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Chocolate Brown Cafe

6 Mill Lane, Warkworth, New Zealand
+64 9-422 2677
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good36%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (16 reviews)
“fudge” (14 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
6 Mill Lane, Warkworth, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was excellent especially the berry pancakes. The service was very quick and always friendly. A huge plate of food for the money. The fireplace made it nice and cozy inside on a wet day. Would definately recommend and will return again.

Thank Lynne F
ChocolateBrownnz, Owner at Chocolate Brown Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I know - that fire is the BEST place to in front of, on a cold winters day. Or the veranda in summer! We appreciate your generous feedback. :-)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had the full English (meat version- it was called something else) and my wife had the French toast. Excellent on both counts. The coffee is great to. We availed ourselves of vouchers which we will do again shortly. The place was full at lunch...More

Thank NewZealand-7
ChocolateBrownnz, Owner at Chocolate Brown Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello and thank you for your lovely feedback - so glad that our efforts are working. I will certainly pass the comments onto the chef and kitchen team. We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recommended by friends and they were right, great place to refuel and the coffee is great, the cabinet has lots of choices and the menu has all the usual suspects. I went for a toastie - from the cabinet, and it was stuffed with cheese,...More

Thank Wagaitwag
ChocolateBrownnz, Owner at Chocolate Brown Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your review - and thanks for the positive feedback. Glad you enjoyed - see you again! Susan

Reviewed 4 May 2017

Stopped in for lunch driving back from Paihia. Have been once before & loved the bucket of French fries. They were just as good this time! We arrived around 11.30 & the place was very busy. Good array of cabinet food & a “blackboard” menu....More

Thank John P
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

We went there for breakfast and were delighted. The paleo breakfast was superb and my husband had the mince on toast with a poached egg. After these enjoyable meals we had really good coffees We started off sitting outside as the sun was shining but...More

Thank RonicaAuckland
ChocolateBrownnz, Manager at Chocolate Brown Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2017

Thanks for your great feedback. We are thrilled you enjoyed your visit with us!

Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

Coffee tasted terrible. A friends 'cronut' was actually just a donut!!! What a disaster. I still gave a 2 star because we were offered free chocolate.More

Thank Elliott R
ChocolateBrownnz, Manager at Chocolate Brown Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017

Hi there, We are very sorry you did not enjoy your visit to Chocolate Brown. We pride ourselves on good coffee and good service so we will follow up the coffee disaster as it is all good training opportunities for our wonderful staff. Next time...More

Reviewed 23 April 2017

We were taken to Chocolate Brown as part of the Matakana Food & Wine Tour. We tasted different chocolates, all deliciously different. They have a very large variety of chocolates and sweets, including many different licorice sweets. If you have a sweet tooth and love...More

Thank yellowperilhk
ChocolateBrownnz, Manager at Chocolate Brown Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017

Thanks for your lovely feedback!

Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Been before and had scone which had a hair in it and they didn't seem to care. That was about a year ago thought I never go back. However decided to give another go. Oh dear our meals came to the table cold What the?????...More

Thank themusketts
ChocolateBrownnz, Manager at Chocolate Brown Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2017

Hi there, We are sorry that this has happened. Customer satisfaction is very important to us and so if you would like to get in touch with me we would love to give you a better dining experience. Thanks so much. Sarah 09 422 2677...More

Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

I felt like a cuppa and something chocolate base before arriving in Auckland so was sure this cafe could deliver. Tea was great, music not so much. Booths a little tired. Staff were friendly. I asked for smallest piece of truffle cake expecting it to...More

Thank TraceyA1966
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Average meal. Nothing spectacular but good value for money. Service was great. Would happily eat there again.

Thank TogetherForever1
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4 July 2016|
Response from Susan V |
Hi Erika. We can't respond on this site - you need to email us. We have an ad on Trademe - please look up the ad and reply to the email address. Many Thanks
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Mill Lane, Warkworth, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Warkworth
  • Phone Number: +64 9-422 2677
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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
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