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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Sooo. I just went in for a takeaway coffee. Was very weak so went back politely asked for another. same problem. tasted like milk, not much more. so took back again, expecting a refund or stronger coffee. but i got soooo much more.. The passive...aggressive book march past stating abruptly to her staff quote " JUST GIVE HIME A REFUND" unquote. Then then cashier decided to add her two cents and told me very rudely quote " go get your coffee somewhere else" unquote.. Lesson learnt?? DONT GO TO CAFE CUBA IF U WANT A STRONG COFFEE OR GOOD SERVICEMore

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely cafe food. Huge portions. Would recommend. Family friendly. Outdoor and indoor seating. We really enjoyed our lunch.

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 27 December 2021

We brought food for our toddler, who refuses to eat anything else. The owner came to our table and said we couldn’t bring food in. We reasoned that our toddler is currently picky and refuses to eat anything else and that we’ve already ordered meals...and drinks for 2 adults with 4 more people on the way. The owner said, “I don’t care” and proceeded to take our 2-year old son’s food saying, “You can get it back when you leave.” At this point, my wife stood up and offered they would leave with my son to eat on a bench outside. The owner appeared she didn’t understand what my wife was saying and aggressively kept our son’s food away repeating, “You can take it when you leave”. My wife repeated what she said, and the owner finally agreed to give back the food saying, “Fine, go”. Calmly, I talked to her saying she didn’t have to be rude about it. She could have talked to us properly rather than treat us like animals. She said, “I don’t care!” So I gave up and left after asking the cashier for a refund.More

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 25 November 2021

We were recommended this cafe for a qu8ck breakfast or brunch on our way through Palmerston North. The appearance of the cafe was quite funky, and we loved the Cuban vibe - we already love Havana coffee who supply this cafe. The food catered for...many options - my son was pleased with the vegetarian options and loved his toasted sandwich. I had a toasted sandwich as well and it was hot, very tasty, and nicely seasoned - the tomato relish was just right, but not overwhelming! The staff were quick, alert and very friendly! They were happy to provide a box for some of their yummy cake and slices, which I took all the way back to Christchurch. Very impressed and highly recommended!More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 20 June 2021

We had excellent brunch and returned the next day. Everything was very good but it was very noisy. Best book a table at weekends.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 10 May 2021

Managed to book a table on a very busy mothers day lunch time. My daughter asked for a non-dairy iced chocolate - no problem at all and at the same time the server pointed out there was cheese in her meal which my daughter had...forgotten to ask to be remove (great spotting there) so that was really great attention to detail, I got the curry which was really yum... Really enjoyed our meal out... always a great atmosphere and although they were frantically busy we got good service. A place in Palmerston North that you can always guarantee you will get great food.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 29 April 2021 via mobile

Returned here several times for one of the best cafe omelettes. Good variety of indoor and outdoor seating. Excellent coffee too

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 25 April 2021

A wee diamond on the corner of Cuba street a great place for a cheeky breakfast or brunch and having a partner gf and on keto it was great to see a lot of options. Also great to see the emergency services use this wee...diamond to. As a chef from out side of the area I would highly recommend them to everyone, go and be amazed as how well this miltary operation is run and the awesome southern fried benny and the keto benny .More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 12 April 2021 via mobile

Atmosphere was great, and for the most part friendly helpful staff. Not so at the counter when I asked for a gf toasted sandwich. Was met with a sneer and derision and told that they “don’t make gf toasted sandwiches on the weekend”. Few other...savoury gf and egg free options. Very disappointing as the rest of the food and service was good.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 27 March 2021 via mobile

Been several times now and never disappointed- always a good selection of cakes Highly recommend the chicken tacos - yum yum We went with family - including a wee two year old - kids well catered for with a nice kids menu

Date of visit: March 2021
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Yes, Cafe Cuba offers takeaway services.

Cafe Cuba is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4