We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Federal Store

Is this your business?
Devon Street, New Plymouth, New Zealand
+64 6-757 8147
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (41 reviews)
“hash” (6 reviews)
“blt” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Devon Street, New Plymouth, New Zealand
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (390)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 388 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very busy place for lunch. Lots of atmosphere and a good selection on the menu and in the cabinet. Good table service. Helpful staff quickly rectified a problem with one of the meals.

Thank Milly_Molly_Mandy63
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is like going back in time is the theme I think here. Everything we have tried is delicious. gets very busy though. The food well what a selection.

Thank yartap2018
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

We were recommended this place by the hotel and given the reviews on here we thought we couldn’t go wrong as a breakfast option. The building and decor are the main draw here, and there are loads of staff so service is quick. The menu...More

Thank iancjone5
Reviewed 2 May 2018

This place has nailed it. Great nostalgia decor, really good food, generally good coffee and superior service. This place gets packed and the staff keep grace under pressure. The coffee is usually very good but we got 2 dud coffees in a row but the...More

Thank stromulus
Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

My husband and I have been travelling around the North Island for 10 days and this is by far the best breakfast/ food we have had the entire trip. The smashed arvo is next level - best I’ve ever had. Great coffee too!

Thank Lucy R
Reviewed 2 April 2018

We love the food and the drinks offered but the seating remains crowded. The pretty aprons and headbands worn by the staff add to the rustic appearance of the cafe. The food is made on the premises, very fresh and very appetising.

Thank vomo2i
Reviewed 2 April 2018

This review is for out of town visitors, because all the locals know about this place. Most of them were there. At first we drove past because of it's ordinary look, but the throng inside gave reason to put the brakes on. On entry you...More

1  Thank Noel M
Reviewed 31 March 2018

My husband and I had lunch here. It was very crowded even after 1 pm and now I see why. The service was really good. Even with every table full our food was served in a reasonable amount of time and with a smile. The...More

Thank Kim W
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Great breakfast, wonderful quirky atmosphere, efficient but very friendly and attentive service....5 stars. Thank you for a top class dining experience during a very busy WOMAD morning. Totally recommend!

Thank MLovelock
Reviewed 16 March 2018

The coffee at the Federal Store is the best weʻve had since arriving in New Plymouth, and their home smoked salmon eggs benedict was delicious. My dad ordered a burger that looked like something out of a foodie magazine. He loved it. Such a cute...More

Thank Nedi M
Nearby HotelsSee all 29 hotels in New Plymouth
The Devon Hotel & Conference Center
318 reviews
.41 km away
Auto Lodge Motor Inn
205 reviews
.46 km away
16 Northgate Motor Lodge
216 reviews
.56 km away
Fitzroy Beach Motel
185 reviews
.66 km away
Nearby Restaurants
The Orangery
233 reviews
.74 km away
206 reviews
.47 km away
The Loving Hut
79 reviews
1.32 km away
Nearby Attractions
Te Henui Walkway
78 reviews
.93 km away
Te Henui Cemetery
44 reviews
.48 km away
Te Henui Vicarage
6 reviews
.27 km away
Cycle Inn
14 reviews
1.43 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
1 February 2016|
Response from eth_griff |
No. The Fed is not usually open for meals at night.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Devon Street, New Plymouth, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Taranaki Region  >  New Plymouth
  • Phone Number: +64 6-757 8147
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing