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Bella's Cafe

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Coffee Shop
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No. 2 The Square, Palmerston North 5301, New Zealand
06 357 8616
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 61
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Still our Favourite

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
April M
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Blenheim, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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86 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

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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Palmerston North
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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205 reviews 205 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 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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Christchurch, New Zealand
Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Dropped in for a quick lunch while passing through PN - what a find. Staff are really friendly and efficient. Coffee was just excellent and my Salmon and salad was outstanding, with everything cooked to perfection and very flavoursome. Will definitely return again

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

What a nice place to have a coffee with free wifi!!!!! Nice staff!!!! Ignore the face of the waiter when you ask for the wifi, she might have had a bad day!

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This is our first pick for special occasion dining in Palmerston North. The service is always excellent and the variety and presentation of the food make this an enjoyable experience.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Sure its a busy time of the year with work Xmas parties and maybe volume is difficult to manage with a high standard of cuisine but felt there was room to do better. Food was average which was disappointing as we had been recommended it as an alternative to Aberdeen who were fully booked and unable to take us. Placed... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The food and wine menus covers a wide range of options. The preparation and quality of the food was fantastic. The service was exemplary. A very enjoyable dining experience.

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Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

In my opinion, one of the best restaurants in town. The meal was well presented and tasted great, The service was 2nd to none. Ours was a quiet night but Bella's is usually very busy making reservations essential.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Decided to drop into Bella's cafe after seeing their reviews on TripAdvisor. Went in by 10.30 and we were the only ones in the place...true to their rating, their food was excellent, well presented and the coffee was really good. Great staff as well. Definitely worth a visit

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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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