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59 George Street | City Centre, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
+64 6-357 2614
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (28 reviews)
“linguine” (8 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
59 George Street | City Centre, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

Neat place , nice atmosphere. ordered a steak and they swapped out the potato mash for vegetables at no charge (cutting down on carbs at the moment). Steak was cooked perfectly (medium rare) served with a relish that complemented it perfectly.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Mat_Wellington
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Great place recommended by my wife and no disappointment we really enjoy the lunch very frandley service

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Pioneer22466274356
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

I have always loved Baristas and regard it as having the best coffee and Florentines in Palmy. This week I went there for lunch with a friend. Prices were reasonable, food very good and excellent service. My only fault was slightly too much salt in...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Sus1952
Reviewed 20 October 2018

My favourite restaurant in Palmerston North was closed with a sign on the door ‘away for a family event’. So wondering up the street I went to Barista Café for dinner instead. I have dined here before, probably a good year ago and recall it...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Max_O6363
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

Went in for lunch and was most impressed. The menu was good and interesting. Service was personal, with a friendly welcome. The meals were clearly cooked with love using fresh ingredients. The fish of the day was superb (very fresh schnapper) and served with a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank WineJourneys
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

We both ordered fish, John Dory. For once it didn’t come with chips but with vegetables. I’m pretty tired of chips. The plate was very attractive. The fish was plentiful, more than I could eat. We had a nice glass of Sauvignon Blanc and a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Phoeberoe
Reviewed 20 September 2018

the service was wonderful. the atmosphere was just right. walked in and then did not want to leave. have a good selection. they serve drinkjs and coffees etc

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank lindagarrood
Reviewed 17 September 2018

For somewhere called Barista you would expect good coffee. Both coffees I had here where not the best. The staff are friendly, although when dinning with a large family two meals took about a quarter of an hour longer than the rest of the meal....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank chloewistrand
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Great coffee, complimented by great service and a really good range of menu or cabinet offerings. Perfect during the day for a coffee and catch up, but equally suited to providing a great evening meal.

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Jadedog
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Went here with friends for breakfast. Service was good - just one tip, if you have someone new learning she should explain to the guests she is new. Overall good breakfast except the hash browns tasted too oily hence the rating of four.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank gibby99
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29 December 2016|
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Response from GailShirley | Property representative |
Thanks for asking but the owners have no input into your reviews. I believe you can edit or delete and replace so that might be the only option. Kind regards Gail
14 February 2015|
Response from GailShirley | Property representative |
Barista is open 8am till 11pm every day except Christmas day and Good Friday. I am unable to get Trip Advisor to accept our submitted alterations.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$24
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 59 George Street | City Centre, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Palmerston North
  • Phone Number: +64 6-357 2614
  • E-mail
Open every day 8.00AM - 11.00PM Cafe by day, Bistro by night with Art and Music themes in the popular George Street boutique shopping area near the theatres, Te Manawa Art Gallery & museum, NZ Rugby Museum, City Council Chambers, Convention Centre and the Square.
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