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Chaos Cafe

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36 Brougham Street, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
+64 6-759 8080
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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50 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2017

Went here as a large work group and was surprised by how seamless the service was. Place was packed for breakfast but meals were out super quick and serving sizes were huge. Sooo much bacon!! Lovely atmosphere in the place and even though it was full you didn't feel hemmed in. Excellent range from the breakfast menu and prices very... More 

Thank Akkadian
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64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2017 via mobile

Popped in for a late afternoon coffee. Atmosphere really nice and good friendly service. The carrot cake was amazing but a bit surprisingly the flat white was pretty ordinary.

Thank Darren M
Dunedin, New Zealand
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436 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2017 via mobile

All the praise is deserved. This is a great, funky place with excellent and interesting food, nicely presented by lovely people. Don't miss.

Thank samandhenry
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2017 via mobile

Not being locals we chose the cafe purely based on the number of patrons sitting both inside and outside as we walked through town. Fantastic range of food on offer both cabinet and a la carte. We wanted something to sustain us for our car trip home. Hubster chose the smashed avocado and poached egg on toast and I had... More 

Thank FayzerNZ
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2017

Dropped in for coffee. Quirky little cafe with interesting decorations, excellent food options and great atmosphere. Service was outstanding & the coffee was just right. We shared a large piece of carrot cake draped in dried fruit & nuts - it was delicious! Highly recommended!

1 Thank Richardi_23
Morrinsville, New Zealand
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191 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2017 via mobile

Went for breakfast a couple of days while visiting New Plymouth. Cool place with clever decor. Coffee strong and hot but a fraction small. First day had muesli, and muesli and toast combo. Be aware that in combo muesli is significantly smaller. Still great value and tasted awesome. Second day both of us had French Toast with bacon and banana.... More 

Thank VicnJen67
Wellington, New Zealand
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017

We visited Chaos Cafe for our breakfast before heading back to Wellington. It was very nice and simple breakfast, love raspberry custard brioche.

Thank Pia528
Kapiti Coast, New Zealand
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017 via mobile

My brother in law has raved about this cafe for years I finally went and wow I now know why . Coffee simply perfect. I had scrambled eggs and bacon very hearty serving of both Vick had omelette which was a explosion of joy in the mouth. Lol staff well presented and efficient. Definitely recommend. Unisex toilets which I haven't... More 

Thank Coops43
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017 via mobile

This cafe has been talked about by my sister and her family for years so I had high expectations. I was not disappointed. Coffee was perfect. I had the omelette which was the best ever. My husband had bacon and eggs and loved them. The cabinet food looked incredible. There is everything you could imagine on offer. I wish they... More 

Thank Vicky C
Castricum, The Netherlands
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017 via mobile

Great service, excellent breakfast. Eggs on toast with sausages (like homemade) and bacon. Relaxed atmosphere, would loveto have that every day!

Thank elizebon

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:30 am - 3:30 pm
7:30 am - 3:30 pm
7:30 am - 3:30 pm
7:30 am - 3:30 pm
7:30 am - 3:30 pm
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 Brougham Street, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Taranaki Region  >  New Plymouth
  • Phone Number: +64 6-759 8080

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