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Bella's Cafe

No. 2 The Square, Palmerston North 5301, New Zealand
06 357 8616
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Palmerston North, New Zealand
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We went with another couple for a birthday celebration dinner, and wanting a meal to fit the occasion. We were not disappointed. We were one of the earlier parties, and the restaurant filled up steadily during our time there. In spite of that, the service was uniformly excellent. We all thoroughly enjoyed our choice of entrees, and the mains were... More

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Papamoa, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

This little well known cafe/restaurant ticks all the boxes. Quaint but funky and the staff are friendly and go that extra mile to make you feel welcome and comfortable. The head chef/owner, is an amazing food artist who is a perfectionist when it comes to presentation and taste of the food he prepares. The waiting staff we very friendly and... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We arrived late in the city and were looking for somewhere to eat late. While it was clear that the restaurant was winding down, they couldn't have been nicer or more accommodating and served us up a great plate of pasta. While we only stayed for half an hour, the service was warm and efficient and the food was great!... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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69 reviews 69 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Love this restaurant ,food is consistently excellent and nice menu choices.It also has a nice ambience and well trained staff.Highly recommend and you really need to book

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Wanganui
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49 reviews 49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

Fridays night, driving home from work, decide it's been a long busy week I think we deserve to go out for a great diner, we called on place nearby and all we got was an answer phone so we left a message but 30 minutes later no reply so we jump on trip advisor and bella's is listed as a... More

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Palmerston North
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81 reviews 81 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Our visit to Bella's Cafe for an evening meal was met with excellent service throughout the night and main courses that were extremely tasty and well balanced. For those with larger appetites a side order of vegetables would be a good idea as the meal size was more for a small to moderate diner. Desserts were varied and about $16,... More

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Bellas is the place to go for a quiet, well presented eveing dining experiance. Although this is first time we have been there, we have missed out before so booking is advised. It seems to be well visited and is one of the better places to go to in Palmy. The meals are well presented and cooked to your requirements,... More

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New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Excellent service - loved the Thai Chicken curry. Waiters were friendly but not over bearing, Restaurant was busy (always a good sign) so pleased we had booked.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

From the street this looks like a pretty basic cafe, but the food and service are far better than I was expecting. I had a three course meal, and each course was well-sized, beautifully presented, excellently cooked, and delicious! I thought it was a little pricey, but it was easily the best meal I have had in Palmy, and as... More

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Feilding, New Zealand
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59 reviews 59 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Good selection of meals on offer, nicely presented. Excellent attentive service from staff. A pleasant experience

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