Bridge Café is a quirky, country style café situated in Ballance, just a short 25 minute drive from Palmerston North. Fortunate to be surrounded by picturesque native bush and the Manawatu River, the large rustic building and outdoor area provides a beautiful spot worth visiting year-round.


Some of Our Favourites —


Turkish Poached eggs

on garlic greek yoghurt topped w/ fried butter, chilli & fresh dill served w/ toasted bread


Greenlip Mussel Pasta

w/ chilli, garlic, coconut cream & grilled lemon


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One of the delights of life is eating with friends, second to that is talking about eating. And, for an unsurpassed double whammy, there is talking about eating while eating with friends.
— Laurie Colwin


91 Gorge Road
Ballance, New Zealand



10am - 4pm Monday to Friday
8.30am - 5.00pm Saturday & Sunday

Pizza Night 5.30pm- late (summer only)



06 3768004