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Cafe Cuba

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236 Cuba Street, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
+64 6-356 5750
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Sorry Cafe Cuba, but I really didn't enjoy my food or coffee. The omelette smash was a mess - soggy, watery and had too much milk in it making it bland and well- not what I like. My coffee made w almond milk (which is great) but the almond milk was sweetened. And it separated .. 😑 ah well.

Thank tania_raumati
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Waited for over an hour for a bagel and salad from the cabinet. I ended up asking for a refund (as my order never arrived). Staff didn't care either. Complete waste of time. Will never go back there, and neither should you.

Thank Samantha W
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

indoor/outdoor seating near town center. Plenty of selection and great baristas. Everything from biscuits to eggs-benny.

Thank Jacoba90
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been regular customers here for many years. Fun, busy, funky, cuban themed with great outside dining .

Thank kerriec49
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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87 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always good coffee and desserts here. Were here on Friday night with friends for an early dinner. Always busy but good service and good reasonably priced food. The cafe's setting is old but is very popular with the locals.

Thank Sharon W
Palmerston North
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I often go here for a coffee and enjoy drinking the best coffee in Palmy summer or winter at one of the outside tables. Not only is the coffee good but so are the feijoa and honey smoothies and the chocolate brownies are to die for. ALL the food is good and the service friendly and efficient.

Thank Denny4033
Manawatu-Wanganui Region, New Zealand
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great relaxed atmosphere, food is great. We have been here lots of times for coffee and cheesecake (caramel, which is to die for) after shows and dinner. Haven't had a bad experience to date. Definitely recommend :)

Thank Christine D
Wellington, New Zealand
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74 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

Have visited Cafe Cuba on my last three visits. Food has always been amazing. Reasonable prices. Not far to walk from the square. Huge range of food on the menu. Cabinet food of sweet treats was extensive & left us with too many options of yum stuff to try!

Thank BR4DY_nz
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

We were out of towners looking for an up market style cafe that provided quality food and coffee for breakfast and stumbled across this place. The cabinet food was exceptionally well presented, and looked very tasty, the breakfasts were fantastic and the coffee was brilliant.

Thank WazzaWarren
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

Great food and ambiance. This place is very popular with the locals and is well worth the search, especially if you're looking for some style and sophistication for breakfast or lunch

Thank Warren T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 236 Cuba Street, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Palmerston North
  • Phone Number: +64 6-356 5750
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?