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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: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 76
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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I've never really liked this cafe much as the food was always too rich for me but today was George's choice and he loves Bella's, so we went. I have to say that my eggs benedict was a good dish and I was happy with it. Not over rich nor any different flavours and I enjoyed it. Decor has changed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Joan M
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Palmerston North
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Palmerston North
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129 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I've never really liked this cafe much as the food was always too rich for me but today was George's choice and he loves Bella's, so we went. I have to say that my eggs benedict was a good dish and I was happy with it. Not over rich nor any different flavours and I enjoyed it. Decor has changed... More 

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Wiltshire
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I visited Bella's with my partner, daughter, her husband and grandson for Mothers Day 2015. From the outside it looks a little imposing but the atmosphere inside is easy friendliness. It was a last minute visit and they were very busy but they were attentive and helpful one of the party is pescatarian and 2 gluten free but none of... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Although I no longer live in Palmerston North, or even New Zealand, I still have to say that Bella's is in my top five restaurants of all time - and when it comes to restaurants I really get around. I have been coming here for over 15 years now and am never let down. The service is wonderful, the atmosphere... More 

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Palmerston North new zealand
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Bellas is an iconic cafe. The food is always superb. The staff are very professional. The cafe has been owned by the same people for many years. The food is consistently excellent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Great, food is good and comes out really quickly. The staff are friendly and always accommodating. I will definetly be back

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Hastings, New Zealand
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Three of us visiting Palmerston North on business happened upon this restaurant a few evenings ago and decided to give it a try. We were very pleasantly surprised by the interesting and varied menu, the quality of the dishes and the overall ambiance. The young manager told us that renovations were in progress and a new menu would be available... More 

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We have been to this restaurant several times over the past few years and always return. The service is exceptional, the food absolutely delicious and it is a lovely, romantic little restaurant. They're apparently doing renovations and changing their menu soon so we look forward to returning again and tasting the new menu.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I always eat here when in. Palmerston North on business. The menu is varied, with plenty of choice. Every thing tasted great and the service Alistair and his staff provide is attentive in a relaxed and friendly manner. I highly recommend the entree with prawns done three ways - it was so divine, I'll be definitely having that again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great food. Awesome service, would highly recommend this place, they change the menu to your liking so very happy customer

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

My boyfriend and I decided to try Bella's Cafe out for lunch, as we've heard great things. We ordered the Chargrilled Vegetables dish and the Beef and blue cheese salad. Both meals were presented so well and the flavours worked beautifully. Definitely coming back soon!

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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: Cafe

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