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“A must eat destination in New Plymouth”
Review of Federal Store

Federal Store
Ranked #3 of 165 Restaurants in New Plymouth
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Piha, New Zealand
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115 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“A must eat destination in New Plymouth”
Reviewed February 19, 2014

Where do you start a review; The coffee is amazing - choose the regular size to get the best flavoured experience; they have nailed it. The background music is a elegant mix of 40's big band crooning - who knew I was such a fan. The cabinet has a huge selection each day and then you also have the menu board as well. The cakes I can only say are not only eye candy, but it would have been the best ever ginger crunch I have tasted. Atmosphere is great , staff are wonderful, and they also have the original take on the latest craze of soda bars with the authentic Foxton Fizz.

  • Visited February 2014
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  • English first
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English first
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Amazing”
Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile

Amazing atmosphere and to die for food. The food was absolutely amazing with huge portions. Lovely, friendly staff with quick service.

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Thank Helen D
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New Zealand
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266 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Ace Cafe”
Reviewed November 19, 2013

loved the vibe of this place - lovely lovely fresh and tasty cabinet food and the most impressive array of beautiful baking items to tempt us - the donut was amazing! staff friendly and efficient -brilliant touch of the retro style uniform to go with the retro milk bar styling. highly recommended by all 5 of us there for lunch

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank JenJ46
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Auckland, New Zealand
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77 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Trendy”
Reviewed October 4, 2013 via mobile

Love this place, a bit of old and a bit of the new. Food was fresh and healthy, includes plenty of gluten free choices. Staff are dressed look like they belong to the era and were very efficient and friendly. The decor is something out of the history books, brilliant, love it. A++.

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Thank spuds6
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Wellington, New Zealand
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Top Notch”
Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

We just had coffee and cake, both of which were fabulous. The food going to other tables looked amazing. It was very busy.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Craig A
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