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The Bees Knees

Albert Street | Hokowhitu Shopping Centre, Palmerston North, New Zealand
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good44%
  • Average15%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible5%
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“lunch” (3 reviews)
“pastry” (2 reviews)
“cabinet food” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand
$$ - $$$
Albert Street | Hokowhitu Shopping Centre, Palmerston North, New Zealand
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Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

I've eaten here before and usually it's an easy choice. The coffee is good, the service helpful and it all takes place in a pleasant environment, especially when a mid winter sun lights up the surroundings. The minor disappointment was the mince pie I selected....More

Thank Erasmus16
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Food is always great, well priced, friendly staff and efficient service. Never have to wait longer than 10mins for great coffee and 20 minutes for delicious food. Cabernet food always looks fresh as does baking on the counter.

Thank ashley_primrose
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

The sausage rolls are awesome and the other food always interesting and tasty. Staff are very friendly and great with kids. The Afghans are amazing - we love this place.

Thank Christopher M H
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

We happened upon the Bees Knees and what a find it was. It is in the perfect location to stay at before starting out on the Waikato River Trail. We stayed in a bunk room but they also offer camping and more private accommodation. The...More

Thank IttyB
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Frequently stop here for coffee and snack after weekend exercise with friends. Great coffee and a good selection of cabinet food. The staff are always friendly. Lovely to sit outside in the sun.

Thank Rob W
Reviewed 8 November 2016

I think since the Cafe has changed ownership there has been a bit of a decline in service and some of the food. The coffee is always good, however it seems to be taking a long time to arrive. My visit last week was disappointing...More

Thank charlene287
Reviewed 17 October 2016

The scone was great. My wife likes the tea - best in town according to her! The staff are (mostly) friendly.

Thank Dieter S
Reviewed 12 June 2016

A simple little big breakfast with a latte. Couldn't have been better. Great to get proper quality bacon instead of that often served watery tasteless stuff. Coffee was hot and strong. Service friendly. A happy place to be.

Thank lazzaNP
Reviewed 20 May 2016

The location is easy and the good service nd quality food was most pleasant. Its a unique setting but still provides a good variety of Café food and drinks.

Thank TwoTravellers34
Reviewed 19 May 2016

Does a one-off bad experience amongst other more pleasurable experiences warrant a bad review? I'd normally say no, but today I was served the WORST. COFFEE. EVER and cannot let it pass. Finding and retaining a talented, consistent barista seems to be the one key...More

2  Thank Sharyn M
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Cafe, New Zealand
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Albert Street | Hokowhitu Shopping Centre, Palmerston North, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Palmerston North
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