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Cafe Express Restaurant

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41 The Square | The Grand Building, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
+64 6-353 8440
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good38%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (10 reviews)
“french toast” (3 reviews)
“scones” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
41 The Square | The Grand Building, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had breakfast there this morning. Loved the coffee and we had a selection of breakfasts which where all solid efforts. Nice friendly staff. Would visit here again.

Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Great food to supplement the awesome Havana coffee. Highly recommend the baby grand for breakfast and the open steak sandwich for lunch.

Thank nickegnz
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Friendliest of staff, reasonably priced, great cooking...zings with flavour, beautifully presented and all with a smile and good humour.

Thank Poppy G
Reviewed 30 August 2017

I was recommended to stop for brunch at Cafe Express, and was not disappointed. Great coffee, perfect omelette, and Margaret had the "Baby Grand", essentially a lady's version of a "boy's big breakfast". Great central location on the square.

Thank Ian J
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

This cafe is a very good example of a Kiwi style cafe. I had breakfast here recently on my first visit to Palmerston North in over a decade. Service was friendly and efficient. Food was great. The menu was what you would expect from a...More

Thank Ant W
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Had a one night stop in Palmy with friends. Saw the sign that said cafe of the year, so decided to stop and eat brekky. I had the baked beans and they were yummy. Friend had muesli and enjoyed. My only minor criticism would be...More

Thank Nick B
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Looked like a great place, it was and a very clean place with happy staff, To us that makes all the difference. Great food and will be back for sure.

Thank daibach999
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Followed trip advisor and went to cafe express for a late brunch. Although the place was quite dark and it was a very cold day, the atmosphere in the cafe was warm and friendly.although it was very busy the staff were very helpful and soon...More

Thank celine805
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Went there for lunch. Ordered a couple of the tapas which all had great flavours and French toast from the all day breakfast menu. The food had some great flavours. This place is very busy though and since we went at peak lunch time we...More

Thank Fakeittillyoumakeit
Reviewed 29 April 2017

The three of us had the same dish for lunch (without discussing it!): Beef Bourguignon. Very recommendable, served by friendly staff, and reasonably priced just under 25 dollars. Can't really comment on much else, but would be happy to return and try something different.

Thank martinrummel
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 The Square | The Grand Building, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Palmerston North
  • Phone Number: +64 6-353 8440
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