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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, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 74
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  • 21
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  • 4
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  • 1
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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
An iconic cafe

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Palmerston North new zealand
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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 24 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Came back for a second time. This time it was a linch with 8 friends. The food was again excellent andvi heartily recommend the Raspberry and white chocolate brownie desert. ....to die for. The service was brilliant and we were really well looked after. Bellas is certainly up there as one of the better restaurants in Palmy.

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Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Popped in without reservation and got given last table. We were not overly hungry so we had a couple of entrees and a desert each. Food was lovely. Service was great also but we had some friends arrive who were celebrating a big wedding anniversary so we asked the wait staff to send them up a couple of glasses of... More 

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

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

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

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  • 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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