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Cafe Royale

47 the Square | City Centre, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
+64 6-354 7479
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Overview
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good20%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (4 reviews)
“bread” (7 reviews)
“pizza” (11 reviews)
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CUISINES
Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
47 the Square | City Centre, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 Rae S
CafeRoyalePN, Owner at Cafe Royale, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Aww thanks

Reviewed 1 week ago 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 4 days ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 days ago

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 Keryn C
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.

Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

I wasn’t expecting such amazing vegan options in Palmerston North and boy was I surprised and thoroughly delighted. There were three vegans in our group of four and I’m so glad I researched and found this place, we flew in from Auckland and went straight...More

Thank SaffronClark
CafeRoyalePN, Owner at Cafe Royale, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2018

Thanks for the review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit. We do deliberately under salt thimgs. It can be easily added for those who want at the table. But there's a lot of peoppe avoiding salt. There's no way of taking it out...More

Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

After doing some googling I stumble across this place as it offers a range of vegan options. I had the muesli and it was delicious! The atmosphere was awesome and the service was top! Highly recommend to anyone wanting a yummy brunch or lunch

Thank 755genh
CafeRoyalePN, Owner at Cafe Royale, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2018

Love your review. Hope to see you here again sometime

Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

Vegetarian/Vegan highlight! We had both vego and non-vego meals at our table and all were great, the cactus tacos being a first try and they were delicious and generous despite being in the small meals section. A nice surprise find - won’t disappoint avid vegos!

Thank leonczechowicz
CafeRoyalePN, Owner at Cafe Royale, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2018

Thanks for the review. We're crazy for plants

Reviewed 6 December 2017

Joking, but toothpicks should be available in every restaurant. We had soup and salad for lunch, cooked with love.

Thank jobst56
CafeRoyalePN, Owner at Cafe Royale, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2017

Hello We do have toothpicks. We just don't have them out where kids can get them. We are a family friendly place and they are a bit dangerous to the little ones. Just ask. Glad you liked us

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
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
Child-friendly, Kids
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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