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Cafe Cuba

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236 Cuba Street, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
+64 6-356 5750
07:00 - 22:00
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped for coffee and cake. Coffee excellent and cake melted in the mouth! Yum! We will be returning and soon.

Thank Taggletribe
Wellington, New Zealand
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55 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This Café offers a level of service that other cafes in the same street need to follow. Welcoming attentive staff even before opening time, inviting you in to be seated and enjoy a read of the complimentary newspaper while they finish the set up routine. The breakfast blackboard menu is either pay by the item, building your own breakfast meal... More 

Thank Max_O6363
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great venue. Service good. Food yummy. Pancakes,bacon,banana and maple syrup was very nice. Not a huge serving but just right. Coffee was nice and a decent temperature. I would recommend this place.

Thank Itchy B
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Artisan meals and unique choices of sumptuous food make this a must visit Café. Sidewalk seating under cover and inside for those inclement days. Warm atmosphere and great - yes great food.

Thank 1960WarrenW
Redland City, Australia
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Place was pumping as usual. Wet Palmy day & full house . Staff were very amiable, coffees a little light weight, sausage roll extremely well received ; wait was longer than I like but is that a reflection on busin ess ?

Thank gabriellececelia
Mercer, New Zealand
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been going here for years, through all its transformations. The last two visits have been very disappointing. The visit in 2016 saw one of our group of four not get their lunch until the other three had finished eating, water glasses sent back as they obviously had not been washed - still had lipstick on one! And a... More 

Thank tmmayo
Brisbane Region, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's a reliable go to place that's always busy. Food is always good. A real locals cafe with cosy atmosphere, good menu and delicious desserts.

Thank nanacc2014
Terrigal, Australia
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48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Coffee average. Hash stack was nice. Pancakes with banana and bacon ok. Plenty of tables and old worlde setting.

Thank debcol25
Wellington, New Zealand
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224 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Nice cabinet food if you go early but it's mainly gone by lunchtime Sunday. Beautiful and tempting range of sweets on offer with two vegan options too! Their cheesecakes are insane! Can be hard to get a seat so go early. Outside seating available too.

Thank HayleyNZ87
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89 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

This place is a local haunt famous for its cakes food and quirky deco. The real other attraction for me is its location as one of the sunnier cafes in the morning.

Thank PonsonbyGirl

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?