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Barista Restaurant

59 George Street | City Centre, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
+64 6-357 2614
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (21 reviews)
“beef salad” (11 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
59 George Street | City Centre, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 336 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We came around lunch time. The food choice on the menu is limited and not that enticing. We had the recommended chicken pasta but it was bland. The coffee was ok.

Thank brownSH28
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great service and good quality meal whilst I was visiting the city for business. I would certainly return, maybe even tonight?

Thank Kiwikopkev
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Joined some friends for dinner here. One Ratatouille, one steak, one fish of the day and a lamb shank. And a few glasses of wine and some coffees. All declared their dinners excellent. Lamb shank melted off the bone, fish and steak perfectly cooked... Ratatouille...More

Thank Joanna C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came for breakfast. Coffee was good and hot. Had a cracking blue berry muffin. Nice safe bet for breaky

Thank Rebecca M
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

The best place to eat or drink in Palmerston North. Day or night. Highly recommended. Great food. Great atmosphere. Great location.

2  Thank Hamish D
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Whenever I visit Palmerston North, I can always rely on a good meal from Barista. I would go so far as to say it is an institution. This time I had the BBQ Chicken Linguine and it was delicious. The service was good, although the...More

1  Thank Darren S
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We ordered the plate for two of antipasto. It arrived with a generous serving. the bread was fresh, lightly toasted and excellent, the cheese, olives, salmon were perfect, the beef however was the best, tasty, succulent and tender, full marks for a great antipasto. We...More

2  Thank acj2015
Reviewed 7 September 2017

I have to admit: the first time at Barista I thought it was just another cafe. But then, slowly it became one of my top3 cafe in Palmy. Food is just great, the quality is high and consistence. Next step will be to try it...More

2  Thank GabrieleFP
Reviewed 1 September 2017

I went to this restaurant for an evening booking with a group of 25 people for dinner. The food was exceptionally good, and most impressively, the chef delivered everyone's meal to the table within a minute or two. It's a constant irritation that meals come...More

2  Thank Jason P
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Excellent professional kitchen still turning out quality meals....bunch for us today, eggs benny, great veggie salad, coffee done right, service prompt, clean tidy, priced correctly earns top marks and highest recommendations.

3  Thank r s
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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$25
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, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
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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