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The Bean Cafe

16 Broadway Ave, Palmerston North 5301, New Zealand
(06) 353 6556
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Cuisines: Asian
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- Mar 19, 2014
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English first
Bondi, Australia
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113 reviews 113 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

During a day of filming in town we popped in here for lunch. Their food is good value, delicious with a great range of Asian delights. We shared two noodle dishes and a friend had chicken. We also ordered samosas and spring rolls. Then we stayed for coffee which was good too. There is a cosy couch and the staff... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

This place was a great find for us as we weren't expecting to find any decent ethnic food in the small town that Palmy is but it was great. I liked the variety of food offered and although the laksa we had wasn't quite the traditional kind, it was unique enough for our liking and the place had a nice... More

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

We visited here on a Friday evening around 8pm. The staff happily took our order despite the two signs saying 'Kitchen Closed'… this was great for us. The food was good… fresh and tasty… but huge portions so we took a 'doggie-bag' away. Also, we really enjoyed the watermelon bubble tea which was a first for us. We like it... More

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

They have an excellent selection of many tasty dishes. Bubble tea is good. Atmosphere is cozy. A great lunch place for couples, families and very small groups.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

I go often here for food and bubble tea. Always a real treat. Lovely environment and friendly staff. Closed on Sundays and Mondays.

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013 via mobile

As the title suggests, awesome food, great service. What more could you ask for? Oh, and did I say the prices are very reasonable?

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Enjoyed the cafe, ordered seafood claypot, which was nice but too salty, and seafood and tofu stir fry, which was also pretty good, but too sweet.

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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69 reviews 69 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

I went two nights in a row, my fellow diners had different dishes each time - and all 4 meals were amazing. Food is very tasty and hearty sizes. Great assortment of milk and fruit bubble teas too. Fast becoming one of my favourite restaurants in Palmy.

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

This place is soooo good! Very cheap meals, very tasty. We ordered two dishes and a large bubble tea each, and it was $21.50 each (dividing the cost in half). The meal was really large and we took home two containers full as well. An added bonus was that the bubble tea arrived in about 2 minutes, and the meals... More

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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10 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

a range of food varieties, with good taste...but sometimes too salty. Price was average, huge portion size! However, improvement are needed for their cakes.

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