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59 George Street | City Centre, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
+64 6-357 2614
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Price range: $6 - $27
Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Cuisines: European
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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.

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English first
Wellington, New Zealand
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84 reviews 84 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

The food and Cree are average and the ambience is nice but the staff are consistently rude and the music to loud .We decided there are other places that would be happy to serve us and make our visit pleasurable so no go elsewhere.

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The title is simply because the first time I visited (or not actually) I was told that they had a large table in so the coffee would be a minimum of 45 minutes. Hence we had a very nice promptly served coffee elsewhere and I said I wouldn't return. All customers being equal and that. However my wife and son... More 

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Went here based on a recommendation by a local who said she always gets her morning coffee from Barista. I was made to feel very welcome as soon as I stepped in the door and though the place was busy, the gentleman who waited on me was polite, efficient and was forthcoming with recommendations. The ambience is colourful and fun,... More 

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Barista blew it tonight. It started when we walked in, and were ignored by a waitress who seated the people who walked in behind us. We were then seated by another waitress who failed to smile at us or make us feel welcome. She seemed nervous and I felt for her. She did manage to get us a drink and... More 

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Christchurch
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8 reviews 8 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

we were looking for a cafe on New Year's Day and this place was open and busy. We ordered and quickly received our food and drinks. Excellent. The next day we went back for lunch, again excellent tasty food and very reasonable prices. I would recommend this place. The mural on the wall sparks lost of interest.

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Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Visited before. Meals always consistent and good. Reasonably priced. Had chicken salad very nice. Booked ahead but plenty of casual dinners arrived. Pleasant relaxed atmosphere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We thought - Barista implies good coffee, and the food might be just an add on. Well, we were (happily) completely wrong - they serve upper class food. We had the beef salad and chicken salad, both were served with warm meat and excellent flavor combination.

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9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

This was the 3rd time I had been to this cafe, on this occasion I was visiting with my husband and 2 children for afternoon tea. Our children were well behaved, they barely made a noise and stayed in their chairs, however the entire time but we felt uncomfortable and we were given the impression by other customers and the... More 

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New Zealand
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84 reviews 84 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

Busy cafe with a good range of counter food and great coffee. Was busy when we're there at 1.00pm and the service was a little slower than we would have liked. Muffins looked good but the chicken filo was quite dry. Otherwise a great spot.

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Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Been here several times,great atmosphere is busy and buzzy ,good food and smily staff. Need to book as wont get in,

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Additional Information about Barista

Address: 59 George Street | City Centre, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 6-357 2614
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Palmerston North
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
Average Prices: USD 6 - 27
Cuisine: European

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