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Cafe Royale

47 the Square | City Centre, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
+64 6-354 7479
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good24%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (11 reviews)
“salad” (7 reviews)
“bread” (5 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 8:00 PMAll hours
Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
47 the Square | City Centre, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday 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
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

Reviewed 6 December 2017

This is a fabulous cafe with great food and coffee, friendly, helpful staff, it is often busy and can be quite noisy so pick your time if you want to enjoy a quiet coffee

Thank coffee-friends
CafeRoyalePN, Owner at Cafe Royale, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2017

Glad you liked us. Did you know we have a courtyard? It's generally quiet out there,

Reviewed 4 December 2017

ordered eggs bene for breaky - asked for extra cooked bacon - served up cold to warm and not cooked at all well - returned it and once again when it arrived luke warm and not extra cooked bacon - disappointed because the cafe is...More

Thank wjensen123
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

Another lunch time visit and another perfect risotto for lunch. Great arty atmosphere. Thoroughly recommend the smoothies

Thank rrrosco
CafeRoyalePN, Owner at Cafe Royale, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2017

Thanks for review. Glad you like it here😀

Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Lovely atmosphere ... organic ... free range eggs ... fresh kitchen made sour breads ... perfect hollandaise ... crispy bacon!! Just what I wanted ...

Thank 738came
CafeRoyalePN, Owner at Cafe Royale, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Thanks for the review. Hope your travels were safe in the awful weather. Hope to see you all again when you visit Palmy again.

Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

I live in Australia, but Palmy is home. From the first time I discovered this place, it has always been my go to for catching up with friends and family. Firstly it is set in the Square Edge building, its light, bright and always art...More

Thank jackripper112
CafeRoyalePN, Owner at Cafe Royale, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2017

Thanks! We're pleased you enjoy your visits. We source and import our coffee beans ourselves and them in a vintage Whitmee flame roaster. They're ethically sourced and always super fresh. We only use Manawatu organic milk too - we're working hard to be the best...More

Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

A great little cafe with a yummy variety of options for vegans, vegetarians and meat eaters alike. It took us ages to decide what to order! We definitely weren't disappointed - the food was delicious and reasonably priced, the staff were lovely and the ambience...More

Thank alphacitrus
CafeRoyalePN, Owner at Cafe Royale, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2017

Thanks for the recommendation. We appreciate your feedback and custom. See you again.

Reviewed 24 May 2017

We've eaten lots of delicious breakfasts here, and while I've yet to try their cabinet food it all looks delectable. Their coffee is consistently top notch and the menu has a good range of options, including a number of vegan and vegetarian meals. I've never...More

Thank Miss_Remi
CafeRoyalePN, Owner at Cafe Royale, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2017

Hello Thanks for taking the time to review my business. I'm really pleased that you enjoy coming in. We do have a service standard and I'll remind staff again. If you visited us in the last week there have been a few events that have...More

Reviewed 9 May 2017

This is the second time a group of friends have met here. We book a table, to make sure we can be seated. This second visit met us with the same situation as our first, the table was not ready. The first two people who...More

Thank Alan G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$16
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
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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
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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