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Bella's Cafe

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No. 2 The Square, Palmerston North 5301, New Zealand
06 357 8616
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A great place for dinner at Palmerston North (One of the best so far)

Came here to celebrate my wife's birthday dinner and was quite happy with our choice :) Service - Excellent service when I called to make the reservation and very efficient service with a smile. They also jotted down that it was my wife's birthday and shows their attention to details. Food... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

We went out for a lovely family breakfast,it was nice food but arrogant unpleasant service wont go back

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Came here to celebrate my wife's birthday dinner and was quite happy with our choice :) Service - Excellent service when I called to make the reservation and very efficient service with a smile. They also jotted down that it was my wife's birthday and shows their attention to details. Food - Ordered soup of the day (spicy pumpkin soup... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I had a lovely evening out recently with friends at Bella's, one of the best restaurants in Palmerston North. The service is always friendly and the food never disappoints. This time I chose the steamed mussels in the sweet chilli cream reduction from the all day menu. This dish has been on the menu at Bella's for years and years... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

My husband and I visited Palmerston North for a day trip. We had black coffee, lemon meringue cake and chocolate mudcake at Bella's Cafe. I'll rate them 5/5 for the coffee, cakes, ambience, service and value for money. I also dig the blues music they're playing.

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Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

The service was good. Out waitress maintained her genuine, warm smile all evening. She worked hard to do a great job. There were a few small things that were not right and she corrected them without hesitation. As we left the owner, Alistair, personally farewelled us through the door. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. There was enough of... More 

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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Needing a quick but health lunch I ended up at Bella's. I had the onion soup which had been slow cooked to sweet perfection. Gluten free bread was not an issue. Surprised that there were not more people enjoying this lovely cafe.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

If we require to dine for that stecial occassion, then this is the restaurant of our choice. we have never had a bad meal and the service is excellent

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The one thing we miss most after leaving Palmerston North is Bella's Cafe - we have always walked away from Bella's 110% satisfied with the exceptional food and service - if you haven't been yet it is a highlight of Palmerston North and worth every penny.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Bellas is a great dining experience for a special night out. Great service, always friendly and helpful. And an absolute must have is their soft white rolls in garlic butter - these are to die for! Also the tasting platter is splendid to share with a friend.

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015 via mobile

Have never been here before and was taken by a local who was very complimentary. And rightly so. Our reception was friendly and welcoming. Promptly seated upstairs, water delivered and drinks order taken, by casual, friendly and efficient wait staff. Specials explained before we were asked to choose - not always the case at many restaurants. Wine list is very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: No. 2 The Square, Palmerston North 5301, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Palmerston North
  • Phone Number: 06 357 8616

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop

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