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The Elm Cafe

) #14 of 158 Restaurants in Palmerston North ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Cafe, European,
283 Fitzherbert Avenue, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
+64 6-355 4418
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good42%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (19 reviews)
“kedgeree” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
283 Fitzherbert Avenue, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 174 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and myself were welcomed and seated for dinner. Ordered wine and cider then our meals. Both meals were excellent, tasty and filling. The staff were very friendly and explained the menu's well. Would definately recommend.

Thank mistypines2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The woman behind the counter was in nice terms extremely short asked for almond milk coffee she said no we don't do that ! I said well would you make a soy her manner was that of someone who is clearly the boss doesn't like...More

Thank 438michele
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Elm is a long standing tradition - its a great local - good for brunch, lunch, dinner, wine and nibbles. Has a country kind of feel (relaxing) on the main road. Great options food wise. I regularly come here for lunch but could see...More

Thank kiwikessler
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On entry service was abrupt and judgemental bordering rude, didn't get better when ordering breakfast. Food was ok nothing great considering the price was reasonably quick coming out. Still we won't be coming back.

Thank N1568R
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

I love this cafe, a bit on the pricey side so good for a special lunch or occasion. I love the place, the staff are wonderful, the food amazing and I love the whole look and feel of the place. Sitting outside on a summers...More

Thank Angela L
Reviewed 8 July 2017

We went to lunch on Friday of this week with our daughter and booked last minute. we got the last table and the place was packed - this didnt deter from the excellent service we received immediately upon arrival. I have been here for breakfast...More

Thank AdventureLodge
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

One of my favourite brunch places in Palmerston North, it's a bit out of the city centre so it's quieter and the food has been consistently good. The crepes are my favourite.

Thank Laura C
Reviewed 29 June 2017

First time at Elm Cafe - recommended by a friend. Customer service was good - fast but not rushed. Eggs Benedict were perfectly cooked and coffee was expertly made. Will definitely return.

1  Thank SimlaStreet
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

I went here with my partner for our first date and we had a lot of fun! The food was great and the medallion steak was definitely a star! In attempt to bring back that memory, we decided to have a brunch on my birthday....More

1  Thank misscilia
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Good food, great coffee and friendly staff. Service great and staff ready and willing to help.Only downside is its a bit noisy at times for those a little hard of hearing.

Thank opunake
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 283 Fitzherbert Avenue, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Palmerston North
  • Phone Number: +64 6-355 4418
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