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“great location” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mud Ducks

Mud Ducks
Ranked #2 of 7 Coffee & Tea in Whanganui
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe, European, New Zealand
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Good for: Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, View
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Masterton, Wellington, New Zealand
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“great location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2013

you cant beat coffee on a nice sunny day sitting in the sun by the Wanganui river.
this cafe has one of the better locations in Wanganui
the staff are friendly and the food is good, but it is the location and atmosphere that makes this 1 of the better cafe's in town
go on a nice sunny day and you wont be disappointed.

Visited October 2013
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English first
Whanganui, New Zealand
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great place to eat/drink”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2013

Mud ducks is a restaurant next to the Information Centre and beside the Wanganui River. The restaurant has great coffee and a good variety of finger food if you just want a quick snack. If you are in Wanganui on a Saturday, the local markets are in the same area. These markets have a wide variety of products and Mud Ducks is an ideal stopover after walking the market area.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Whanganui, New Zealand
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Try the Duck Pate”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2013

Being locals we have walked past this gem on the way to the Saturday markets regularly. We finally decided to try it out and were very impressed.
The duck pate was divine and obviously made fresh on site. Delicious and with plenty of crusty bread to use . Not a mean serving and good value.

Views of the river from indoor or outdoor seating is a bonus and we noticed the staff seemed very obliging to those with dogs who stopped for a coffee while walking the adjacent updated river boardwalk. One even provided a water bowl for a dog owner so they could sit and relax a while. Good skills!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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79 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2013

We've eaten here before and I had my usual - French Toast. This time it was disappointing. The toast was cooked so that the surface had caramelised and was chewy. The caramel stuck to my teeth and I feared I'd loose a tooth or a filling. I ate the bacon and banana but couldn't eat the toast for fear of a large dentist bill! Hot chocolate was good as usual.

Visited September 2013
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Thank Aardkiwi
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Quick stop for coffee”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2013

After a morning of strolling the art gallleries in Wanganui, we stopped here for a coffee and slice. It was very nice, the staff were friendly and the slices were devine!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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