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“For all you chocolate lovers...”

Chocolate Brown Cafe
Ranked #2 of 3 Dessert in Warkworth
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe, New Zealand, Delicatessen
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Good for: Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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
Coromandel, New Zealand
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14 reviews
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“For all you chocolate lovers...”
Reviewed July 31, 2013

If you have a sweet tooth then this is the place for you! In a quaint old character building, this cafe mixes the old with the new. Everything has been well thought, from the outside seating, lovely climber plants, fairy lights, right down to the detailing in the bathroom. The waitress was lovely and made genuine conversation - great service! I got a hot chocolate which was rich and chocolately, however a little pricy. I loved the chocolate shop which is part of the building, it was great that you could buy a few nibbles to take home - and also in the desired amount (unlike other places that make you buy 500g without tasting!). Would definitely recommend!

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Shillise
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Dungiven
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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“Choc heaven”
Reviewed July 19, 2013

What a fabulous place. A real gem. Try the house hot chocolate, the best I've ever had bar none. The mocha was outstanding too on our second visit. The hot things for lunch are just yummy with a lot of home-made really interesting things. And they have a sweet and gift shop on the side! It deserves a big detour to get here but it's just off the main highway.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank smasheroony
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great cafe - but a tad expensive”
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
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Thank SteveJxxx
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Service is falling”
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
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Thank Ursypercy
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Auckland
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97 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“cilcain”
Reviewed June 2, 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
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Thank Gill B
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