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Chaos Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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36 Brougham Street, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
+64 6-759 8080
07:30 - 15:30
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Sun 09:00 - 14:00
Mon - Fri 07:30 - 15:30
Sat 09:00 - 15:00
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Gluten free options and great coffee. Haven't found anywhere in New Plymouth I like better. Great staff who remember your name and know how to make a great coffee. Very friendly.

Thank FromTheNakiNZ
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hard to choose from the cabinet. But the chicken and mushroom pie is awesome. Order from the counter. Service prompt and friendly in a typical low key kiwi way. Oh and recommend the super food biscuit with coffee - yum!

Thank Wtpnz
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Place is very easy to find off of Devon and Brougham, right by the bank where my hotel told me to get some cash from the ATM, near the Puke Ariki museum. Locals mostly, summer morning, pleasant smiles and fresh espresso drinks (still getting used to Americano rather than drip). Case of items sweet and savory, excellent breakfast (she ordered... More 

Thank jhurbina
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89 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came in on an early flight for work and picked this place for breakfast based on a good Google review. Had a long black and the breakfast salad. Great coffee and the breakfast salad would have to be one of the best I've ever had and the price was great too - $17.50 for a smoked salmon and poached egg... More 

Thank HarryJM88
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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36 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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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414 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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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188 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

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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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 14:00
07:30 - 15:30
07:30 - 15:30
07:30 - 15:30
07:30 - 15:30
07:30 - 15:30
09:00 - 15:00
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?