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236 Cuba St, Palmerston North 5301, New Zealand
06 356 5750
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Coffee & Tea, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Situated in the heart of Palmerston North Cafe Cuba is an iconic and...
Situated in the heart of Palmerston North Cafe Cuba is an iconic and popular place to have that next coffee, catch-up, meeting or meal. Here at Cafe Cuba we have a large cuisine menu which is sure to tempt your taste buds. Offering an all day breakfast and brassiere we invite you come in and dine with us every day from 7.00am right through to our dinner dining from 6.00pm until late, Cafe Cuba is also great place to take the family with a full children’s menu available.At Cafe Cuba we know the importance of a great coffee, our fully trained staff are equipped to deliver a great coffee to you, with take away coffee available. We are fully licensed and have a large range of Wine, Bottled Beer, RTD’s, Spirits and non-alcoholic beverages
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    Very good
  • 28
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  • 19
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Always good

I visit this cafe almost every time I visit Palmerston North, usually for brunch or desert and coffee. Staff are alway friendly and helpful, food reliably good and a great atmosphere to boot

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Mischief_NZ
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I visit this cafe almost every time I visit Palmerston North, usually for brunch or desert and coffee. Staff are alway friendly and helpful, food reliably good and a great atmosphere to boot

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Whether it be coffee and cake, brunch, lunch or dinner cafe Cuba does excellent coffees and food. The slices and cakes are exceptional and usually so big that easily shared. The food is fresh and presented well with good portion size. Love cafe Cuba always. Really busy usually.

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Cafe Cuba is the place to go in "Palmy" for atmosphere, charm & great food. Always bustling with a good vibe. Friendly, efficient staff coupled with an extensive menu makes your visit enjoyable. Grab just a coffee for a catchup with friends or dine out, you're still welcomed. Outdoor seating perfect for sunny days & inside warmth when there's a... More 

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Tauranga
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57 reviews 57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Great Vibe ! Here for breakfast we found service excellent, coffee excellent ( and we are fussy ) menu great ! Busy it seems with locals we found this to be a great find ! Visit ...well worth it !

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

3 of us went for brunch on a cold day. The cafe was warm & comfortable. Service was very prompt and polite. The smoothies are delicious. We all really enjoyed our meals. We had corn fritters & bacon, fish on rissotto & a chicken burger. All very tasty and we definitely will return to Cafe Cuba when next in Palmerston... More 

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Usually only call in for coffee and a snack, but had dinner here last week and the food and service was great. My son enjoyed the chicken burger very much, and I had a pretty good chicken curry. Service was friendly and in good time, and the coffees are always consistently good. Highly recommended, especially if you can get a... More 

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Gold Coast Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I have dined here on many other occasions and have never been disappointed with the food,coffee and service.On this visit the cafe had extended with more tables and chairs outside making full use of the space and yet still very cosy inside during thoughs cooller months.You still have the opportunity to toss the dice if you purchase a meal,if you... More 

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Palmerston North
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165 reviews 165 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This is a very popular café and it is often hard to find a spare table. Brunch or breakfast before the crowds arrive is a good option. My go to meal here is the corn fritters and bacon though the build your own breakfast option is also an option. There is plenty to choose from on the blackboard menu and... More 

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Had breakfast here with my daughter while staying at the nearby Distinction Hotel. They wouldn't allow me to order a half-portion of eggs bene, so went for poached eggs (which I requested to be lightly poached) and bacon. Eggs were overcooked and more like hard-boiled, but the bacon was ok. Daughters pancakes were very nice. We sat at bar-stools and... More 

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Forbes, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Great coffee, excellent atmosphere and open till late unlike most cafes in Palmerston North. Can be very busy so seating not always available and sometimes need to cue for a coffee. Plenty of outside seating available so great In the summer.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 236 Cuba St, Palmerston North 5301, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Palmerston North
  • Phone Number: 06 356 5750

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20

Description

Situated in the heart of Palmerston North Cafe Cuba is an iconic and popular place to have that next coffee, catch-up, meeting or meal. Here at Cafe Cuba we have a large cuisine menu which is sure to tempt your taste buds. Offering an all day breakfast and brassiere we invite you come in and dine with us every day from 7.00am right through to our dinner dining from 6.00pm until late, Cafe Cuba is also great place to take the family with a full children’s menu available.At Cafe Cuba we know the importance of a great coffee, our fully trained staff are equipped to deliver a great coffee to you, with take away coffee available. We are fully licensed and have a large range of Wine, Bottled Beer, RTD’s, Spirits and non-alcoholic beverages
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?