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Top 5 eateries in Manawatu

Café Cuba is an iconic place in Palmerston North serving up a huge range of delicious sweet and savoury treats that fit well with anyone’s budget. Their drinks are crafted to perfection with takeaway options available for on the go people. They also cater to groups with beautifully crafted sharing plates available at high quality yet doable prices. This café is a must for any trip to Palmy.

2) Nero Restaurant 

If you are looking for somewhere a little bit classy to go out for dinner, Nero ticks all the boxes. They are set up to cater for all types of dining experiences, from casual meals to weddings or corporate dinners. They boast awards such as lifetime ambassadorship from beef and lamb NZ and it shows in the expertly crafted menu they serve up each night. Definitely one to check out for those special occasions. Photo// Nero Restaurant

3) Haru Japanese 

If you are seeking something a little more exotic in nature, Haru comes well-recommended with food and prices that cannot be beaten. They cater for the vegan, vegetarian and even gluten free among us and don’t ever substitute on taste. Much recommended would be the chocolate ball for dessert as it has been described as an absolute show stealer! Photo// Haru Japanese

For a rustic and hearty meal with a little expertly-crafted booze, Brew Union in the heart of Palmy is not one to be missed. With a friendly and accepting vibe they offer a specialty menu of fresh house-brewed beer and a range of beer and cider sourced from independent breweries across the country. Pair that with their delectable menu - including wood fired pizzas - and you have yourself a very enjoyable evening. Photo//Brew Union Brewing Co.

5) Barley

For those of us who boast a natural and animal-free eating style Barley is an all vegan café style eatery that focusses on bringing exciting new ideas to the vegan world. Their food is enjoyed by vegans and non-vegans alike as it bursts with flavour at a very affordable price. They even cater to the drink-lovers out there with many vegan milk options to enhance that morning coffee experience. Photo//Barley

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