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Cafe Express

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41 The Square | The Grand Building, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
+64 6-353 8440
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good39%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (11 reviews)
“french toast” (3 reviews)
“tapas” (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 27 June 2016

We were impressed by the strong, hot, coffee. The genuine friendly service and the quality of the food. We happened to be there at 9.30am thankfully - it gets busy in there quickly.

Thank LianneJ57
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Lively cafe - well placed for morning winter sun. Several people sitting outside even in June. Efficient staff; not long wait for food. Eggs Benedict with bacon was $15.90 and good. Flat white $4. Good value Will definitely return

Thank Ernlei
Reviewed 25 April 2016

We go to Cafe Express every time we go to Palmerston North to catch up with family and enjoy the best coffee! Brilliant coffee every time, their consistency is why I rate them so highly! Service is great, staff are always smiling and welcoming, which...More

Thank BecaMoss
Reviewed 22 April 2016

go there weekly for a coffee and something to eat, always enjoy it, great food and good service, sometimes meet there for a birthday lunch, have tried several salad based meals always yummy

Thank rockchick54
Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

Had a great breakfast meeting here, and it was ideal. The food came out quickly and was very nice. We had a mix of dishes - eggs on toast, mince on toast and eggs benny. The eggs were perfectly cooked. The coffee was very good...More

Thank Juliette D
Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

I really appreciated not just the availability of gluten free options but a separate menu to make choosing easier. Enjoyed wonderful gluten free French toast with bacon and maple syrup...yum! Fabulous service too.

Thank PallasNZ
Reviewed 13 March 2016

Very quick and friendly service. The coffee and green tea excellent. The food generous and well cooked however felt a little more crispness with flavours and texture would have elevated it to great.

Thank Patrick H
Reviewed 11 March 2016 via mobile

Ate at Cafe Express 4 mornings this week. The food was delicious, the service promo and friendly and the coffee was outstanding. Highly recommended

Thank P468VTianw
Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

Very patient and friendly staff. The chef's platter (small) was great as a snack for three of us. The tea was nice too ☺

Thank Sam H
Reviewed 27 February 2016

An excellent location with ample parking. Friendly staff, excellent food variety, and clean. Wooden floors probably make for a somewhat noisy atmosphere, but we keep going back so it is not a deterrent .

Thank Aroha8
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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, 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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