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Parnells Cafe Gallery and Garden Art

££ - £££Cafe, ,
349 Victoria Avenue, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand
+64 6-345 7770
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good44%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (11 reviews)
“gelato” (12 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, Contemporary, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
££ - £££
349 Victoria Avenue, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand
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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 7 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 2 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 4 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 4 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 25 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 4 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

Reviewed 6 August 2017

Called in for takeout coffee{delicious} and asked for Toasted Panini which looked delicious. Coffee came out and I waited for Panini... and waited until eventually a waitress asked if I was waiting for takeout. She checked in the kitchen and came back with, it will...More

Thank ja206
Te Aroha M, Owner at Parnells Cafe Gallery and Garden Art, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Hi ja206 My sincere apologies. I will speak with kitchen staff and ensure that the issue is properly addressed so that it doesn't happen again. I am really sorry that we fell far short of providing good service.

Reviewed 11 July 2017

Great coffee and breakfast ...and after breakfast icecream for my daughter. It was lovely and warm when we were there at 9.30am with a gas fire burning on a cold morning. Staff were friendly.More

Thank CharlieBrown555
Te Aroha M, Owner at Parnells Cafe Gallery and Garden Art, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2017

Hi CharlieBrown55 So pleased that you enjoyed your breakfast and gelato and that you also enjoyed the cosiness of the fire. I totally agree with you - so nice to enter a warm room during our chilly weather. Thanks for taking the time to share...More

Reviewed 11 July 2017

A quiet Sunday morning Brekky after a fairly heavy night out on the Saturday was just the best at Parnells. Their Black Board menu is substantial and hits the spot for either something light and tasty or the substantial Big Breakfast if you are a...More

Thank ActionHero47
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$14
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, Reservations, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
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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Fresh, homemade food and Mojos coffee. Always a must in Wanganui to eat, coffee and view gallery. Fantastic gelato.
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