Bach on Breakwater Cafe... situated at the end of the Coastal Walkway, right on the waterfront at the Lee Breakwater in Taranaki’s Port area. It overlooks a child-friendly little beach, and the working shipping harbour. The Bach is warm and casual, with a comfortable and welcoming ambience generated by the purple interior, the use of many upcycled materials and the mix of very old wharf timbers. With cosy banquette seating behind the fireplace, and slab timber tables lining the extensive double-glazed windows, the atmosphere is vibrant and friendly and fun, with terrific sea views. 

Diners can enjoy breakfast, brunch, lunch and snacks in between, choosing either from the delicious array of cabinet food, or the extensive and well thought out menu which includes outstanding gluten free, vegetarian and vegan offerings, as well as the normal meatatarian choices. You can be on a diet and still enjoy yourself here.

The Bach on Breakwater is THE place to be for weekend brunches, so arrive early if you want a particular seat, as they don’t take reservations. With comfortable seating for around 100 guests, the tables are turning all the time as it’s an unrivalled place to dine – or to simply relax with a glass of wine or a beer. And while they don’t do evening service, they are available for hire for weddings and other full restaurant evening functions.

Bach On Breakwater Cafe and Restaurant

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Oceanview Parade
New Plymouth, 4310
Ph: (06) 769 6967

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5 days

  • Monday and Tuesday – CLOSED

    Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
    9.30am – 4pm

    Saturday and Sunday
    9.30am – 5pm



2 User Reviews

  • This is such a good restaurant, you really must try it.
    Sandra, over 1 year
  • The Bach is a must visit when in New Plymouth. The food is delicious, delectable and downright fantastic, catering to all needs; the service is friendly and warm; the atmosphere is superb, especially at high tide on a grey and windy day. I love the colour schemes, the pinnies, the coffee, the Bach! The worst thing about the Bach is deciding what to have - everything looks so good. A great way to spend relaxing time with friends over a good meal or just to sit and soak up the surrounds with coffee and cake. Thank you so much. I'll be back
    Fran, over 2 years

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