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59 George Street | City Centre, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
+64 6-357 2614
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Sunday
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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
  • 69
    Excellent
  • 58
    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
One of Palmy's best cafes

Great food, great service and fantastic atmosphere. If you eat nowhere else in Palmerston North, then I urge you to go to Barista.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
danny_goodman
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Palmerston North
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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141 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Palmerston North
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Great food, great service and fantastic atmosphere. If you eat nowhere else in Palmerston North, then I urge you to go to Barista.

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Auckland, New Zealand
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We went for breakfast and both had cooked breakfast. The vegetarian breakfast was fabulous although a medium sized version would be good too as it's quite large. The place is well run and bathrooms clean. We will return.

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

A great little café,good service excellent coffee. Yum Salt and pepper prawns and crisp fresh chips with aoli. Their cream Brule are great too.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This is a many times visited restaurant with an excellent menu and wine list and ever changing artwork painted onto the walls.

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

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
Senior Contributor
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
4 helpful votes 4 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
Senior Contributor
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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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?