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The Village Grinder

432 Queen Street | Kuripuni, Masterton 5810, New Zealand
+64 6-370 2660
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good46%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“grinder” (12 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
432 Queen Street | Kuripuni, Masterton 5810, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My colleague and I both had omelettes. These were OK but presentation could have been better. I always enjoy their beetroot relish. Cappuccinos could have been hotter.

Thank John S
Reviewed 8 April 2018

I stopped here with my family for lunch one Saturday and was pleasantly surprised. My elderly parents have mobility issues and this place is spacious with easy access. The menu has a good range to suit all tastes and they are flexible also. Food is...More

Thank Ali_Hawkins
thevillagegrinder, Owner at The Village Grinder, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Hi there, I'm very pleased you enjoyed your experience at the Village Grinder and you found it easy for your parents to have access. We do take pride in our meals and they are generous portions, they can be a little heavy handed at times...More

Reviewed 14 March 2018

After not finding anything suitable and less busy in South Wairarapa we decided to stop in Masterton. Kuripuni is a suburban shopping centre south of the main commercial area and there were several cafes open to choose from. Although advised our meal would be at...More

Thank silverthreads101
thevillagegrinder, Owner at The Village Grinder, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2018

I'm very pleased you managed to come to Masterton and dined at the Village Grinder, as we were very busy that day and there was a wait for meals I really appreciated the patience of the customers, it was a beautiful day here and everyone...More

Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

We were really disappointed with this cafe. There was an eggshell in my eggs. They forgot my friends meal and she ended up eating after everyone else was finished and the crappy toast was cold and coated with cheap margarine. With only one piece of...More

Thank Tamsin S
Reviewed 4 February 2018

I have been here before as a former resident of the town. I had always enjoyed the food and coffee. Left in November and returned for the Martinborough Fair. Nine clips on my loyalty card and I thought a tenth would be added but 'No',...More

Thank bmlawrence
Reviewed 4 February 2018

Mixture of cabinet food and menu food all served quickly , coffee was good and hot , staff very pleasant. Enjoyed nice wedges and cakes all nice. Tables are a little close together, need more than one till as busy at the time and hold...More

Thank Chris R
Reviewed 5 January 2018

The posted note on their window states that renovations are underway, so the interior will be even better. I have not heard any complaints about this cafe - it is a nice place with good seating outside. The inside can be noisy which makes it...More

Thank S_Kiwi_guy
Reviewed 28 December 2017

I popped in for a coffee and a chance to sit and enjoy the sun and passersby. Verdict? The coffee was good and the service was excellent. There is also plenty of outdoor seating.

1  Thank nin132
Reviewed 7 November 2017

a great place to eat just across from Pak and Save so parking's no trouble. The food was so good and priced well.

Thank Diane G
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Kuripuni shops actually in the corner opposite PaknSave. Very busy on a Sunday at midday as we drove through heading home. Heaps of room inside and out, big and small tables. Blackboard menu and a great food cabinet. Coffee pretty good (revive brand). We had...More

1  Thank Wayne W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:30
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 432 Queen Street | Kuripuni, Masterton 5810, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wairarapa  >  Masterton
  • Phone Number: +64 6-370 2660
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A bright and friendly atmosphere with plenty of parking close by. Big windows let you see what's happening outside. Café style cabinet meals and a wide selection of brunch options. Kids menu available.
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