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The Greedy Cow

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Single-use or sanitized menus
  • Single-use/Individually wrapped condiments
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Updated 01/03/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 01/03/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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Cafe, New Zealand
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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All reviews brunch french toast croque madame huevos rancheros eggs benedict macaroons chai pie pastry beans cinnamon rolls chicken great coffee cabinet food busy cafe friendly service definitely worth a stop
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We stopped in as this looked like a popular cafe compared to neighbouring ones..... and no wonder, the hot chocolate was very good and the tea selection was excellent (proper leaf tea NOT tea bags). BUT the French inspired delicate pastries were something else!! The...raspberry & pistachio éclair was sooooo tasty whilst my partner said the mille feuille was delicate & tasty. We'd definitely return next time we're in Tekapo.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was looking for a good coffee which sometimes in the Deep South is hard to find but here we found it and they even had Oat milk. Thanks team

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped by for a scone and coffee, both were great, staff were really polite and efficient. Was there at 7.30am so didn't get a chance to try their sweets but they looked delightful.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 15 May 2021

The title says it all! For $20 you get three fluffy pancakes, fried banana, whipped cream and berry compote (or bacon) which I felt was great value - especially considering how delicious it was. The coffee is good too.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 13 May 2021 via mobile

Only popped in for coffee and a hot chocolate mid morning. They were both very good and staff were very friendly. Looks like a good selection of food there also at a reasonable price.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 11 May 2021 via mobile

Great menu! Hearty kiwi portion sizes and friendly service. Great tasting coffee on a chilly day also!

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 9 May 2021 via mobile

Amazing food, great staff, and excellent coffee. Came in for breakfast and was treated to an awesome big breakfast and some delicious French toast. Place to go in Lake Tekapo!

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 7 May 2021 via mobile

Extraordinarily good Eggs Benedict with salmon and spinach coffee to die for. Service was really good. They missed the spinach (we strayed off the menu when we ordered) and within 2 minutes it was brought out with sincere apologies. Delicious would be an understatement. Thank...you! Tempted to buy a Greedy Cow t shirt for compulsory tshirt Friday at workMore

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 28 April 2021 via mobile

Gluten free food that's safe for celiacs, the staff are very happy to be accommodating. "The best coffee in New Zealand", the food was great too.

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 25 April 2021

Stopped in here for lunch on our last day. Busy wee place - a number of tables already taken. Ordered a chicken sandwich (which they offered to toast) $9, a chicken caesar salad $15 and a regular hot chocolate $5. Felt like we were rushed...to place our order, even though we knew what we wanted so ordered promptly. Food was delivered. Looked nice. Toasted chicken sandwich wasn't overly hot (lets hope the chicken will be okay). Tasty and nice. Chicken caesar salad was tasty. Hot chocolate was nice. Yes, would eat here again.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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2 March 2021|
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Hi sorry for the late reply. Yes we do. Please see our website for the menu.
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Greedy Cow

Yes, The Greedy Cow offers takeout services.

Yes, The Greedy Cow offers delivery services.

Yes, The Greedy Cow is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

The Greedy Cow is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5