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Cafe Express Restaurant

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) #15 of 158 Restaurants in Palmerston North $$ - $$$ Cafe, , European
41 The Square | The Grand Building, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
+64 6-353 8440
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good37%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (9 reviews)
“french toast” (3 reviews)
“eggs bene” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
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 1 week ago 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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

Thanks to TripAdvisor for putting us on to this cafe. Located just on the Square, at the library and George St corner, it is in an area with lots of good cafes. If it's breakfast you are after, this is a great part of town...More

Thank Michelle S
Reviewed 26 April 2017

We came here on a beautiful autumn day and had a great breakfast in this busy vibrant cafe. It has a great outlook to the Square and is obviously popular with the locals - and deservedly so. It does the brunch thing efficiently and well.

Thank JRD1000
Reviewed 3 March 2017

I dropped in for a breakfast this week and broke away from my standard bacon and eggs! Enjoyed the muesli and fruit. It was fresh and tasty. Good coffee too! A lovely sunny morning and nice food is a great way to start the day!

Thank mckiwi2016
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Friendly and helpful staff, always polite and helpful, even when busy. Excellent breakfast menu and plenty of choice for lunch. Large serving sizes, flavoursome and beautifully presented meals.

Thank Bevan H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Business meetings
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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