I’m a big fan of American diners.  I love the pies, the burgers and the bottomless coffee.  So I was excited to discover an American style diner just a few doors down from the hotel we stayed at in New Plymouth in the weekend.

Our first visit to Deluxe Diner was on Friday evening for dessert.  The second we walked in, I knew I was going to love it there.  It was packed and the atmosphere was exactly what you’d expect from a diner – red leather booths, walls lined with 50s memorabilia, there was even a jukebox in the corner.


We were seated at a booth opposite a large cabinet full of pies.  While I had intended to only have a coffee, the pies looked amazing so Aaron and I shared a huge piece of pumpkin pie.  It was perfect.

Pumpkin Pie

To drink, I had a decaf long black (delicious), and Aaron had a snickers milkshake.  The milkshake was thick, yum, and even had half a snickers bar on top!

Snickers Milkshae

Next morning we headed back to Deluxe for breakfast.  We both had scrambled eggs on toast with gherkins and either bacon or sausages.  The servings were ample and everything was delicious.  I had a bottomless coffee that reminded me of the coffee at diners in the US, which was exactly what I was after.

The menu is varied and everything is well priced.  They have plenty of ways to customise your meal, including many gluten free options.

Customer service was top notch.  We were well looked after and my coffee mug was always full.

I can’t wait to return to New Plymouth to visit Deluxe Diner again.

Visit their website for more info.

  • Janet

    Sounds amazing. Do they have something similar in Wellington? Can we go there one day?

    • Kim

      I wish there was something similar in Wellington! There are some places that sell American style food but nothing like this.