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$$ - $$$
Cafe, New Zealand, European
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59 George Street | City Centre, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
+64 6-357 2614
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My daughter who has been living there for seven years, highly recommended that we eat here. I had the beef salad, with blue cheese and the flavor combinations were exquisite, The flavors blended and truly melted in my mouth! The beef was tender, cooked to a perfect medium rare, moist and flavorful and the greens were adequate to support this... More 

1 Thank Cynthia T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here for a brekky with our 3 children, sat outside in the lovely sun, great atmosphere and in a really good location easy to find! Service was wonderful staff were very polite and accommodating. Will definitely return when we come back. Food was delicious!

Thank naki_fam31
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We met friends here for a post New Year catch up, who chose the location, so this was our first visit. We were a group of five and the staff catered for the needs of of younger group member (11). We spent an hour over a couple of coffees and muffins/scones. It is a bit quirky with a busy feel... More 

1 Thank ChrisandDavid2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Highly recommend Barista. We visited recently for dinner and enjoyed a wonderful experience. Very helpful staff and delicious food. What more could you ask for!

Thank Tania P
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I go here regularly, for lunch (get the chicken filo - it's a delicious meal on a budget) and coffee, and occasionally for dinner. Can get a bit noisy when it's full due to the concrete walls and floor, but the food is spectacular, especially the baked cheesecake. Damian the barista always remembers my order as well

1 Thank marg0bebb
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Came in for lunch with a couple girl friends and was welcomed, Service was amazing for a really busy place and I couldn't be happier thanks!

Thank Eatsoutalotnz
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came in for dinner Sunday night and was so impressed by everything, from the service, to the food, to the atmosphere, it was all perfect. The food was interesting and delicious. The olives and haloumi were a wonderful combination. The mains perfect, and the desserts superb - the sticky date pudding with caramel sauce was to die for. Every single... More 

Thank melbourneo
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's not a place we would usually eat at but we were given a voucher for Xmas. I had the crispy confit duck leg that I really enjoyed. My vegetarian friend has only vegetarian dish on the menu. Capsicum schnitzel. Also excellent. Service was prompt and efficient. We were there very early so the place was quiet and has a... More 

Thank annasophia42
New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Barista has a plentyful food, dessert and drinks menu all at reasonable prices. I must say the Iced Coffee is not bad at all. Tried the Beef Salad and found it was a good portioned meal. Great flavours and the beef was cooked to perfection. Staff are very pleasant and are great at explaining the specials and menu items. The... More 

1 Thank Ambflyer1
Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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7 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We eat lunch at this coffea house. The food was good but in the local was it very loud because of the high wall.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $25
Cafe, New Zealand, European
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
Large groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 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?