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“Never cut corners”

Chocolate Brown Cafe
Ranked #2 of 3 Dessert in Warkworth
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe, New Zealand, Delicatessen
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, 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
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Never cut corners”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

My favourite coffee house in the whole world, a Mecca for jaffa's travelling north, and as the spring approaches and the sun shone, Sunday morning saw the place almost full .
I ordered coffee and an amazing date scone, made completely differently to any I have tried in the past and worth travelling miles to taste.
My disappointment though was the normally exceptional flat white.
Today it was luke warm!
I knew it wasn't right because my heart shaped chocolate which always touches the cup had not melted.
When you drive north you must stop off at CBs. Great food. Great chocolate but please baristas take your time and serve it hot

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Thank Ipcresss
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Jess M, Manager at Chocolate Brown Cafe, responded to this review, September 1, 2014
Thank you so much for your feedback!!
We are so pleased you are such a fan of Chocolate Brown!
We absolutely agree with you and have followed this up with our staff.
See you next time!
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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Cafe side just ok”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2014

Really should stop acting like an upmarket, snobby Auckland cafe, it is Warkworth after all. Service on coffees slow, nice althou the house hot choc small for price. Food even slower I had to ask where it was yet few customers, a shame really.

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank Melissa M
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Jess M, Manager at Chocolate Brown Cafe, responded to this review, August 3, 2014
Hi there,
We are sorry to hear of your experience at Chocolate Brown. We endeavour to make every customer's experience, whether a local or visiting to our beautiful town, a positive one. Our customers are incredibly important to us, which is why we encourage customer feedback at the time of dining so we can rectify any issues that may arise.
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Chocolate YUM”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2014

Amazing you can even see how they make the chocolate and so many different flavours to choose from definitely something everyone should try

Visited July 2014
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1 Thank bestripakiwifarmstay
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Mangawhai, New Zealand
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90 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Break your travel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is the best lunch stop in Warkworth; well worth the effort breaking your travel to visit this place. The food is good; the coffee great; with excellent service - although today there was a relatively long wait for food (not usual). The attached chocolate factory is both an attraction and a distraction. If you want good food at a reasonable this is the place.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Mark F
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Warkworth, New Zealand
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great coffee !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

Awesome spot for quick coffee or lunch. Staff are fantastic !

Awesome fire sets an awesome atmosphere. Outdoor seating also very good in Summer.

The chocolate factory ajoining it is far too tempting. Starting at $1.50 and very tasty.

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1 Thank AKiwiFarmstay
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