Getinmabelly
Reviewed 2 February 2017

This is a place you don't visit if you appreciate nature being kept with care and respect. The garden setting was appalling - dirty furniture, garden itself looking more like a rubbish tip. Coffee was fine but cake was dry and tasteless. Could not wait...More

Thank anuann
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Wilson Road, Paengaroa, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Paengaroa
  • Phone Number: 07-533-6010
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