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Chaos Cafe

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36 Brougham Street, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
+64 6-759 8080
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09:00 - 14:00
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Hours:
Sun 09:00 - 14:00
Mon - Fri 07:30 - 15:30
Sat 09:00 - 15:00
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in for lunch today. The place was really busy due to the Womad festival just up the road but the service was excellent and timely. We were lucky enough to get a table outside under an umbrella and watched the world go by. Delicious croissant BLT and really great carrot cake to follow.

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Thank KiwiDennisnRose
Taranaki Region, New Zealand
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been here a couple of times now. Always great service, great food and great coffee. Fun decor. Always packed, which is a great sign!

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Thank Michelle L
Melbourne, Australia
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204 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One lunch and two breakfasts: the coffee is great and so is the food. Popular spot with the locals. Amusing decor.

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Thank Harry_Melbourne_Aus
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Super friendly staff and really nice, different selection of counter food. Enjoyed our lunch here and would recommend it to anyone wanting delicious food in great, slightly quirky surroundings.

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Thank lynne780
Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome coffee and food, had bacon and eggs, good portion sizes, tasted great, fantastic place, will be back

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Thank Shane W
New Plymouth, NZ
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been coming to Chaos for years and it continues to be excellent - friendly polite staff, great coffee, atmosphere with good quality food all at a reasonable price. When visitors ask for a recommendation for a cafe there is only one answer I give. Keep it up guys and girls.

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Thank BJroaming
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 16 February 2017

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.

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Thank FromTheNakiNZ
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 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!

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Thank Wtpnz
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

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 

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Thank jhurbina
Auckland
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103 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 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 

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Thank HarryJM88

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 14:00
Monday
07:30 - 15:30
Tuesday
07:30 - 15:30
Wednesday
07:30 - 15:30
Thursday
07:30 - 15:30
Friday
07:30 - 15:30
Saturday
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?