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The Bees Knees

Albert Street | Hokowhitu Shopping Centre, Palmerston North, New Zealand
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good47%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible5%
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“lunch” (2 reviews)
“cabinet food” (2 reviews)
“great coffee” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand
$$ - $$$
Albert Street | Hokowhitu Shopping Centre, Palmerston North, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 23 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 9 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 18 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 13 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 21 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 20 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
Reviewed 17 April 2016

As a stop on the way from Havelock North to Wellington it is a bit out of the way, but this quaint cafe is well worth it. The staff were very help dealing with kids who had been locked in a car too long and...More

Thank James F
Reviewed 31 March 2016

Regularly pop in here for one of their muffins, they are really good! An interesting place to sit & eat, quaint little shop. The scones are yum too - and there is always an array of food in the cabinet. Wouldn't recommend the seafood chowder...More

Thank trumpedup
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Restaurant Details

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Cafe, New Zealand
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 14:00
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