Marbecks Cafe at The Plaza
Palmerston North City 06-358 6482
- Mon – Fri 8.30am – 5.30pm
- Late night Thursday til 9pm
- Sat 8.30am – 5.30pm
- Sun 8am – 5pm
- Business Dining
- Children's Menu
- Scenic View
- Live Music
- Payment Types: EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, Diners
- Price Range: Moderate, $15 - $25
- Dress Code: Casual
- Alcohol: Beer, Wine
- BYO/Corkage: No BYO
- Good For Groups: Yes
- Good For Children: Yes
- Takeaways: Yes
- Delivers: No
- Takes Reservations: Yes
- Dietary Restrictions: Vegetarian, Dairy-free, Gluten-free
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Outdoor Seating: Yes
- Meals: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Late Night
- Wi-Fi: Free
Marbecks Cafe is a brand new cafe within the new Marbecks Music, Movies and Book Store at The Plaza in Palmerston North.
16 Reviews for Marbecks Cafe at The Plaza
Like any cafe/restaurant you go to there are all kinds of people that serve you so wherever I go I always treat people the way I would like to be treated, so I dont get impatient or cranky if they are busy (so my food may take a little longer to come out – or my coffee) but that’s ok. If I’m in a hurry then Ill go to a fast food takeaway…..but if I want nice food from a cafe and see that its busy and I’m not in a hurry then I wait patiently cause I know in the end, it was worth the wait.
I don’t understand why people feel they need to make silly uncalled for remarks about a place just cause they are in a bad mood. If you don’t want to wait for decent food cause a place is busy, then just go home or don’t go in if it looks busy.
So all in all, Marbecks is a great place with excellent service and wonderful food.
Thanks Marbecks team and have a lovely Xmas
A loyal regular…..
I go there most mornings for coffee and/or a snack. Sometimes I pop in for lunch and at weekends my girlfriend and I have gone in for breakfast. The staff are always very friendly and try to be as fast as they can, though you can appreciate that it is a busy place.
I enjoy the cabinet food, especially the muffins, bagels and sandwiches. They also have a decent range of slices and cakes. The cookie fudge is rich and amazing, as is the brownie cheesecake. The brunch meals on the menu are simple but nice and reasonably priced. I’ve described their food to a friend as “man food”. That’s not to say it isn’t classy or any good for women, but the portions are large, well sauced and hearty in flavour. I appreciate that.
The coffee is generally good but, like many cafes, it does depend on who is making it. I would say 90 per cent of my coffees have been nice but they have burnt the beans on occasion and been inconsistent with the temperature. But this is only a small gripe and not enough to deter me from going or detract from the overall experience.
I’d also like to see them open a bit earlier as I have often felt like going in before work for breakfast, only to find the doors closed.
My work is close to a lot of other cafes – OE, Cafe Express, Robert Harris, Bethany’s, Moxies, The Tomato – but I always walk that extra distance to go to Marbecks.
Friends and I regularly go to Marbecks and we always enjoy the food! Have even celebrated a number of friends’ birthdays there!
I had a delicious cheese scone there, yesterday! Yum! Heated and with jam, nothing like it!
Another favourite – the open chicken sammie!
Totally recommend Marbecks to anyone friendly who enjoys good food and great atmosphere!
Thanks Marbecks! Keep up the hard work and see you again soon!
Also was there with girlfriend for breakfast sometimes, really huge and awesome portions, wish I would have known that before
The staff was friendly as hell (allways a smile in face), quick, and it was cheap for what I got!
And it’s a pretty cool place too, love the furniture! Seeking some tables like they got since long for home.
And we could clearly see/hear the staff behind the counter were unhappy about being asked to do their job.
Also, they couldn’t serve us beer as there was apparently no duty manager on AT 2 O’CLOCK in the afternoon on a weekend. So I orderded a Mocha which was terrible.
I will never come back and can’t stress enough how bad the service was. Will be complaining but the staff didn’t have no name badges so I’m sure it won’t go anywhere.
Luckily I was not there in a lunch break or I would’ve gone back to work a very hungry woman. People do not have time to be waiting that long for a simple meal – eggs benedict – I could cook that meal in quarter of the time and I’m not a qualified chef with the expectations of the food industry to comply with.
I was also told the food would only take 10 minutes to come out. If the meal is going to take an hour I believe the cafe should let you know that it’s going to take that long so you have the option of going somewhere else that’s organised enough to get their meals out in an acceptable amount of time.
Not happy and will NOT be going back, except maybe to collect my free coffees…
Although recieved was two free coffee vouchers we will not be back, and my partners sister now has nightmares about going back there.
Sharpen up guys dont mope around taking your time, you have mouths to feed.