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59 George Street | City Centre, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
+64 6-357 2614
08:00 - 23:00
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Terrigal, Australia
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a family group of 6 celebrate birthdays here. Everyone enjoyed the meal and the service was great. It has nice decor and seems a popular place.

Thank debcol25
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great food and coffee. Friendly service. The Barista Breakfast was big enough for two but I finished it on my own!

Thank Neil S
Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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54 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ended up here after a work function. Very happy with the desert but couldn't comment on dinner. People looked happy though

Thank lanceandange
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, great service. The food is always gorgeously delish, and the service attentive but not cloying. Make sure you book because it's very popular.

Thank Herbieherb
Manawatu-Wanganui Region, New Zealand
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good coffee, atmosphere and had a nice wee dinner here with family in 2016 too. I used to be a regular but don't go to Palmerston North much now for breakfast.

Thank Deirdre F
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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73 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here with my husband for a late evening Valentine's Day dessert, as had seen an amazing photo & had a great review from a friend that had had dessert here, and also read an article in the paper that day about it. We had a cheeseboard which was averagely presented and had unusual things on it - a pile... More 

Thank trumpedup
Christchurch, New Zealand
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'm not a local and this place couldn't have been better Great staff, generous pours, great coffee, funky vibe, friendly music and AMAZING food, outdoor seating, clean, they do high tea! So glad to have come across this cafe - go here !

Thank efaz326
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was in a group of 10 one evening. Most of us had the steak. Very disappointing as most of our medium steak were very well done! We couldn't be bothered to complain on the spot. Then one of us was charged $1for 2 glasses of hot water! Not advised beforehand there was going to be a charge. What is... More 

Thank Samm13alls
Palmerston North, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Great place to grab coffee and cakes with friends, a lovely place for tea. Opens till late, which is not a norm in Palmerston North. At times it does get a little noisy. Excellent service.

Thank ameliaharris2017
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

This is a great place to relax, chat and enjoy the food. Centrally located its not too big to loose its atmosphere but retains a warn friendly ambiance. Great food.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$25
Cafe, New Zealand, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 59 George Street | City Centre, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Palmerston North
  • Phone Number: +64 6-357 2614
Open every day 8.00AM - 11.00PM Cafe by day, Bistro by night with Art and Music themes in the popular George Street boutique shopping area near the theatres, Te Manawa Art Gallery & museum, NZ Rugby Museum, City Council Chambers, Convention Centre and the Square.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?