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Federal Store

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$$ - $$$Cafe, European,
Devon Street, New Plymouth, New Zealand
+64 6-757 8147
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (44 reviews)
“hash” (6 reviews)
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Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Devon Street, New Plymouth, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago

There was a group of 4 of us and it was very busy. It felt like there were to many tables all squashed in. The food was ok and perhaps because it was busy, options were limited. I just felt it was very average.

Thank Bronwyn H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had heard good things about this place. It was friendly and busy. But I won't be back. The food was nothing special. The smashed avo was small and lacklustre. The burger with chicken was less than tasty. The chicken was coated in crushed corn chips....More

Thank Sonia M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well, very friendly staff serving great coffee and snacks. Outdoor seating on a sunny day. We'll be back.

Thank jobst56
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food wasn’t bad but it was winter and it was so hot. Space is to small and cramped. Have not been back as even during winter it was that hot in there it was unbearable

Thank 755genh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Old NZ character atmosphere that reminds me of my father's time where everthing is good. Nice coffee and breakfast. I will be BACK again and again....

Thank Tahi-o-hurae
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service, nice and comfortable interior with lots of quirky kiwiana items. Breakfast was of a generous size, which isn't a bad thing, beautiful food, the little touches of adding fresh herbs(Thyme) to the dish with the potatoes and as a garnish was a nice...More

Thank scottdharrison
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The new menu is amazing, just had French toast.....it’s so yummy Thanks team, the food is amazing and the staff are awesome

Thank Jason C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My favourite Coffee to Go place on the way to work! Great lunch time food that's bursting with flavour and substantial. Cabinets are also full and sumptuous.

Thank Brenda R
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Visit prompted by a leaflet (picked up at iSite, I think), was handy between gardens (Garden, Fringe Garden & Sustainable Garden festival). Definitely rewarding, would happily visit again: good selection of cabinet food - salads, pies etc, sweet things. Coffee hot & strong. Service friendly...More

Thank Alison K
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Always reliable, if not underwhelming... Lunch / brunch always seems like a better idea than it is as a result of previous favourites being cycled off the menu or remembered more fondly than experienced. Having said that, the coffee is good, the vibe is great,...More

Thank d-milne_writer
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1 February 2016|
Response from eth_griff |
No. The Fed is not usually open for meals at night.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
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
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