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Parnells cafe and gallery

349 Victoria Avenue, Wanganui, New Zealand
+64 3457770
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Ranked #16 of 59 Restaurants in Wanganui
Price range: $4 - $15
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cuisines: Contemporary, Healthy, Café
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: Fresh, homemade food and Mojos coffee. Always a must in Wanganui to eat, coffee and view gallery. Fantastic gelato.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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172 reviews 172 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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103 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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31 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I come here for a coffee and a slice often with friends. Service is ok but cold be more engaging and friendly. I like that every day they have a specific coffee and snack deal I go on wednesdays and get the coffee and slice for $6.50 which works out to save a lot. I like the chocoblok slice the... More 

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New Zealand
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54 reviews 54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014 via mobile

Have been here a few times and it never quite stacks up. The food is quite expensive for some very average offerings. The coffee is ok but not consistent and for such an average place there is always a wait before your order is taken. The tables are very close which can be quite uncomfortable as well.

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27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The food and service is fantastic. Decor is beautiful especially the selection of art around the cafe. Only thing stoping this place from getting an excellent rating is the coffee. The barista needs to touch up their coffee making skills, but the coffee was still good. Looking forward to my next visit.

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Wellington
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5 helpful votes 5 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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 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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Additional Information about Parnells cafe and gallery

Address: 349 Victoria Avenue, Wanganui, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3457770
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Wanganui
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
Average Prices: USD 4 - 15
Cuisine: Contemporary, Healthy, Café

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