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59 George Street | City Centre, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
+64 6-357 2614
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
59 George Street | City Centre, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had the eggs benny, corn fritters with bacon, carrot cake, latte and it was more than satisfying. This is one of my favourite haunts when I was a student. It’s been a while since I have been back. Enjoyed my meal, so happy with...More

Thank Jenise L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to Baristas for lunch and ordered the Corn fritters with bacon. The waitress said that it came with a small salad on the side. Well...small salad was correct. If you call a "salad" a small handful of wilted baby lettuce leaves without dressing!! The...More

Thank Liz W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a very interesting mural on one wall. Also the menu's are very educational. They are within old encyclopedia's. Good food. Good attentive staff

Thank 115blairc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place deserves a 5 just for being open late for coffee. It's the only place I know of where you can get coffee and cake after 9pm. Come on Palmy! Come on! Thank you Barista for holding the fort. Also your florentine deserves an...More

Thank ThePescyPatron
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always a great prelude to a show at Centrepoint theatre. Special menu. Special service. All well above par for a package deal. The food was very very good. The service excellent. The atmosphere fab especially with Saturday Night live music.

Thank Alan M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A group of us went to their high tea for aa friends birthday. We had a very good selection of foods and very nice tea.

Thank Christine M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stopped for coffee and the food looked so good we had an early lunch. Was so nice and good prices. Great service as well. Highly recommend.

Thank Gail S
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Great place to get nice food, (the Chicken Filos are to die for) Great prices and good variety of affordable wines. Hot chocolate is devine and the decor is incredible artwork.. Definitely a place to try out.

Thank rossa960
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Decided to try it...wasn't anything to rave over. Noisy inside & staff looked like they needed a Happy Meal...no service with a smile. Food variety was minimal, quality on par with a coffee lounge. Over priced, nothing spectacular and hard to see why some rate...More

Thank JohnMilnerNZ
Reviewed 31 October 2017

My husband and I popped into Palmerston north for a quick stop so went to the Barista for brunch. We were very pleased with the service, quality of food and decor. I was happy to see a menu just for tea which was served in...More

Thank trish603
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29 December 2016|
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Response from GailShirley | Property representative |
Thanks for asking but the owners have no input into your reviews. I believe you can edit or delete and replace so that might be the only option. Kind regards Gail
14 February 2015|
Response from GailShirley | Property representative |
Barista is open 8am till 11pm every day except Christmas day and Good Friday. I am unable to get Trip Advisor to accept our submitted alterations.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 24
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 59 George Street | City Centre, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Palmerston North
  • Phone Number: +64 6-357 2614
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Open every day 8.00AM - 11.00PM Cafe by day, Bistro by night with Art and Music themes in the popular George Street boutique shopping area near the theatres, Te Manawa Art Gallery & museum, NZ Rugby Museum, City Council Chambers, Convention Centre and the Square.
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