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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
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
20 helpful votes 20 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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Hong Kong, China
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362 reviews 362 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
257 helpful votes 257 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

We had a quick business lunch during the week and the decor, food and service were all very good. The daily soup (Chowder) was excellent, Most tables were busy so it seems we weren't the only ones impressed in this "interesting" town!

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

It has been a while since I have been to Bella's but we had a lovely time. Booked 15 minutes before and they were very accommodating, and the menu displayed true creativity. My venison was cooked to perfection as was my cousin's beef dish. Wonderful fast service and a lovely experience.

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Bellas has been my favourite restaurant for about 14 years, since before I even lived locally. So as a friend and I had things to celebrate a girls night out at Bellas was called for, NEVER AGAIN. I rang and booked on Thursday (it was the one and only place I rang), said I wanted a table for two at... More

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Hamar
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

We chose to dine at at Bella's to experience Palmerston Norths number 1 restaurant according to Tripadvisor. We had lunch at Bella's, Pan Fried Seafood and Spaghetti Fungi. I was hoping the seafood would shine and be the star of the dish but it was lost in a very acidic and overdressed/soggy salad in which the crispy noodles where the... More

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Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Absolutely love this place, as does my wife. It is located in an easy to get to part of the Square and has a delightful atmosphere from the moment you walk in. I love that you don't feel you are dining with 100 others. The menu has a great variety that should offer something delicious for most tastes. And from... More

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