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Barista Restaurant

) #6 of 158 Restaurants in Palmerston North $$ - $$$ Cafe, European,
59 George Street | City Centre, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
+64 6-357 2614
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good38%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (17 reviews)
“beef salad” (11 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 23:00All hours
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
59 George Street | City Centre, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We are regulars love the ambience and outstanding service food is always good from Breakfast to evening.

Thank Donna M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great friendly service and the coffee was bang on, food was nice enough. Could do with a rosti instead of cheap deep fried tri angle hash browns in the barista breakfast. Nice interior and seating was comfortable, spot lights a bit bright.

Thank Marinaofthec
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent breakfast, good service and did not use to wait too long even though they were busy. Had the corn fritters and they were delicious, good quantity and also had a great mocha! Looking forward to going back to try their lunch menu!

Thank smashood
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I caught up with a friend for dinner & she recommended this place. From the minute I walked in and took in the surroundings I knew this was a cafe with a twist. From the quirky menus to the intriguing art work on the walls...More

Thank Annette B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Barista has been a food institution in Palmerston North for quite a few years now, and always has managed to keep up its standards whether one is in for dining, or simply coffee and cake after a show. A recent visit has showed no exception.

Thank Tenorman41
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From the great service from the waiter with no notebook and a prodigious memory to the stunning food I don't think you could do much better in Palmerston North . The side dish of seasonal vegetable in a bernais sauce is to die for! Top...More

Thank Patrick M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It's a good venue to order a flat white, meet friends and catching up on what's happening around town.

Thank Motorcycle9
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Very happy with the range of menu items to choose from for brunch - great choices for a vegetarian too. Service was friendly and prompt and loved that the tea was served in retro china cups. My only gripe is that the vegetarian breakfast came...More

Thank xpressoholic
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Came here for dinner as a family before an event we had to go to, I found the service was great and didn't take long to get meals although the standard of the food was not what I expected from a place like this.

Thank Camleca
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Oh my goodness, what a delicious breakfast in such ambience with excellent service! The presentation was out of this world! We certainly experienced a piece of heaven ! Me and Gabrielle absolutely loved it ! We'll be returning for sure.

1  Thank BindyC70
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I would gave liked to be able to correct the typos in my revuew 🤓
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
This restaurant does not close at 4.pm. it closes late.
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$25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
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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