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Parnells cafe and gallery

349 Victoria Avenue, Wanganui, New Zealand
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Ranked #13 of 56 restaurants in Wanganui
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: Fantastic food and Mojos coffee. Always a must in Wanganui to eat, coffee and view gallery.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: Fantastic food and Mojos coffee. Always a must in Wanganui to eat, coffee and view gallery.
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  • English first
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English first
Wellington
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We ate here on a cold Sunday morning. The cabinet food looked amazing, but we wanted something more breakfasty and light. The blackboard menu obliged. I had really good fresh fruit salad with yoghurt and also a side of (rye?) toast. Great Mojo coffee and cute little caramel lolly on the side. The food was all of a very high... More

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Ruakaka
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Called in to grab take away coffees as leaving Wanganui. Was the best coffee I had while staying in Wanganui. Looked clean and bright. Service was efficient and friendly.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

A lovely cafe, just far enough up Victoria Ave to be out of the main shopping area, parking easy, food amazing, atmosphere lovely, staff very accommodating. Great place :)

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I was in Wanganui on business for a week so was really relying on this site to help me avoid the pitfalls of dining away. I had read all these good reviews regarding Parnell’s and convinced my work colleague to have lunch there. It is the place to go I told him! The menu looked like your average cafe food,... More

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Hawera
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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Lovely decor, plenty of seating areas to choose from, indoors, outdoors, window bar, couch by the fire. Plenty to browse at while you wait as there is also a gallery area....And wait...there was a long line at the counter for orders...it did give you time to fully take in the mouth watering array of sweet and savoury delights in the... More

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Wanganui, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

I have been to this café a few times and they have always been slow with service but the food is normally fine. Today dirty tables 20 minute wait for coffee and 30 minute wait for cooked breakfast which was only warm. One person on the coffee machine doing coffee, milk shakes and serving ice cream no matter how busy... More

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Wanganui, New Zealand
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Beautiful food and great coffee. Pleasant & clean decor with option of inside or outside. Fantastic crafts/art available to browse & purchase as well. Definitely one of my favourite cafes.

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Wanganui, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

My husband & I have eaten from the cabinet many times, and have always enjoyed the food. Good range of herbal teas (Green Gunpowder included) and the Gelato selection is very popular with Collegiate school students. Art works on the walls all for sale - there are some quirky plaques around, and the gallery at the back of the property... More

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Wanganui, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

My partner and I have often had a good coffee here and like the selection of both savoury and sweet items in the cabinet - all really home made. Only occasionally eaten from the menu - slightly dearer than other local cafes with similar choices. Cafe can be noisy when full due to concrete floors but offers various places to... More

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

The eggs benedict was just average like almost every other café in Wanganui who serves a rather plain eggs bene. The gluten free toast was the only gluten free option although I would like to see more inspiration such as potato cakes or kumara rosties as gluten free options rather than having to pay extra for hashbrowns. Gluten free customers... More

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