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Cafe Cuba

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236 Cuba Street, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
06 356 5750
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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187 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We came for dinner at a little after 6pm on a Tuesday night and were able to get seats right away despite not booking. Most other tables were full but the wait staff were still efficient and came to take our drinks order within a couple of minutes of us sitting down. These were delivered quickly and we ordered our... More 

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Thank SLKrivan
Kapiti
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A most extensive menu. A line up to get to till. I had a huge portion of Baked Caramel Cheesecake, my friend had Baked Berry Cheesecake, expensive but delicious. Coffee was average. It was a shame the portions were so big and filling as we would have liked to have a savoury. We would go again but will share portions.... More 

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Sharm
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived in Palmerston North unsure of where to eat, quick search on trip advisor and we were really happy that we chose Cuba Cafe. Delicious! We thought at first a little pricey considering we weren't in a city but the food really was very very tasty and good portion size, kept us going all day. Great menu, highly recommend hash... More 

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Thank Terry17Sharm
Waiouru, New Zealand
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food, amazing coffee, always busy unless you are there first thing in the morning. Regardless of how busy it is the food is always amazing and arrives quickly!

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Thank FearlessKiwi
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great coffee, great food and love the feel of the place. A Palmie institution. Had not been for a while, love the closed in outdoor seating and more streamlined serving area. Timeliness of service much improved from my last visit. Regardless the wait was always worth it.

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Thank Mary C
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely the best food, coffee and service. If you want the best, Cafe Cuba is the place. No scrimping on quality or taste with any of the menu items. The baked berry cheesecake and custard squares are a must.

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Thank TinaMalone27
Whitianga, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always great coffee awesome selection of cakes, slices and savoury treats in the cabinet. Menu food is also great and comes out promptly. Love the build your own breakfast. Great place, location and atmosphere.

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Thank food_killer96
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This spot seems to always be busy. I've tried several options from their menu and they have all been good - the only exception is their corn cakes. Don't get the corn cakes! I'm a huge fan of their signature chocolate silk pie - now with a smaller option. Excellent outside patio. Very busy on weekends and they don't take... More 

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Thank Kerrie L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful menu with lots of different choices to suit all palates. Great service with speedy delivery to tables accompanied by a smile.

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Thank alanab927
Whakatane, New Zealand
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

I normal head to the Cuba Cafe for breakfast at least once every time I go to Palmerston North. Only down side is that it can get busy due to it's popularity however it's definitely worth it.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, European
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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: 06 356 5750
Description
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?