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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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Palmerston North, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went out for coffee and dessert with a couple of friends, was looking forward to catching up with them and was not happy with the way we were served at the counter by the older man. Smiled and said hello to him, no response, placed my order, still no response, gave back my change, no smile, no thankyou, brought out... More 

Thank Musicgal17
Christchurch, New Zealand
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went here for breakfast and had a pleasant meal. The place had a nice feel to it and I would happily recommend it.

Thank JRD1000
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to dinner after a show at Centrepoint theatre. Very handy location. Wide choice of meals including a good selection of gluten free meals and options. Friendly and efficient staff and good value visit.

Thank K8125BJdavidk
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to barista with a friend for a catch up. The staff we very lovely and welcoming. We ordered coffee and meal both were devine. Very quick service, i will be back!

Thank flossypops06
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to share a good coffee and a delicious desert. The food is also really good. Perfect to go with friends

Thank Liz L
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The staff greet you warmly, are professional and the food is superb. Cauliflower fritters are my favourite!

Thank Hannah M
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was our only night in Palmy so we were delighted with our choice of venue. The boys salivated over their steaks. We girls enjoyed our chicken linguini and the vegetarian dish of 'capsicum schnitzel filled with halloumi'. Delicious!! The cabinet choices for dessert were enticing along with the menu's offerings. Great service too.

Thank old_murphy
Rangiora, New Zealand
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90 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I must say I was taken quite by surprise when dining at this restaurant. We were a party of 6 and each of us ordered a different main meal. All agreed that the food was excellent. I had a rib fillet steak cooked to perfection and the accompanying sauce was very tasty indeed. For desert I had the creme brulee... More 

Thank Treeleaper
Blenheim, New Zealand
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Caught up with good friends who introduced us to this fantastic restaurant. A fantastic meal exquisitely produced along with great company. Service attentive without intruding. We will definitely return next time we are Palmerston North.

Thank stuartnz2015
Palmerston North, New Zealand
Level Contributor
14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Shocking customer service - woman at the counter didnt even bother looking up to deal with us and after a while said "I'll be with you in a minute" and carried on with what she was doing. A guy served us and hardly even looked up - we were processed, rather than served. So the coffee arrives and its average... More 

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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$24
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
Groups, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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?