New Plymouth is a vibrant coastal city with much to explore. Situated on the coast for those ideal beachy vibes and close to farming communities for the best in local produce - New Plymouth cafés are a must-stop on the travel calendar for all things food and beverage related.
New Plymouth cafés have a huge range on offer, including locally-owned fan favourites and award-winning establishments, there is plenty on offer, from hearty breakfasts to laidback lunches. And for the caffeine lovers, New Plymouth has a range of local roasters supplying beans for the perfect cup of joe (be sure to look out for Ozone coffee roasters – the OG New Plymouth coffee brand that exploded onto the global coffee scene).
New Plymouth is an artsy city with a slightly eclectic, anything-goes vibe. This has resulted in some beautiful spaces being transformed into cafés and coffee shops, meaning there’s always somewhere interesting to sit down (beachfront or city centre), grab a bite to eat and soak up the sights of what New Plymouth and its array of cafés have to offer.
So whether you’re looking to refuel after a morning swim or surf or want to bring in the weekend with a lazy Saturday morning brunch, New Plymouth cafés are sure to keep you happy, well-satiated and ready to adventure.
The Best Cafés and Restaurants in New Plymouth
Fenton Art Collective
What do you get if you put art, history, gin and espresso under one roof? An eclectic melting pot like Fenton Art Collective in Taranaki.
Bleached Coffee and Crystal Cylinder
Shimmy yourself into Bleached and Crystal Cylinder, an industrial coffee shop slash lifestyle store tucked behind Devon Street West that’s oh so sunny.
Tartan Rose Cakery and Deli
Tartan Rose is somewhat tucked away on the fringe of New Plymouth’s centre but you’ll be more than rewarded after your short walk to this incredible cakery and deli.
Wild Pear Kitchen
Wild Pear Kitchen in New Plymouth is a haven for lovers of vegan and vegetarian cuisine, a welcoming and award-winning café that specialises in fresh and tasty...
The Public Catering Company
New Plymouth’s White Hart precinct is blessed with a handful of excellent hospitality outlets, and The Public Catering Company is certainly one of them.
Monica’s Eatery is eponymously named after the progressive, innovative, creative and generous New Plymouth local, Monica Brewster, who unabashedly loved the arts.
Proof and Stock
Stumble a few hundred yards back from the beach, and seek out Proof and Stock, the quintessential coffee outpost inside a converted New Plymouth garage.
Ozone Coffee Roasters
Ozone Coffee Roasters is a resounding global success story, but its origins will forever be in the coastal town of New Plymouth.
Knead Artisan Donuts
Knead’s sell-out specialty donuts are the talk of the town in New Plymouth for very good reason.
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The Federal Store
Delightfully playful, The Federal Store in New Plymouth will impress any café lover who swings by.
Emmalou Macaron & Coffee House
It’s all in the name.
Elixir Café in New Plymouth is a classic in every sense. Named after a magic potion, the place does operate with a special kind of alchemy.
Escape Coffee Roasters
Unmistakably eye-catching, Escape Coffee Roasters takes pride of place on the corner of New Plymouth’s Liardet Street.