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Chaos

Cafe

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Chaos was announced the top cafe in Taranaki at the 2010 hospitality awards.

Petit Paris

French bakery and restaurant

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Petit Paris is an authentic French bakery and restaurant in the heart of the city and offers up sweet delights and great coffee.

Say goodbye to Tucking In

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All good things come to an end and so it is with this column. For more than two years, the pies, paninis, pizzas and all manner of other food have been put to the test in cafes around the mountain.

Bach was humming

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Christmas and New Year have taken their toll on the puku - so much so that when the boss says jump these days, the response is which way, not how high.

Oscars expands to lunch crowd

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The only Oscar to ever cross my path was the one in the rubbish tin on Sesame Street - until recently.

Try the corn fritter

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The order was to get some seed potatoes. When a green- fingered university law student son barks, you take notice, so I headed for Palmers Gardenworld on the ever- growing outskirts of New Plymouth's northern entrance.

A break from cafes

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Many adjectives have been used by many people to described me. Quaint has never been one of them.

Burger fuels nostalgia

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The last time I had a feed in a tree hut, Mum supplied the grub.

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"The wee diner is so remote, it looks like an errant student on detention."

Pukka takeaways

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The words on the street board stopped me: lunchtime "Hurry Curry" for $10.

New/old pie shop opens

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Legal intrigue in the food business is the last thing you would expect to encounter when going about the business of a cafe critic.

No one does a pie as well as Kiwis do

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Let it be said: We New Zealanders are spoilt for choice in the lunchtime snack department.

Check out the bread at Dan's

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Begorra! Another cafe has opened its doors on New Plymouth's Devon Street barely three good kicks of a footie from my desk.

Queen of New Plymouth's east

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If there were a pecking order among shops, then the Strandon Home Cookery would deserve to be boss among the cluster at New Plymouth's east end.

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