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59 George Street | City Centre, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
+64 6-357 2614
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6:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Open every day 8.00AM - 11.00PM Cafe by day, Bistro by night with Art and...
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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Visitor rating
  • 66
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Another great Cafe in Palmy

Coffee and chocolate taste so good. Slice of cake also yummy. Service and value is above average. Good interior design and arrangement.Location is good but hard to find a parking space. Pay parking meter area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
Kadong
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Coffee and chocolate taste so good. Slice of cake also yummy. Service and value is above average. Good interior design and arrangement.Location is good but hard to find a parking space. Pay parking meter area.

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Coromandel
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

It had been years since shopping trips with my Mum to George Street Palmerston North, but on a recent business trip I was looking for somewhere for dinner for 3 of us. I was suprised to see Barista still there, but that is a good sign for a restaurant. The service was fantastic, we were made to feel welcome as... More 

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

we pop in with friends from time to time to have an evening meal. We have always experienced a lovely meal and friendly staff. I have coeliac disease and have not experienced any problems with the gluten free options or meal.

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Light meals, cafe style with good coffee. casual atmosphere with large windows opening onto a people watching street. I found the staff a bit casual by not observing diners needs on one occasion but this was due to an inexperienced waiter. I love the quirky atmosphere and it is a great place for before and after a show.

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This is a very good unhurried caf'e with very good food with friendly customer service,as good as Auckland can give without the rush.

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We go as a group to this place every week in the evening. Always top service. Great range of drinks. Brilliant walls to look at. Inside and outside tables.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Came here Friday for lunch, it was not too busy at first, but got busy real fast. I was seated by the very friendly waitress right away and told the specials. I ordered a Flat White and the Beef Salad. Coffee was perfect, nice and hot, creamy and had an aftertaste of a hint of caramel. Yummy. The Beef Salad... More 

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I moved into Palmerston North a year ago and Barista has become my to go place for a cup of coffee or to chill out with friends. The staff are friendly, the ambience great, and are open till 10:30pm weekdays. I have grabbed brunch from there a couple of times and the food came out perfect both times. Highly recommended

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Belgium
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The place to look forward to coming back for! Perfect mix of NZ and European style and atmosphere. Friendly staff, delicate cuisine great wine. Enjoyed reading the menu as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Great Managment. All the credit goes to Dave!Thank you for the prompt service. I love the atmosphere the staff are incredibly friendly. What else do you expect

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 27
  • Cuisine: European

Description

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.
Open Hours
Monday
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 4:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?