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Monica's Eatery

$$ - $$$, Cafe, European
42 Queen St | Next to Govett Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
+64 6-759 2038
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  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (20 reviews)
“kedgeree” (19 reviews)
“lentil salad” (4 reviews)
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New Zealand, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
42 Queen St | Next to Govett Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Firstly my friends all enjoyed their meals. I ordered the kedgeree, the menu listed the ingredients as “smoked fish, rice & coriander”! The smoked fish was approximately the size of a child’s little finger nail. I very politely told the waitress only to be told...More

Thank gazzamtbeach
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I regularly have coffee/brunch/lunch at Monica’s with business colleagues. It is convenient to the CBD and has a very pleasant atmosphere. The staff are friendly and the service is very efficient. The menu is a selection of snacks, breakfast/brunch items and full lunch. Really nothing...More

Thank IainR
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here 2-3 times in our visit in January as it was across the road from the King & Queen suites. Service was fast, friendly and knowledgeable which supported the good quality meals and excellent wine list. You can get meals right through the...More

Thank TJA55
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A most inviting spot, their decor is smart and really clean. As much for the food it is really well laid out and classy They also serve Ozone coffee which is a local roastery

Thank Punit M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service was very good, waiter recommended the ravioli - wish he hadn’t it wasn’t very good at all. The atmosphere is nice.

Thank Artisticexpressions
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went in at 630pm for coffee and dessert, by 7pm no one had taken my order I walked out. Returned the next day for breakfast. They took my order at 730am, by 8am the food had not arrived I left. Guess they don't want...More

Thank Lito51855
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A really nice cafe, in pleasant surroundings with good service. My husband had the eggs Benedict, which was very good and was very impressed with the swan decoration in his coffee foam. I had the kedgeree, which was also good but extremely spicy. Fortunately I'm...More

Thank pmt1
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

We had quite a good lunch, enjoyed the mains, chicken a little undercooked. The desserts were good but quite exspensive.

Thank kandeb2016
Reviewed 4 February 2018

Tasty meal but had to wait for 1.15 hrs for one portion of Risotto, very disappointed with the service taking into consideration that there were five couples in all restaurant to be served.

Thank Daniela M
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed a perfect night out here with a 3 course dinner and wine - the food was all amazing and we especially enjoyed the surprise homemade focaccia that came to our table when we arrived! I really enjoyed the salmon entree and home made...More

Thank Phoebe S
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Sara K
2 November 2017|
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Response from Karyn G | Property representative |
Hello and thank you. Every Wednesday night at Monica' s eatery is Winesday! :) We offer a special pasta meal that includes house made focaccia, greens and a seasonal pasta dish along with the opportunity to bring your own... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$18
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Queen St | Next to Govett Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Taranaki Region  >  New Plymouth
  • Phone Number: +64 6-759 2038
  • E-mail
Monicas offering is based on quality fresh ingredients, locally sourced where possible with a modern Italian influence. There is an emphasis on A la carte however a counter offering is available daily. Monica's is a place to dine, eat, drink and take out.
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