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Parnells Cafe Gallery and Garden Art

349 Victoria Avenue, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand
+64 6-345 7770
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Overview
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good45%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (10 reviews)
“gelato” (12 reviews)
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CUISINES
Cafe, New Zealand, European, Contemporary, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
349 Victoria Avenue, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 128 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went to this cafe for breakfast before going grocery shopping. Had the Eggs Benedict with bacon and a long black. Can thoroughly recommend this delightful cafe.

Thank Trixie5748
Te Aroha M, Owner at Parnells Cafe Gallery and Garden Art, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Trixie5748 So pleased you enjoyed your eggs benedict and long black before hitting the supermarket. We really appreciate your very positive comments and look forward to seeing you again. All the best! Te Aroha.

Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Came here for breakfast with a family of 4. Fabulous service, the Chef brought the meals out himself & he was lovely. Very accommodating for intolerances. My Mum is Gluten Free and Onion Free. My partner is a very fussy eater as well. Will definitely...More

Thank AJ E
Te Aroha M, Owner at Parnells Cafe Gallery and Garden Art, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017

Thank you AJE So pleased you enjoyed your breakfast at Parnells. Our chef will be delighted with your appreciation. Many thanks for sharing your experience. Te Aroha

Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

We arrived at a busy time on a long weekend so had 30 minute wait for food. We were told it would be 20 minutes so did expect to wait. My coffee was good but my partner found his tea too strong. Breakfast and corn...More

Thank WellingtonJen
Te Aroha M, Owner at Parnells Cafe Gallery and Garden Art, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017

Hi WellingtonJen Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback on your experience. Will pass on your comments for staff to consider how improvements may be made to breakfast and corn fritters. We do want our meals to be special! Te Aroha

Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

A great place to catch up with friends. A bonus is that dogs are welcome when sitting in the courtyard.

Thank Marie-Louise N
Reviewed 8 October 2017

We arrived for a late lunch, when the cafe was only half full. It took 25 minutes to get our food but it was excellent when it arrived. The nachos were yummy and big enough to share. Good selection and prices and friendly staff.

Thank Sandra R
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We were given a voucher for this cafe and decided to redeem it - glad we did, Although it was lunchtime we chose the 'medium' breakfast which turned out to be a very good sized helping of very tasty food Service was very quick considering...More

Thank ADC5022
Te Aroha M, Owner at Parnells Cafe Gallery and Garden Art, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Thank you so much for your feedback ADC5022 Really pleased that you enjoyed your lunch and the service of our staff at Parnells. Giving customers the best food and service we can, is important to us. We appreciate the choice our customers make to come...More

Reviewed 28 September 2017

Stopped here for breakfast on our way to Wellington. Great staff and lovely breakfast. A little gem and by the number of people coming and going, very popular. Our cooked breakfast very good and tailored to our individual needs.

Thank Nigel L
Reviewed 29 August 2017

We are not from Whanganui but visit several times a year and have been going to Parnell's most visits. Food is fine, coffee good and served in good time. Service can be a bit offhand. Last visit the cafe was less than a quarter full....More

Thank fred5712
Te Aroha M, Owner at Parnells Cafe Gallery and Garden Art, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Thank you fred5712 We appreciate all feedback from our customers and I am sorry that the service you received was not as it should have been. This is not usually an issue for our baristas. Thank you for giving us an opportunity to serve you...More

Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Got a chicken burger and coke. First thing I tried was the side of chips and they were way better than I expected, crunchy on the outside and nice and hot within. The burger was even better! With the chicken nicely cooked without being dry....More

Thank BrynTheGabe
Te Aroha M, Owner at Parnells Cafe Gallery and Garden Art, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2017

SO delighted to hear that your experience was so positive BrynTheGabe. Staff will be delighted to receive your message. Thanks for letting us know. Look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 21 August 2017

Had breakfast here in a very cold Whanganui morning, lovely warm inviting cafe with great atmosphere. Breakfast would have to be the tastiest, nicely cooked one I have had in any cafe. Service fast and friendly, would certainly visit again.More

Thank 390mary80
Te Aroha M, Owner at Parnells Cafe Gallery and Garden Art, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Thank you 390mary80 It is always so pleasing to receive such a positive comment from customers. Thank you for taking the time to let us know how pleased you were with your experience at Parnells Cafe. Our customers all deserve the best food and service...More

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$3 - US$13
Cuisine
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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 4500, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Whanganui
  • Phone Number: +64 6-345 7770
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Description
Fresh, homemade food and Mojos coffee. Always a must in Wanganui to eat, coffee and view gallery. Fantastic gelato.
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