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The Elm Cafe

283 Fitzherbert Avenue, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
+64 6-355 4418
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good40%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (19 reviews)
“kedgeree” (5 reviews)
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Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
283 Fitzherbert Avenue, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
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Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

We didn’t have a lot of time & they did appear busy but the young lady that was serving found us a table quickly. Standard of food was good, we didn’t have to wait long, French toast was lovely & coffee was great. Parking was...More

Thank Ursh503
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Location is very handy, food good. However, it’s really noisy and the staff could improve their PR skills!

Thank Stevecpnz
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Nice and handy to town. Good parking and plenty of tables including outside. Good service and friendly staff great brunch menu on offer. Our food was delicious. Nice and Warm inside.

Thank Markyparknz
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

The Elm never disappoints on food, delicious as always. But today I was most impressed with the staff. I'd neglected to book a table and on a rainy Friday it seemed that everyone wanted to lunch here. Lots of reserved tables and a queue. Despite...More

Thank Brigid F
Reviewed 11 August 2018

The kitchen staff are the same and food is excellent but the front of house / waitresses are different. Odd unexplained extras added to menu items = 15% extra on bill. Avoid until billing is more transparent....

1  Thank SimlaStreet
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Just been on a big bike ride on our e.bikes so needed to replenish the body. Latte and cake did the trick. Heaven.siting out side in the sun.

Thank billjohnson291
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Lovely meal, just the right size for lunch, nice wine selection. Service was OK we had to call the waitress over when we wanted to order coffee, they just left us alone and didn't check if we required anything else. Could have been more attentive.

Thank Glenda G
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

Came here with some friends to celebrate and the food was delicious. The mushrooms and the eggs bene were Devine and cooked to perfection. Lovely staff and great environment

Thank Jade F
Reviewed 8 July 2018

Great service and decent, but not broad menu, and very reasonable prices. Fast delivery of meals and excellent food quality and taste. Noisy when very busy.

Thank brady1968
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

I came in to what seemed a modernised old school bakery truck stop, it was nice and warm cosy, with just enough light to have a nice feel to it. The music playing in the background was perfect choices, with old school hits by Jason...More

Thank Alexander K
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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 283 Fitzherbert Avenue, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Palmerston North
  • Phone Number: +64 6-355 4418
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