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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%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (22 reviews)
“kedgeree” (20 reviews)
“pea fritters” (5 reviews)
Open Now
06:30 - 21:00 Hours
New Zealand, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
42 Queen St | Next to Govett Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Needed breakfast before attending to the boutique art gallery next door. A wise decision. The cuppucino, poached eggs and pancetta were nicely done. Attentive staff, good seating and pleasant setting. A good feeling emanates from this cafe. Returned two days later for brunch. All good

Thank ikipat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I took my daughter to Monica's Eatery for lunch before an art class at the Len Lye centre attached to the cafe/bistro. When we arrived it was very busy (which isn't a bad sign), but also very loud due to the music and talking which...More

Thank Lizzieh081
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

3 of us for dinner on a quiet night. A good range of smaller and entree meals plus delicious mains meant we were well catered for. The choice was interesting and the ingredients too. So the flavours and the meals were well received The wine...More

1  Thank MarkLWH
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Called in for Saturday brunch ... OMG... food was amazing , coffee superb.. waiting staff fabulous and knowledgeable about the menu.. would HIGHLY recommend you try this eatery, you will not be disappointed

2  Thank Brenda M
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

Beautiful cafe, fantastic coffee and really enjoyed the breakfast. Service was great and enjoyed it so much bought the husband back the next day!

1  Thank Erin R
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

This place is a work of art in itself and this is reflected in the food and coffee. Great service and delicious food.

1  Thank Ayla T
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Love having breakfast here. Never fails to please. Great atmosphere, nice and light. Stones throw away from the walkway

1  Thank yartap2018
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Have been here several times in the past two months - for work, with friends and with family. Each time the service, food and drinks have been top notch.

1  Thank 368trudib
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Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

Enjoyable breakfast at Monica's. We had the Kedgeree and a Cured salmon bruschetta. Both dishes were delicious! I love the decor, it reminds me of a diner set in the Art Deco era and being winter it was warm and inviting. Have to say coffee...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

We were staying for a couple of nights in New Plymouth and came upon Monica's at one end of the town. We were greeted by Clinton who was very friendly and recommended various dishes from the menu. These proved to be excellent suggestions. There is...More

1  Thank Martin P
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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$7 - US$16
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, 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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