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The Big Orange

Victoria Ave, Whanganui, New Zealand
+64 6-348 4449
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good44%
  • Average8%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (8 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Victoria Ave, Whanganui, New Zealand
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Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Visited cafe in weekend. Cabinet food was good but we had a 25 minute wait for takeaway coffee- would've appreciated being told the wait was going to be this long as wouldn't have ordered if I knew. To rub salt in the wound, someone who...More

1  Thank CatherineTT100
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Only had coffees here but the food cabinet looked great. Service prompt and friendly in smart surroundings.

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Although we had our best breakfast here, including my mother in-laws scrambled eggs, the place let itself down somewhat. The seating through to the bar was fine but the bar looked untidy and I had to pass the kitchen to get to the toilet and...More

1  Thank meatm8
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Wanted to try this popular cafe, as it looked relaxed & quirky! We came for breakfast before a long 5.5 hour road trip & it was the perfect hearty meal we could of had! Eggs Benedict & Lambs fry & bacon. Yum... happy customers, friendly...More

Thank Natasha G
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Outstanding breakfast and great coffee + service. Highly recommend to anyone passing thru Wanganui!.

Thank Chris F
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Another of our regular haunts, the Big orange is a cafe/restaurant. Often we are there just for coffee but we have occasionally had lunch there as well. The interior is quiet but quite dark, so best to eat outside if you want some light. The...More

Thank Shannon R
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

This cafe is a wasted opportunity! Such a great location and building but the service and atmosphere are lacking. Pros- Tasty soup. Cons- *Our waitress was dressed in basketball kit. *One table had a table cloth the rest didn't. *The chai latte tasted lemoney. *We...More

Thank Nicola163
Reviewed 22 December 2016

If visiting Wanganui, The Big Orange is situated right in town and can't be missed. Their meals are great and locally made.

Thank ReviewsNZ
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Don't go to Ceramic if you want fancy surroundings. But if you want exceptional food then this is the place to go. We had the pork belly and the venison and it was fantastic

Thank Colin and Carol... W
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

I ordered the coffee around 2:30pm when every other customer has their drinks. However, my coffee comes after around 20mins.

Thank Karen Z
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Open Hours
08:30 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Victoria Ave, Whanganui, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Whanganui
  • Phone Number: +64 6-348 4449