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Chaos Cafe

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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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Perth, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visiting from Kalgoorlie Western Australia & LOVED THIS Fantastic Quirky LITTLE CAFE. 10/10 From me.

Thank Geocache99
New Zealand
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157 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Purchased 2 coffees a muffin and scroll. Was expecting exceptional coffee as it was last time I visited (3 ago years or so) but it was only "ok". Perhaps a 6 out of 10. The muffin and scroll had huge dollops of cream cheese on top which weren't enjoyable or easy to eat as takeaway items. I wouldn't say this... More 

Thank Queenslander2013
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This one of the many great cafes in New Plymouth , a favorite, busy, central, varied menu , free wi-fi

Thank clinicstb
Waipukurau, New Zealand
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved this restaurant! Amazing coffee (and we are extremely fussy about our coffee) and fantastic, interesting food combination as well as traditional if that's what you like. My husband and I had 2 days in New Plymouth. Discovered Chaos the first morning and went back again the second morning as we loved it so much and didn't think we could... More 

Thank tivoli11
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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238 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tried Chaos after reading strong TA reviews and was prepared to wait until opening at 9am on Sunday. Not disappointed as our simple breakfast of eggs on toast and porridge with fruit plus bread selections was fresh, tasty and delivered with style. Excellent coffees rounded out the meal. Enjoyed the funky decor. Recommended.

Thank Peter A
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

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.

Thank KiwiDennisnRose
Taranaki Region, New Zealand
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 March 2017 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!

Thank Michelle L
Melbourne, Australia
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204 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Harry_Melbourne_Aus
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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4 reviews
Reviewed 28 February 2017

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.

Thank lynne780
Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Shane W

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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, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?