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Contemporary, Healthy, Café
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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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Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations

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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great breakfast and lunch cafe

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Thorndon
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Wellington New Zealand
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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Wellington New Zealand
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 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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6 reviews 6 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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133 reviews 133 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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Wairarapa, New Zealand
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69 reviews 69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We stopped here a deux on our drive to New Plymouth. I had the Eggs Benedict which were decent, and my hubby had the Big Breakfast. The coffee, by all accounts, was good; and my herbal tea was generous and delicious. I'd certainly come here again.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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181 reviews 181 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

When passing through Wanganui we always try to fir in a coffee or meal at Parnell's. Excellent food either from the cabinet or blackboard menu. This time I had their steak sandwich - which I can definitely recommend. My wife had pancakes and staff were happy to provide a little jug with some more maple syrup when requested. Great coffee... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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260 reviews 260 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

There are many reasons why this is a shining light in Wanganui - great coffee, good food, lovely outdoor area. I really enjoy sitting on the stools at the window overlooking the street watching the world go by. There's not many good places to visit in Wanganui for lunch, but this is probably one of the best - so take... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014 via mobile

We had breakfast at Parnells on a Sunday morning based on a recommendation from Aotea Motor Lodge and weren't disappointed. We were in early so the service was quick and friendly. Good food (the cornbread was delicious) and well made coffee made this a great start to the day. Just keep an eye out for the little, brown finches that... More 

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Wanganui, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

My daughter and I went for a coffee and ended up having brunch on Sunday 12 October. Parnell's was busy and the service was excellent. The best Eggs Benedict I ever had. I will definitely go again!

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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: Contemporary, Healthy, Café

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?