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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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Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Perfect food, top service

A wet cooler day in Palmerston North, we decided to see if we could get a table for 2. The whole place was full, but a table was found and cleaned for us. Although the staff were incredibly busy we got top service, nothing was too much bother and they all made sure we had a everything we needed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A wet cooler day in Palmerston North, we decided to see if we could get a table for 2. The whole place was full, but a table was found and cleaned for us. Although the staff were incredibly busy we got top service, nothing was too much bother and they all made sure we had a everything we needed and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Had dinner there with my girlfriend and David served us, great food great service will go there again

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Levin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Stopped in on the 28th June 2015, cold day wanted a tasty soup, had Garlic Bread (to die for) & Pumpkin, sweet chilli and coconut soup with bread (to die for), the speed of service on a very busy day, the serive, the food, the caring and attention of the staff is outstanding and many other places could take a... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Had morning coffee & muffin here on Saturday but weren't aware they did dinner until one of the ladies in a shop we were in recommended them. Went back that night for dinner & it was great. David was our waitperson & he was excellent but after he went off duty around 10pm we were forgotten about. We had finished... More 

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Often dine at Barista, usually enjoy the food and ambience. Today's late lunch not a great experience, the female waiter was offhand and spoke so quickly she was virtually unintelligible to us. Won't be hurrying back, plenty of other pleasant places to go to who do not have rude unpleasant staff!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Another enjoyable meal at this great cafe. Eggs Benedict was thoroughly enjoyed and the Lamb Meatballs did not disappoint. The standout was the superb service and conversation from Damien, thank you for a good experience on a miserable day.

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Manawatu-Wanganui Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

the service, food and coffee were all excellent. The Barista breakkie went down well with my husband -great value for money. I thoroughly enjoyed the Vegetarian breakkie tasty and great variety. There was a variety to choose from on the menu. Also a good variety in the cabinet.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

It was a busy Friday evening, the restaurant was almost full, yet we were greeted and seated immediately. The atmosphere was friendly with prompt service and the fish of the day was amazing. We were seriously tempted by the range of sweet delights and did succumb to taking out a slice each to indulge back at the hotel - they... More 

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Kurrajong, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

A relaxed Sunday brunch at Barista (awarded NZ Cafe of the Year in 2010, according to the sign in the window) ... great coffee, great service ... the "Barista breakfast" was generous in size and not just your usual "big breakfast"! My companion had the vegetarian breakfast, and was well pleased. Great value.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The anticipation of waiting for your meal while watching the chefs in the open kitchen is a talking point, not to mention the huge mural on the wall that has slowly evolved over the years. Always serves excellent food.

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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 7 - 24
Cuisine: European

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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 7 - 24
  • 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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