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Parnells cafe and gallery

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Cafe, Contemporary, Healthy
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349 Victoria Avenue, Wanganui, New Zealand
+64 3457770
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, 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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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Busy cafe with great slices!

First trip to Wanganui and was recommended to stop here by the locals, always a good sign. Only had time for morning tea so tried a selection of slices from the cabinet plus a ham and cheese quiche. Food was lovely, particularly the macadamia caramel slice. Ample off street parking plus some... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
bronwync632
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Auckland, New Zealand
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

First trip to Wanganui and was recommended to stop here by the locals, always a good sign. Only had time for morning tea so tried a selection of slices from the cabinet plus a ham and cheese quiche. Food was lovely, particularly the macadamia caramel slice. Ample off street parking plus some quirky outdoor ornaments to buy too.

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bsmack2014, Front Office Manager at Parnells cafe and gallery, responded to this review

Hi Bronwyn. Thank you for your review. Always lovely to read what people from elsewhere think of Parnells. Hope you enjoyed what wonderful Wanganui has to offer. Regards Belinda More 

Wanganui, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

I often go here for lunch, the staff are always bright and helpful. There is a good selection of cabinet food also a blackboard menu for something more .I can recommend the warm chicken salad I only have the half portion which is plenty and at a good price.

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bsmack2014, Front Office Manager at Parnells cafe and gallery, responded to this review

Thank you Jilly for your review. Regards Belinda More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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296 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This is consistently a great place for breakfast when you're in town. There's an extensive range of cabinet and blackboard options (the big breakfast is the best), and they serve great coffee. The only grizzle would be the length of time it takes to place orders - the queue seems to crawl along. At this time of year, it's warm... More 

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bsmack2014, Front Office Manager at Parnells cafe and gallery, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Rick. We appreciate all feedback, and while we do try our best to hurry the queue along, it's hard not to compromise on customer service and ensuring customer orders are correct. Look forward to seeing you again! Regards Belinda More 

Wanganui, New Zealand
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

This cafe never disappoints. The Lemon, Ginger & Honey drink is excellent and there is a wide variety of cakes, savories and meals to choose from. Lots of varied seating, from deep sofas, bar stools by the windows and outside seating too. The local newspaper and magazines to read.

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bsmack2014, Front Office Manager at Parnells cafe and gallery, responded to this review

Hi Frances. Thanks for your review. We love our locals! Regards Belinda More 

Wanganui, New Zealand
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Vibrant, delicious and good proportioned meals. Definitely would go here again. Yummy. I had the lasagne which was a very large piece. It was also served with a delicious salad. My mum had a cappachino which she thoroughly enjoyed and my daughter had the gelato which was absolutely divine.

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bsmack2014, Front Office Manager at Parnells cafe and gallery, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We are so glad you all enjoyed your experience at Parnells. See you soon! More 

Wanganui, New Zealand
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Delicious food, fantastic service. Staff are friendly and helpful. Best savoury mince ever! We'll be back.

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bsmack2014, Front Office Manager at Parnells cafe and gallery, responded to this review

Hi Yvette. Thank you for your review. We really value all feedback. Regards Belinda. More 

Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We liked the very central location, relaxed and friendly style, and art and craft on display. I had a large fruit salad and cream and icecream. It was good value.

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bsmack2014, Front Office Manager at Parnells cafe and gallery, responded to this review

Thank you 444lyn for the feedback. See you again next time you're down this way! Regards Belinda More 

Tauranga, New Zealand
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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bsmack2014, Front Office Manager at Parnells cafe and gallery, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback John. So glad you enjoyed your visit to Parnells. We really value your feedback. Regards Belinda More 

Marton, New Zealand
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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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bsmack2014, Front Office Manager at Parnells cafe and gallery, responded to this review

Hi Susie. Thanks for your feedback. I agree with you that there are times when the queue is long and it's super busy. I've seen the queue go out the door to the car park! But we do try to let customers know when there are long waits on food and coffee so that we can minimise negative responses. Hope... More 

Rugby, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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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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 3 - 12
  • Cuisine: Cafe, 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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