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Parnells cafe and gallery

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349 Victoria Avenue, Wanganui, New Zealand
+64 3457770
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7:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Fresh, homemade food and Mojos coffee. Always a must in Wanganui to eat...
Fresh, homemade food and Mojos coffee. Always a must in Wanganui to eat, coffee and view gallery. Fantastic gelato.
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  • 16
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  • 30
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good place to eat, pleasant surroundings

Easter weekend, not so many places open due to staff costs. So friend suggested Parnells. Well laid out with out side area if weather suits. Breakfast was as ordered, and was good value. A nice touch was a small Easter egg with coffee.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
John A
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Easter weekend, not so many places open due to staff costs. So friend suggested Parnells. Well laid out with out side area if weather suits. Breakfast was as ordered, and was good value. A nice touch was a small Easter egg with coffee.

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Marton, New Zealand
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Long queues mean it's popular I guess tho it takes an age to order then another age for the order to arrive. Once you receive the order the food and coffee are good, not sure it's worth the wait...

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Rugby, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 via mobile

We were staying just round the corner so tried this place for breakfast. It was okay, but a bit 'average' compared to the general standard of NZ breakfasts we have come across. Good coffee and juice but a bit disappointing on the food. Shame we couldn't give half marks as this was a 3.5 for us.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I've been here a few times and always, the coffee and food is very pleasing. At this time of year (late summer) it is good to have the choice of being able to sit inside the main body of the cafe or to sit outside and enjoy your coffee with just a hint of fresh air circulating around you. On... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We thought the hotel menu for breakfast was not good value, so we ate here instead. Good value, good service with large choice of breakfast, so we were well pleased with our decision to eat here.

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Wellington New Zealand
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83 reviews 83 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

One of the best options for breakfast and lunch in Whanganui. Wide range of God, prompt service, reasonably priced, a variety of spaces inside and outside so you can get privacy, sun, or space. Recommended

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Wanganui, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Parnell's Cafe is our cafe of choice, either for catching up over a coffee or having a nice lunch. There are different places to sit, either inside or outside. The service is excellent. It's never a problem sharing a meal and they put it in separate bowls for you, not just an extra set of cutlery like in some places.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Excellent range of food including everything for those gluten free. Coffee was great. Service was excellent. Range of seating to suit everyone.

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San Francisco, California, USA
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164 reviews 164 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Parnell's Cafe is a nice place to take a road break. The cafe is half indoor and 1/2 out in a lovely rose garden. And on a hot day, with the windows open the place is cool and comfortable. We opted for the cabinet food, a salmon frittata and a savory quiche, both served with some salad. I opted for... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Reasonable priced meals, 7 of us for lunch (3 separate orders), 4 meals arrived quick, the last 3 arrived after the first 4 were finished eating even though they were ordered after each other. Good selection to choose from including cabinet food.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 349 Victoria Avenue, Wanganui, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Wanganui
  • Phone Number: +64 3457770

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 14
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Contemporary, Healthy

Description

Fresh, homemade food and Mojos coffee. Always a must in Wanganui to eat, coffee and view gallery. Fantastic gelato.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm

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