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59 George Street | City Centre, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
+64 6-357 2614
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 4:00 pm
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice environment, had coffee and carrot cake. Carrot cake icing was a little gritty (icing sugar could have been dissolved more), but the cake itself was lovely. The chefs were peeping lunch and it looked and smelt great - will stop back for lunch one day!

Thank Safokeda
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hadn't been to Barista in a long while so decided to treat my mum, my son and myself to a coffee and snack while we were in town. We were underwhelmed by the choice of snacks - the savoury muffins we selected were average at best - and my latte was pretty average. I remember this was once arguably the... More 

Thank malujoba
Palmerston North
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been here a few times and really nice service and food. Make you feel very welcome as soon as you walk in.

1 Thank Heather T
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My usual coffee place and late night binge. Their baristas are on point (though not very friendly at times) serving good coffee and have a selection of teas as well. My favorite was the blooming flower tea, it blooms to a flower when its immersed in hot water. They also have a selection of cheesecakes and they add a new... More 

Thank Xianz90
New Zealand
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love this place, haven't had a bad experience here, delicious food from both the cabinet and the menu

Thank traveller201088
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Monday lunch, came with my partner. The service , scotch fillet , linguine and coffee were flawless. We love coming here.

Thank damoblowie
Napier, New Zealand
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to have a nice lunch with family amidst some wierd intertwined wall art that has you thinking. Moroccan Roast Cauliflower and the antipasto Platter were great. Filling, wholesome and served in good time despite being busy.

Thank Arbor253
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9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Just had lunch with Taylor and mum to celebrate mum's birthday. Had the BBC Chicken linguini, Cajon Chicken salad and the sauteed potato. Our complements to the chef - absolutely fantastic. Perfectly cooked, full of flavor, one of best meals we have had. Let down by the service a bit. Over all great meal

Thank Tonya J
Manawatu-Wanganui Region, New Zealand
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

I have always been a big fan of Barista, however lately I have incredibly disappointed in the snooty staff working there. Especially when I had friends with a small child, they were incredibly unhelpful and intact quite rude. There used to be a friendly and welcoming vibe that I have enjoyed for years, the food is usually good. This problem... More 

Thank charlene287
Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

Although the wait staff could have been a bit friendlier, I still enjoyed the calamari salad which was not over cooked or rubbery as you often get. Very nice flavour combo even though slightly too sweet. The coffee was pretty good as well. Interesting mural and the goodies in the cabinet looked good too. Worth a stop.

Thank Lauren R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $25
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 59 George Street | City Centre, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Palmerston North
  • Phone Number: +64 6-357 2614
Open every day 8.00AM - 11.00PM Cafe by day, Bistro by night with Art and Music themes in the popular George Street boutique shopping area near the theatres, Te Manawa Art Gallery & museum, NZ Rugby Museum, City Council Chambers, Convention Centre and the Square.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?