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Parnells Cafe Gallery and Garden Art

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Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free, European, Contemporary, Healthy
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349 Victoria Avenue, Whanganui, New Zealand
6463457770
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7:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Whanganui, New Zealand
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good place to meet and enjoy time together - service was good and food very tasty and without having to listen to loud music

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Thank john752016
Auckland, New Zealand
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Popped in for lunch the other dat...never been there before. There were only four of us, but three had to send their meals back because they weren't hot enough! Not a good percentage....esp. Something as basic as mince on toast....and when they returned it, they'd clearly simply shoved the plate in to microwave and zapped it to death. That way,... More 

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Thank Zinc707
Te Aroha M, Owner at Parnells Cafe Gallery and Garden Art, responded to this review

Hi Zinc707 Firstly, I do like your sense of humour. Not so hot - indeed! I am ashamed that your food was so poorly presented and even more that the dishes returned were not fresh. This is serious and our cafe manager will be following up on this immediately. Every customer deserves the best food we can produce and clearly... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This little Cafe was right next door to my Motel (Siena Motor Lodge) Went several times to eat here. Great selection of excellent food, and pricing was very affordable. Staff were great - and establishment was very clean. Only downside was they were always so busy so queues were slower at times - but it was well worth the wait.... More 

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Thank Jeanne N
Te Aroha M, Owner at Parnells Cafe Gallery and Garden Art, responded to this review

WOW Jeanne. Thank you SO much for your wonderful review. It means a great deal to us to receive a commendation like yours. I'm sure Nadine and the staff will be stoked to read your comments. Along with your fabulous comments we take on board that issue of timeliness. Sincere thanks. More 

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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice eggs benedict. Happy with the service and the speed in which the food was delivered. Nice art work to be viewed while eating too

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Thank joannelC56YV
Te Aroha M, Owner at Parnells Cafe Gallery and Garden Art, responded to this review

Hi Joanne Thanks so much for your very positive review. Also very pleasing that you appreciated the service of our staff. We would like to add more artwork to our displays, especially from local artists. Still working on this. Thanks again - your feedback is much appreciated. More 

Reigate, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

Great place to go, nice staff and a good menu. Mojo coffee and we'll made. Had the muesli and fruit (I've had it a couple of times) great flavor and a good size. A well priced place to go for breakfast. There bacon sandwich is great too.

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Thank James W
Te Aroha M, Owner at Parnells Cafe Gallery and Garden Art, responded to this review

Hi James W. Thanks so much for your very positive review. We do appreciate customer feedback and endeavour to provide the best food and service we can. We appreciate the time you take to let us know about your experience at Parnells. More 

2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

With some friends we visit the cafe every week for a coffee and enjoy the friendly staff ! We also celebrate our birthdays with a lunch together like today! I can recommend the cafe for come togethers and also for family gatherings

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Thank Bep M
Te Aroha M, Owner at Parnells Cafe Gallery and Garden Art, responded to this review

Thank you Bep M. As a regular customer you are really valued and I'm sure our staff enjoy you too! It is an honour for us, that you choose Parnells to celebrate specal times with family and friends. More 

Levin, New Zealand
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43 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

WOW, the best breakfast I've had anywhere, tasty, well presented. nice surroundings and great service with friendly staff, very much TOP MARKS for the entire experience, keep up the great work guys.

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Thank SUPREMEMIKE
Te Aroha M, Owner at Parnells Cafe Gallery and Garden Art, responded to this review

Hi Suprememike SOOOO delighted to receive your feedback. We continue to work on delivering consistently excellent food and excellent customer service. Customer feedback is really important to us. Thanks so much! More 

Stratford, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful selection of tasty food in display cabinet. Also great range of flavours of gelato. I had a salmon dish was delicious, serving size just right. My husband had bacon & egg pie that he really enjoyed. Service was quick even through they were busy. Will go back next time we in Wanganui. Need to try some gelato.

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Thank 808astrid2015
Te Aroha M, Owner at Parnells Cafe Gallery and Garden Art, responded to this review

Hi 808astrid2015. Thanks you so much for your excellent review for Parnells Cafe. It is so gratifying to receive customer reviews as they help identify where our strengths (and weaknesses) are. It is a pleasure to know that your experience was excellent as this is our ultimate goal - to provide the best we can for all who choose to... More 

Whanganui, New Zealand
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

Had the gourmet steak sandwich and my wife had the BLAT. Both meals were excellent and great coffee to go with. They have fitted acoustic panels to the ceiling since we were last there and the atmospher is much better now as there are no annoying echo's like there used to be. Well worth the return visit and we will... More 

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1 Thank Ekim007
bsmack2014, Owner at Parnells Cafe Gallery and Garden Art, responded to this review

Thank you so much Ekim007 for your very positive review of Parnells Cafe. It is always great to hear from customers and we really appreciate comments that help us to offer the best we can for our customers. So pleased you enjoyed your meal. Olive Mackintosh, Owner. More 

Opunake, New Zealand
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

I will never pass this cafe when travelling through Wanganui. Best coffee, best atmosphere with friendly and efficient staff. Always impressed with the display of food and huge variety. Love visiting this cafe, a MUST have coffee and cake place. We also had breakfast and lunch here on other occasions! Don't drive by...go inside!! You won't be disappointed...always loads of... More 

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1 Thank Hermien V
bsmack2014, Owner at Parnells Cafe Gallery and Garden Art, responded to this review

hermienv - Any cafe owner would be absolutely delighted to receive a commendation like yours! Your comments mean a great deal to us and we look forward to continuing to provide the best food and service we can. Many thanks. Olive Mackintosh, Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$4 - $13
Cuisine
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free, European, Contemporary, Healthy
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 349 Victoria Avenue, Whanganui, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Whanganui
  • Phone Number: 6463457770
Description
Fresh, homemade food and Mojos coffee. Always a must in Wanganui to eat, coffee and view gallery. Fantastic gelato.

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