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“Great cafe - but a tad expensive” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Chocolate Brown Cafe

Chocolate Brown Cafe
6 Mill Lane, Warkworth, New Zealand
+64 9-422 2677
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Ranked #5 of 30 Restaurants in Warkworth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Delicatessen
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Dining options: Breakfast
Description: Award Winning - cafeteria and chocolaterie A Kiwi Styled menu, Handmade Cabinet food and Specialty drinks. Next door in the Chocolaterie are British Sweets, Dutch Licorice, Kiwi lollies, Fresh Fudge and Handmade on-site chocolates. Come and be warmed by our fire in Winter or sit in the sun over a beautiful Kiwi Summer. We would love to see you here soon. Open for Breakfast and Lunch
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Great cafe - but a tad expensive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

I enjoy CB, their food is good, their service is good, they have plenty of seating both indoor and out. However their prices are "city" prices rather than local.
They have a great chocolate and treat shop attached to the restaurant, which (for many) adds to the appeal.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Service is falling”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

I'm a local and Chocolate Brown has always been a favorite of mine but as of lately the service has fallen dramatically. My coffee order has been stuffed up twice in the last week- asking for a cappucino and getting a mochacino and asking for trim milk and getting full fat. This is by no means the coffee makers fault, he is amazing and just goes by what is written down. There is no sense of urgency around the place anymore.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Auckland
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37 restaurant reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“cilcain”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

We had breakfast on Sundayt morning, cannot think of a better place to enjoy a nice leisurely breakfast, sitting in the courtyard and enjoying the sunshine at 9.30 am in the morning. The restaurant was very busy even at this time of the morning. I had the Kiwi breakfast which consisted of two poached eggs (eggs whichever way you choose) free range, bacon, tomatoes, black pudding, mushrooms, specialty sausage, potatoes (real potatoes) and two rounds of toast. Its a huge breakfast so be prepared. Also had the house special hot chocolate made with Belgian chocolate and cream on top, absolutely decadent, best I have tasted. The staff were very pleasant and efficient, will go back again. After breakfast we browsed through the chocolate shop and tasted the chocolates and fudges. It is a fantastic place to visit, lots of beautiful chocolates.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Auckland, New Zealand
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“TRY THE CHEESE ROLLS!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

We made a stop here as it had been previously recommended to us.
I have to tell you about the cheese rolls......so simple, yet so awesome. I can't rave enough about them!
Service was friendly, food was ace....my iced chocolate was a little insipid but that is just a personal preference so I can't mark them down for it.
I also recommend the creme brûlée fudge....it is lovely!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Cheese rolls!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

I googled this place and thought there would be more of a chocolate factory feel to it with being able to watch the making the treats but there wasn't really., the shop however was great. Lots of choice and picked up some chocolate gifts. The cafe attached is good value, do have the cheese rolls.. They are so tasty! I am told the hot choc is great. I had an iced one which was a little disappointing, not very tasty but I'd definitely return but just have a different drink.

Visited June 2013
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