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The Elm Cafe

) #14 of 158 Restaurants in Palmerston North $$ - $$$ Cafe, European,
283 Fitzherbert Avenue, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
+64 6-355 4418
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good45%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
283 Fitzherbert Avenue, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I went here with my partner for our first date and we had a lot of fun! The food was great and the medallion steak was definitely a star! In attempt to bring back that memory, we decided to have a brunch on my birthday....More

Thank misscilia
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Good food, great coffee and friendly staff. Service great and staff ready and willing to help.Only downside is its a bit noisy at times for those a little hard of hearing.

Thank opunake
Reviewed 1 week ago

The creme brulee is Beautiful for a dessert my first time the other night but I will be back. Every time I have visited the elm which is multiple times now the food alsways exceeds expectation service is consistently good you will not be dissappointed.

Thank Donna M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

been here for ,lunch a number of times and it is constant - great service, welcoming and knowledgeable staff, great food and a lovely experience. the only downside is that it can be a bit noisy and hard to hear sometimes and the car park...More

Thank bmorg1
Reviewed May 7, 2017

We visited here for the first time last December and ate from the counter cabinet. Our latest visit saw us choose from the table served menu. On both occasions the food and service were excellent. The owner and chef are on-site, take pride in what...More

Thank Steve J
Reviewed April 26, 2017

A regular place for me to go as the food is always wonderful. Tasty, great menu and prompt. Best cafe/restaurant in Palmerston North by a mile in my opinion.

Thank JPLNewZealand
Reviewed April 16, 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed lunch at The Elm Cafe. Very popular and it was only a Wednesday. I had the Portobello Mushrooms & my husband the Kumara Hash both from the Brunch Menus, which were both delicious.

Thank Clare B
Reviewed April 10, 2017

We enjoyed a really nice Sunday brekky here. The menu had some different meals to those normally seen and we both tried something different. Really nice food and quickly served.

Thank kimbachick
Reviewed March 24, 2017 via mobile

This has become a favourite for a delicious breakfast or brunch. If we're not eating off the menu, we enjoy the scones or muffins. The coffee is always great and the staff are friendly. Recommend to everyone.

Thank charlene287
Reviewed March 24, 2017

We went for a Sunday lunch, and took and inside seat. The sound seemed to carry, and we could pick up conversations all around. Our order was taken quickly, and the food didn't take too long to arrive. My wife had the omelette which was...More

1  Thank Tenorman41
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 283 Fitzherbert Avenue, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Palmerston North
  • Phone Number: +64 6-355 4418
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