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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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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good45%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (10 reviews)
“gelato” (12 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, European, Contemporary, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
349 Victoria Avenue, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped for lunch at this restaurant while traveling between Tongariro and Wellington. Excellent food, nice atmosphere - very good ice cream. Good service.

Thank pico1
Te Aroha M, Owner at Parnells Cafe Gallery and Garden Art, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Pico1 Thank you for your feedback. Very happy you enjoyed dining at Parnells. Te Aroha

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were very lucky to have been staying at a nearby Motor Lodge so got to enjoy two breakfasts here at Parnells. Our first was a big breakfast for both of us and they were great. Food was fresh, coffee was extremely nice and the...More

Thank pracsol
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This caf is usually busy and popular with the locals. It can be a little hit and miss with both the coffee and food. I had both great coffee and terrible coffee which is a shame, because it puts you off going again. The food...More

Thank Orkboss
Te Aroha M, Owner at Parnells Cafe Gallery and Garden Art, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Orkboss Thanks for your feedback. Being 'hit and miss' with food and coffee is certainly not acceptable. Every customer at all times deserves the best quality we can provide. That reminder has gone to all staff. The oil and vinegar is very popular with...More

Reviewed 10 November 2017

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 12 November 2017

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 9 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
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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
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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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Fresh, homemade food and Mojos coffee. Always a must in Wanganui to eat, coffee and view gallery. Fantastic gelato.
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