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Cafe Cuba

Certificate of Excellence
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free, European
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236 Cuba Street, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
06 356 5750
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Whitianga, New Zealand
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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.

Thank food_killer96
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 

Thank Kerrie L
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

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

Thank alanab927
Whakatane, New Zealand
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42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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.

Thank 01Tricky
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of my favourite places in Palmy for lunch/ dessert. Have never been for breakfast or dinner, but wouldn't doubt it would be amazing. Have been coming here for many years. Still yet to find a problem. Don't think i ever will! Sometimes it can be hard to get a seat, but the staff really try to accomodate and are... More 

Thank makareta p
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11 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very busy and popular place but worth the wait on a weekend. Had the bubble and squeak. YUMMY. Recommend you try this cafe

Thank Jan W
Auckland, New Zealand
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67 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is selling like Starbucks just that they sell good foods too. A bit pricey yet it was great to experience their top-seller brekky food ever.

Thank Clarke B
Tauranga, New Zealand
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for lunch during school holidays and there was a queue out the door. There is a great selection in the cabinet and a huge menu - which may have been why it was taking so long for people to order. After eventually ordering there was quite a wait for our food. My grilled ficelle was delicious but my... More 

Thank RDeyNZ
Waikanae, New Zealand
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59 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great range of healthy food options, some decadent options, and a great coffee . Always busy - a favourite spot for locals and a meeting place for professionals. The energy is great but not too noisy that you can still have a productive informal business meeting

3 Thank Jadedog
Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great lunch! Fantastic cabinet food. Great coffee. Very busy but helpful waiting staff that keep people moving. Best cafe of all times! Always go there if I have a choice.

1 Thank Nicola P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free, European
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, 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: 06 356 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?