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59 George Street | City Centre, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
+64 6-357 2614
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good36%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
59 George Street | City Centre, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Travelled through Palmy last year and tried Barista, I should of reviewed it then because it was great, so 1 year later I’m here again and I have to this time!, just had the Veggie Brekkie, it was amazing and well sized for the hungriest...More

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been to Barista for lunch many many times. I like several dishes from there. There are vegetarian and vegan options. My normal dish is the vegetarian breakfast. For a change, I ordered the grilled portobello and the vegan salad from the cabinet. 2...More

1  Thank Nok C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place, great atmosphere, excellent service, coffee superb and food, no better place to go in Palmerston North.

Thank Fiona M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pop in for a coffee and cake and you will leave satisfied! Havent tried the menu yet but coffees and cakes have all been wonderful

Thank Natalia S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cant speak highly enough about our experience at Barista. Aba our waiter was first class and also took care of our gluten free and dairy free diners. incredible decor and beautiful meals and coffee - best cafe/restaurant in the North Island.

1  Thank MarynSteve_13
Reviewed 14 January 2018

For a quick snack or a multi course, celebration meal, Barrista comes through every time. Their High Teas are so popular they have to be booked weeks in advance, and give a special event feel to an afternoon tea. I love the savoury options in...More

1  Thank Elizabeth G
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Great coffee and very helpful team, we adapted our order and they delivered....no extra cost and it was simply superbly presented (field mushrooms instead of gluten on the eggs bene) and the dish was cooked too perfection. Top notch and has been consistent for years....More

1  Thank Sandy H
Reviewed 12 January 2018

Whenever we ask our friends and family in Palmerston North where we should go for Brunch or Coffee, Barista is the first recommendation out of their mouths. As soon as we walked into the Cafe we amazed by the decor - so different and inviting....More

1  Thank simoneruby
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

Salmon and lamb shank meals were both great. Ice cream sundaes to die for. Service was excellent but we did choose a quiet night. Highly recommended.

1  Thank John E
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

We came across this Cafe by chance, being visitors to the city. It was fabulous. We had one Gf meal and the tastes were sublime. Great coffee. Personable service. Go and enjoy.

1  Thank NapierAro
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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$26
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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, 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
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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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