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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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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good38%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (9 reviews)
“french toast” (3 reviews)
“scones” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
41 The Square | The Grand Building, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We had our wedding catered by Gerard. He was able to advise us about fresh seasonal food and flavour combinations. His passion and knowlege on things "foodie" helped create a devine menu of amazing appetisers and a delicious dinner. Gerard was also happy to work...More

Thank keagles2017
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Ate in here on 3 different occasions - once for breakfast (pancakes & bacon) and twice for lunch - chicken & mushroom dumplings with kimchee and a chef's tasting platter. Service was really good and the food was fantastic. Definitely a pleasant surprise.

Thank PHegarty
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available
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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