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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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Reviewed 6 March 2024 via mobile

Well it lived up to all the reviews. We arrived for breakfast and where greater by a warm bubbly staff member. Ordered coffee and our meals and where surprised how fast they where delivered. I had the mince on toast and it was absolutely awesome....It left that perfect orange stain on the plate. We will be back.😁More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 28 February 2024

Hana is so friendly. Jacko he is great to his staff and to the customers. I would highly recommend this place to anyone to go to this cafe. All the staff are so welcoming when you walk in the door.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 11 November 2023

They always say go to a place thats full so we did and we weren't disappointed. The service was excellent as was the food and it's reasonably priced. We wven got scones and scrolls to take away from their well stocked cabinet. So if you're...looking for somewhere in Palmy to go for agood feed, go there.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 3 November 2023

Was such a busy place, people coming and going all the time, which to me is a good sign of a great place to eat. Food was excellent, but the meals were too large.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 17 October 2023 via mobile

First time visit, amazing staff. Great coffee. Everyone spoke to each other, great atmosphere,best kept secret in palmy. Will definitely be going back.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 15 August 2023

Cafe Jacko, on George Street (arguably cafe central in Palmerston North) is my favourite cafe for my many visits to Palmy. Specialising in breakfast and lunch, it is popular with the locals, and tends to fill up quickly at 12 noon (booking in advance is...a good idea). The ambience is casual, warm and friendly with simple but comfortable wooden chairs and tables, and then there are the staff. They are welcoming, enthusiastic, smiling and efficient. Makes a huge difference to the overall vibe. The lunch menu has a range of different dishes which should cater to most tastes, plus you can order custom-made toasted club sandwiches. My favourite is the chicken sammie (chicken, brie and cranberry). I am addicted to the long black, and Cafe Jacko's are excellent. Highly recommended if you are looking for a simple but tasty lunch with a nice ambience.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 3 June 2023

Wow. We selected this on basis of past reviews and it surpassed expectation. Friendly staff and the most interesting menu I’ve seen for a long time. The biggest problem was deciding what to choose

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 10 April 2023 via mobile

Breakfast on Easter Monday and the cafe was buzzing. Waited a very short time for a table then service was quick and friendly despite being run off their feet. We had Kai breakfast and French toast burger. The meals were well presented, hot and super...tasty. Best breakfast we have had in a long time. Took away sweet treats which were also delicious. Well done team!More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 2 April 2023

I’d rate this cafe as one of the top cafes in the North Island, at least. I haven’t been to a better one down South, mind you. Swift, friendly service, great coffee in excellent sizes and the food is outstanding. Breakfast, brunch or a snack...on the run. It has been this good for years. Worth going to Palmerston North just to go there.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 15 March 2023

Great food and nice strong hot coffee Excellent service and most welcoming staff and bubbly even with multiple tables on the go

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 21 January 2023 via mobile

Friendly restaurant that the locals go to. Coffee, smothies, and breakfasts were all good all cooked or made well only let down by some weird hard bread with the scrambled egg. Kids pancakes (hotcakes) came with dark maple syrup and whipped butter which seemed an...unusual combination but went together greatMore

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 3 October 2022

Have been a few times to Jacko's now...never fails to impress big time! Such a friendly and warm greeting by the staff, the menu is freaking awesome and the speed of service is something many other cafe's could take note of! Every visit has been...a group of us and all meals delivered at the same time, all piping hot and taste delicious! Price wise Jacko's are excellent value for money, great feed, awesome service, and pricing where it should be!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 29 September 2022 via mobile

6 of us came here for brunch on a busy Sunday morning. Were seated promptly with menus and water. Orders taken for coffee, followed by food. Coffee and food were delicious and fantastic portions. Arrival was a little slow but totally worth the wait. Excellent...service received from a guy in a Turbos beanie (Jacko perhaps?). Will definitely return!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 4 July 2022

I absolutely love this cafe. I visit this cafe frequently and love introducing people to this cafe as well! Its an absolute must if you are just visiting Palmy, or want to have a catchup with friends or just a place to have a good...yarn with your besties! Coffee is superb and the menu is to die for! The waiters and waitresses are just so lovely and really make you feel at home and welcome!More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 16 May 2022

My mince on toast was so salty I couldn't eat it. The waitress said "sorry about that" I also asked for an extra hot flat white but this was only warm. Very disappointing and won't be visiting again.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Cafe Jacko is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5