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The Elm Cafe

££ - £££Cafe, European,
283 Fitzherbert Avenue, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
+64 6-355 4418
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good42%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (18 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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a business lunch with associates from Auckland and Dunedin. Great food but a bit noisy. Excellent service. Everyone was very happy with the flavours and cost

Thank Matt T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Elm is our go-to for amazing food. Never disappoints! The beef rosette is seriously divine. The service is always awesome too. LOVE this place!

Thank ruthyflee
Reviewed 3 September 2017

the Elm cafe is on one of the main roads into Palmerston North,it has a landscaped courtyard,at the front,for outside diners.the coffee and selection of food is good,and the service also is great.

Thank Strang M
Reviewed 17 August 2017

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 13 August 2017 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 21 July 2017

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 21 July 2017 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 7 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
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, 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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