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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
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good19%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (5 reviews)
“pizza” (11 reviews)
“egg allergy” (2 reviews)
Closes in 13 min
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Cafe, New Zealand, Pizza, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
47 the Square | City Centre, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 88 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great food and friendly service, out of the way so it's not busy. Would highly recommend to others, thanks Cafe Royal !

Thank tripkevs
CafeRoyalePN, Owner at Cafe Royale, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Great that you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again sometime

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely worth the very positive reviews. a fabulous place to sit, good coffee and lovely brunch (also open for lunch). Try the coconut bacon! (great vegan menu - which I am not - but it pleases non-vegans as well). The serves are very generous. We...More

Thank BobbyN153
CafeRoyalePN, Owner at Cafe Royale, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi thanks for the review. We roast our own coffee blend in an antique fire roaster. The bears are literally tossed through the flames. Very steam punk. Hope to see you again when you are back this way

Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Great menu, plant based on one side of menu and normal on other. Great options for all restricted diets. Food was tasty, service friendly and coffee great!

Thank Lizzie M
CafeRoyalePN, Owner at Cafe Royale, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

Thanks Lizzie for the review. Though we do like to think of vegan food as normal. :)

Reviewed 17 September 2018

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 19 September 2018

Thanks for the review.

Reviewed 10 September 2018 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 11 September 2018

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$21
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
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, 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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