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Bach on Breakwater

€€ - €€€Cafe, , International
55 Ocean View Parade, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
+64 6-769 6967
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good29%
  • Average21%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
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“cakes” (10 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, International, Contemporary, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
55 Ocean View Parade, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Local sustainable ingredients cooked in a creative mindful manner. What's not to like about slightly dusted squid aka kalamari by the sea, it was a light but nourishing lunch with a great view. Perfect place to showcase sustainable kiwi cuisine.

Thank olenawilliamsfoodie
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

This review is just about milkshakes as thats all we ordered for Takeaway. Milkshakes lacked flavour, coolness and body. Tasted like it was made with skim milk which is basically water... They had next to no flavouring added, couldnt tell what flavour mine was and...More

Thank Supra34
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Waterside location, great coffee and such a delicious assortment of food. The selection of cakes makes choosing too hard. I can vouch for the coffee cake which was moist and packed with flavour but the cheese and onion scones were light and tasty too. Just...More

Thank 55vintage
Reviewed 8 August 2018

This cafe has real potential in terms of its site with views, ambience, and what appears to be a reasonable menu. We will never know what it is like. We visited within the advertised open hours and it was closed! The supposed hours were on...More

Thank Des H
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Stopped in for brunch and we were really impressed. My partner is vegetarian & GF and it's usually hard to get a meal that's not just a meat dish without the meat! Having specialist GF dishes was a real bonus. The coffee was hot and...More

Thank diver201
Reviewed 18 June 2018

had brunch with family pleasant area near the port and walkway great service and good food and drinks.

Thank colin m
Reviewed 11 June 2018

Right on the foreshore - and accessible from the walkway - this is an interesting venue with plenty to attract your attention inside, coupled with great service, great views and an ambience that completes the dining experience. I'll be sure to go again when I...More

Thank IcemanSteve
Reviewed 3 June 2018

If you're staying in the city, turn left along the coastal walkway and head towards the port. Granted the walkway is more interesting if you turn right but then you'd miss out on this wonderful restaurant. And wonderful it is! Great food with a huge...More

Thank John G
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Decided to have lunch at the Bach. Our second visit no improvement on our first. Coffee weak and warm. The lady serving us had no idea how to work the till she was rude and dismissive. The soup was nice although the garibread that came...More

Thank jennycB3365SQ
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

Enter the rustic Bach on Breakwater, beautiful native timbers, views out to the ocean and you immediately think this is going to be great. But sadly it is far from great. I ordered the Eggs Benedict with smoked fish. The pallid fish was flaked onto...More

Thank Andrew T
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$24
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:30 - 17:00
09:30 - 16:00
09:30 - 16:00
09:30 - 16:00
09:30 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55 Ocean View Parade, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Taranaki Region  >  New Plymouth
  • Phone Number: +64 6-769 6967
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Located in Taranaki’s beautiful Port area, serving food crafted with love. Bach on Breakwater first opened its doors in 2006 & is situated at the end of the Coastal Walkway, right on the waterfront at the Lee Breakwater in Taranaki’s Port area. It overlooks a child-friendly little beach, and the working shipping harbour. The Bach is warm and casual, with a comfortable and welcoming ambience generated by the purple interior, the use of many upcycled materials and the mix of very old wharf timbers. With cosy banquette seating behind the fireplace, and slab timber tables lining the extensive double-glazed windows, the atmosphere is vibrant, friendly and fun, with terrific sea views. Diners can enjoy breakfast, brunch, lunch and snacks, choosing either from the delicious array of cabinet food, or the extensive and well thought out menu which includes outstanding gluten free, vegetarian and vegan offerings, as well as the normal meatatarian choices. You can be on a diet and still enjoy
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