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Cafe Cuba

236 Cuba Street, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
+64 6-356 5750
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good43%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (19 reviews)
“cakes” (32 reviews)
“hash” (12 reviews)
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Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
236 Cuba Street, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Atmosphere was nice and there was a nice crowd of people. Went during a weekend brunch so tables were abit hard to get. Didn't try the food but just the coffee.

Thank brownSH28
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Needed a cuppa coffee, stopped here and was really impressed with it, will definately go back. Was busy but still quick.

Thank Gillian D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have visited a couple of times previously over the years and always enjoyed the food so decided to go for breakfast before heading home. Was a little disappointed to see a few of the staff chatting around the counter to the lady serving while I...More

Thank Glennis M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cafe Cuba is always busy, which just shows you how popular it is. For good reason too. Whenever I go, their coffees (and milkshakes) are always perfectly delicious. Also, their chips and food is great too. Always a must when in Palmy!

Thank Caliope T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for Barista Cafe, but found Cafe Cuba instead! So worth the change of plan! They were busy yet very friendly & efficient👍 Hubby ordered make my own breakie, whole grain toast with mushrooms, tomato, black pudding & soft poached eggs. With a...More

Thank Donna G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is the go to place for so many due to the food and service we received today which was perfect and it always is

Thank Jack T
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Regulars at this swanky café with close friends. Often packed inside & outside depending on the weather. Friendly & polite staff. Great hot & cold drinks. Lots of yummy hot meals & cakes/slices to choose from!

Thank Taherah_S
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

A popular café in Palmerston North, the menu food is lovely and cabinet cakes look delicious. However, on the whole, given the high prices, the quality of food and service is substandard. 1. Don't sit at the tables very close to the toilet door (it...More

1  Thank Hamish D
Reviewed 29 August 2017

This cafe does not deserve the huge crowds it seems to attract. The service is appalling and the food is average. If want to receive the slice you ordered with no coffees, and then be presented with a takeaway cups of coffee after enquiring why...More

1  Thank GOJO01
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

We popped in here for coffee and cake while out late night shopping in a Thursday. They were busy while neighbouring properties were sparsely 'customered'. The Banana loaf, berry cheesecake were excellent. The silk cake was smooth and unctuous but be careful to ask for...More

Thank Joanna C
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 236 Cuba Street, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Palmerston North
  • Phone Number: +64 6-356 5750
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Situated in the heart of Palmerston North Cafe Cuba is an iconic and popular place to have that next coffee, catch-up, meeting or meal. Here at Cafe Cuba we have a large cuisine menu which is sure to tempt your taste buds. Offering an all day breakfast and brassiere we invite you come in and dine with us every day from 7.00am right through to our dinner dining from 6.00pm until late, Cafe Cuba is also great place to take the family with a full children’s menu available.At Cafe Cuba we know the importance of a great coffee, our fully trained staff are equipped to deliver a great coffee to you, with take away coffee available. We are fully licensed and have a large range of Wine, Bottled Beer, RTD’s, Spirits and non-alcoholic beverages
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