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“Just Superb”
Review of Cafe Royale

Cafe Royale
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: New Zealand
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Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Cafe Royale is open 7 days in Palmerston North's iconic art deco Square Edge building. We make our own organic breads and cakes. We roast our own coffee under the Cowshed Coffee label. We carefully source other ingredients and free range meats to produce awesome food. Enjoy with delicious craft beers and New Zealand wines. Check out our menus on our website, and keep an eye out for upcoming events. Or just call in and say hello.
Reviewed 20 July 2021

What a Superb place to visit and the atmosphere is fantastic, called in for a coffee and something to eat. The date scones we had were without a doubt the best we have ever had anywhere and the taste of them was out of this world and that seemed to bring out the taste even more with the Caramel Lattes we had which were 1st class as well.( so well done ) The building itself is a lovely old place with fantastic wooden floors and love the quirky handle on the door that is real old school.
Just first class service from an obviously well organized team and cannot wait to come back for a full Lunch.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Thank Robert R
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Robert W, Owner at Cafe Royale, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2021

Thanks for the review. Did you know that our coffee is unique? We import and blend our own coffee beans. We focus on local suppliers, with a strong emphasis on quality which you noticed. We look forward to seeing you again sometime soon.

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Reviewed 10 April 2021

My partner and I love this cafe.So many delicious things to choose from. The lemon, orange cake and potato hash with extra crispy bacon is our favourite, definitely try the beetroot sauce on top. Always love to stop in on our way to Napier. Staff are always bubbly and friendly makes for a wonderful visit.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Thank Jolemell
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Robert W, Owner at Cafe Royale, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2021

Thanks very much for the review. We aim to use the wonderful array of colours in food to make 'the first bite', one to enjoy.

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Reviewed 8 April 2021 via mobile

It’s great to see this cafe supporting so many local producers! The food is fresh and innovative and the staff are lovely. The only downside to my visit was a rickety chair and a depressing exhibition in the neighbouring gallery space.

Date of visit: April 2021
Thank Faroese776
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Robert W, Owner at Cafe Royale, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2021

Thanks for the review. Finding and supporting local suppliers has been part of our mission since we opened. The exhibitions change every three weeks which we love. Being part of the solution to the climate crisis is our motivation to using local suppliers.

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Reviewed 8 March 2021

Being the first cafe I tried in Palmy, I was thoroughly impressed with the food, the coffee and the service. The front of house were friendly and approachable. The coffee was smooth and beautiful. I ordered the eggs benedict and matcha pancakes. The hollandaise was delicious on the eggs bene. I loved the idea of matcha in pancakes. The mapled almonds with the pancakes made for a sweet/savoury pancake experience. I would highly recommend Cafe Royale for a true foodie experience. The price was good for the quality of the meals. My only disappointment was the avo smash. The avocado tasted off and old, not fresh. And there felt like an overload of spinach and feta on the plate. Other than the avo smash, I would highly recommend this place for beautifully presented meals and beautiful coffee.

Date of visit: March 2021
Thank salemkath00
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Reviewed 11 February 2021

Came here for breakfast with my mum. Have had coffee here before many years ago but never a meal and was curious to see how it was. Went in with the intention of... well, if it's not good then we'll know just to not come back.
It did not in anyway disappoint! Food was yummy, delivered promptly, but most of all I remember the service from both the staff that were on the front and they just made us feel really welcome. Will definitely be back!

Date of visit: January 2021
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Thank djhailz
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