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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: Lunch, Coffee & Tea, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, 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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  • 74
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 9
    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
Great Sunday brunch in "Palmy"

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Michael D
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Kurrajong, New South Wales, Australia
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Kurrajong, New South Wales, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

A quick visit here today and found the service, food and surrounds to be beautiful and satisfying! I recommend as a must place to dine when visiting palmerston north.

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Feilding, New Zealand
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I went to Barista's for a casual work dinner mid week with about 10 colleagues. The waiter was great, suggesting a shared platter while we waited of some that were held up, offered tips on traveling to Northland to an overseas colleague and gave helpful advise on menu selections. I chose the venison - beautifully tender on a bed of... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Awesome place. Nice, bright, warm. Great food and efficient service. In a nice central location with many other cafe options nearby.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Ordered the Chicken Salad with crispy noodles for lunch - just delicious, chicken breast pieces were nicely flavoured and tender, salad was excellent with a really nice dressing. Coffee was great and the service friendly and efficient. Definitely recommended

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I've been in palmy for 2 years now and this is my absolute favourite cafe here. Love the staff, environment and their coffee. Occasionally like to enjoy their fancy tea menu.

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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55 reviews 55 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Lukewarm food. I ate it quickly before it got completely cold. When waitress went round the table for drinks order, she left me out, completely ignoring me. I had to go to the counter to order a coffee immediately after.

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Palmerston North
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

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
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29 helpful votes 29 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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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 7 - 25
  • 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?