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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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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (24 reviews)
“kedgeree” (24 reviews)
“pea fritters” (5 reviews)
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New Zealand, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
42 Queen St | Next to Govett Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was staying across the road and visited Monica's for breakfast and dinner. The breakfast was delicious, I had the banana bread with nut butter and jam. It was a good sized breakfast and very tasty. The service was excellent and the Earl Grey Tea...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Stell_Stu
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was my first time here and my meal wasn’t good but everything else was really nice. I ordered the kedgeree and it was very bland. I had to add quite a bit of salt but it just didn’t have any flavour for me. There...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank jamuele
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying across the road and ended up visiting Monica’s three times over three days - morning tea one day, then afternoon tea and breakfast on the other days. We had great service and thoroughly enjoyed our food. Really liked the decor too.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank TheRobertsons43
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here tonight - Pork schnitzel & winterslaw $29.90 - what a ripoff !! A dry meal & the staff trying to cater for another function across the road! They ran out of ALL bubbles - unhappy diners publicly saying so. We left without...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank retmarahau
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A business meeting is always better with food. Lunch at Monica's Eatery was light but satisfying. My salmon bruschetta had some lovely marinated vegetables. And my vis-a-vis eggs Benedict looked very appetizing. Special treat: homemade lemonade. Mine was pink of course with rhubarb flavour.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank olenawilliamsfoodie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice bright cafe and open reasonably early for Sunday walkers. We enjoyed nice strong coffee and Bircher muesli before strolling back along the beautiful coastal walkway.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Julie S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great coffee, to die for cake and an awesome atmosphere. Went here in the early afternoon to meet a client. The space is nice and open, the staff were friendly and there was a great selection of slices and cakes (although no cabinet, per se).

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ncla040
Reviewed 7 November 2018

We ordered coffees and found the service was very, very, slow. When the coffees did arrive they were far to cold. We requested replacements, which took a very long time to arrive, and were not much warmer. Also, this is the only café we have...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Footprints798951
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Always busy but seating is spacious, Great coffee and eggs Benedict is quite possibly the best in town!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank hayley00000
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

Staying at the Kings & Queens suites breakfast is provided opposite at Monica’s Eatery. Good selection of healthy options for breakfast with a range to suit most tastes. Some unusual, but tasty plates/juices to try. Service is friendly and quick and they also cater for...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Sylvia M
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2 November 2017|
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Response from KarynG31 | 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$17
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
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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