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“Treat in a small town” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Bean Cafe

The Bean Cafe
16 Broadway Ave, Palmerston North 5301, New Zealand
(06) 353 6556
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Cuisines: Asian
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Treat in a small town”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

This place was a great find for us as we weren't expecting to find any decent ethnic food in the small town that Palmy is but it was great. I liked the variety of food offered and although the laksa we had wasn't quite the traditional kind, it was unique enough for our liking and the place had a nice vibe to it.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Really appreciated this place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

We visited here on a Friday evening around 8pm. The staff happily took our order despite the two signs saying 'Kitchen Closed'… this was great for us. The food was good… fresh and tasty… but huge portions so we took a 'doggie-bag' away. Also, we really enjoyed the watermelon bubble tea which was a first for us. We like it so much we bought another one to take away. This cafe really is a cafe… basic tables/chairs in a simple setting. Impressed with their extensive anime comic book on-site library for customers.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Des Moines, Iowa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Excellent tasty lunch variety”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

They have an excellent selection of many tasty dishes. Bubble tea is good. Atmosphere is cozy. A great lunch place for couples, families and very small groups.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Best food in town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

I go often here for food and bubble tea. Always a real treat. Lovely environment and friendly staff. Closed on Sundays and Mondays.

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“Awesome food, great service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013 via mobile

As the title suggests, awesome food, great service. What more could you ask for? Oh, and did I say the prices are very reasonable?

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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