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Cafe Royale

$$ - $$$Cafe, , Pizza
47 the Square | City Centre, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
+64 6-354 7479
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Overview
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good20%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (4 reviews)
“pizza” (11 reviews)
“egg allergy” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Cafe, New Zealand, Pizza, International, Contemporary, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
47 the Square | City Centre, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 85 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly Highly recommend for vegans, gluten free and anyone else! The coffee is always good especially when made by the wonderful Rachel who is a amazing waitress. Great Menu with many options for all meals of the day. And a cabinet full of treats too-...More

Thank chloewistrand
CafeRoyalePN, Owner at Cafe Royale, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for the review.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve eaten here twice so far on my latest trip to Palmy and both times the food was fantastic. My daughter is allergic to everything and can actually eat well here. They even have vegan aioli for her egg allergy. I’m vegetarian but not vegan,...More

Thank ijoymama
RobertW7569, Owner at Cafe Royale, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks very much for the review. We do believe that everyone should be able to have some choices in what food is available for them to eat. We are doing our best to provide wholesome healthy choices for everyone

Reviewed 16 August 2018

I have recently gone vegan and wanted to take my "meat and 3 vege" parents somewhere we could all eat when I was in town. Cafe Royale popped up in google so away we went. My step-mum has some weird allergies but the staff were...More

Thank DaileB
CafeRoyalePN, Owner at Cafe Royale, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2018

Thanks.

Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Fantastic tasty breakfast - I had the Big Breakfast and every element was quality food very well cooked. Add to that the interesting surroundings and great, friendly service. Highly recommended.

Thank Paul S
CafeRoyalePN, Owner at Cafe Royale, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2018

Thanks for the review Paul. Hope to see you again sometime

Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

A friend introduced me to this place because I travel to Palmerston North a lot and now I basically pop in ever time I'm there. What I love about this place is the wide range of options for those with dietary requirements. They have LOTS...More

Thank RaeS165
CafeRoyalePN, Owner at Cafe Royale, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2018

Aww thanks

Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Yes you were busy with one table of orders. No where do people wait in cue for coffee, your barista should be up to speed keeping people quiet. And should be hot when ready. Coffee was still fantastic taste. Tables should be cleaned when staff...More

Thank Tom M
Robert W, Owner at Cafe Royale, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2018

HI Thanks for the review. You did catch us on an exceptionally day and we had new staff start that day too. Unless you know the secret to having staff up to speed on day one, I'm not sure what else we could have done.

Reviewed 18 June 2018

We were with a group, approx 30 people. Table 1 had their food before tables 3 and 4 had placed our orders. We had to ask several times for water, the glasses were so hot it made the water warm. We ordered poached eggs on...More

Thank Nabrok
Robert W, Owner at Cafe Royale, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2018

Sorry you didn't enjoy your visit. We did explain when the booking was made that we have to split large groups up. It is also stated that clearly on the menu that any group over 8 will be split I'm sorry that you missed this....More

Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

So the service is fantastic... no complaints. Mains seem to be mainly vegetarian. Were very average ( but only $20 each) Poor dessert selection. After dinner drinks selection is smaller than my grandmothers sherry shelfMore

Thank YouCantKillAwesome
Robert W, Owner at Cafe Royale, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2018

Hello I believe that you may have arrived expecting a fine dining restaurant. We are a friendly cafe that does an early evening service, and our reasonable prices reflect that. . Our name gives a clue as to the style of establishment we are. As...More

Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

Went to cafe Royale for the 1st time today with a friend. It was her recommendation because she is vegan and this place has amazing vegan and vegetarian options. I was hesitant to believe it would be that good as I am not vegan myself...More

Thank Kylie S
CafeRoyalePN, Owner at Cafe Royale, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2018

Thanks for the review. We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Yum! Best aioli in town. Beautifully presented food, full of love and great atmosphere. Can't wait to come back to try more especially the pizzas!

Thank KerynC21
CafeRoyalePN, Owner at Cafe Royale, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2018

Hi Keryn Thanks. We look forward to seeing you. Our pizza bases are based on the Naples recipe but with a whilefood twist. No suger or fats added, and long long long fermentation, so it's easy to digest.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47 the Square | City Centre, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Palmerston North
  • Phone Number: +64 6-354 7479
  • E-mail
Description
Cafe Royale is open 7 days in Palmerston North's iconic art deco Square Edge building. We make our own organic breads and cakes. We roast our own coffee under the Cowshed Coffee label. We carefully source other ingredients and free range meats to produce awesome food. Enjoy with delicious craft beers and New Zealand wines. Check out our menus on our website, and keep an eye out for upcoming events. Or just call in and say hello.
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