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Cafe Express

41 The Square | The Grand Building, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
+64 6-353 8440
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good36%
  • Average3%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“brunch” (12 reviews)
“french toast” (3 reviews)
“tapas” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
41 The Square | The Grand Building, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
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Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Arrived on a Sunday morning with a large group and found this cafe which had a lot of spare tables - we were told by a very sour waitress that they didn’t do groups over 10 because that was too many to serve?? I couldn’t...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank alexc0ughlan
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Really like the service, and although we only had coffees, I liked the look of the food being walked to other tables. The coffee is excellent and the service is with a smile. My third time here and I do enjoy coming. For these rare...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank BruceFarquhar
Reviewed 23 August 2018

Visited cafe for breakfast with my partner and daughter, placed an order for daughters meal and one eggs benedict to share, this is something we have always done as neither of us are big breakfast eaters and this has NEVER been a problem at any...More

Date of visit: April 2018
1  Thank MarkR7064
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

This is popular cafe and have visited it number of times. With a friend for Sunday brunch (19th August) we went along. It was busy which indicates popularity . What spoilt a otherwise nice meal - coffee good and good choice of menu items -...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Ewen_Sharon
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

We have been customers for many years but have been very disappointed in our last several visits. The breakfast has been poorly cooked and half of it was cold. And in the last 2 visits the cabinet has been almost empty of food and there...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Susan K
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

My cheese scone was delicious, it was more like a muffin and was freshly baked. Due to being busy I had finished my scone with no sign of my coffee so I asked for it in a take away cup and the staff were more...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Alipa50
Reviewed 31 July 2018

Had breakfast at Cafe Express today. Ordered the Avocado on toast with egg and spinach. When I asked for an extra plate to share the meal with my friend, I was told by the waitress she could not provide an additional plate or cutlery as...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Jen D
Reviewed 30 July 2018

Our group of 8 people had breakfast here, I had the half Grand Breakfast which was actually a perfect size, the coffee was good and all our meals came out together which was impressive. Nice atmosphere, Good food (not fussy), good portions, and good service.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank 230KELLYR
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Pot of tea was hot which a lot of places cant do for some reason. Ordered the eggs benny and what a taste bud sensation. would highly recommend.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank deborah m
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

Breakfast is always good. We love the big breakfast called The Grand. One of our favorite restaurants, right on the square. The staff are always friendly.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank CarlaP3768
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, 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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