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US$4 - US$14
Cafe, New Zealand, Contemporary, Healthy
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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All reviews beef burger cabinet food liverpool street pretty popular place mixed clientele local artwork for sale nice table a late lunch menu food morning coffee outside seating nice ambience watch the world quick service mojo
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went with two friends for lunch, ordered two English breakfast teas and 1 flat white . Teas arrived were Earle grey and in a disgustingly dirty teapot with no knob on top which we sent back after finally receiving English breakfast. Coffee was forgotten. We...asked 10 minutes after teas came where was coffee. No apologies but finally got it . Bread rolls had cheese, mushroom and a very scant piece of bacon in were a disappointment . Certainly won’t be back.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 1 January 2021 via mobile

This was one of our favourite cafe's when we lived in Wanganui. It us still one of favourites when we visit. Has a great menu and you can always find something yummy in cabinet if you are in a hurry. Staff are friendly and helpful.

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 17 December 2020

A group of us came here for lunch today. In the past food and service has been good but not today. In spite of not being overly full the service to our table was mind numbingly slow. So slow in fact that after almost half...an hour of waiting two of our group had to leave because they had to return to work. The food was a bit like a curate's egg, good in parts and even then the experience wasn't universal. My ham, cheese and onion toasted sandwich was very disappointing. Part of the cheese was badly caramelised from the toasted sandwich maker and badly squashed for good measure. Also, I had expressly asked at the counter for my cup of tea to be served with my toasted sandwich but the tea turned up a good 5-6 minutes before the toasted sandwich (yes I had my timer on). Other comments around the table included a negative assessment of the Thai beef and noodle salad which didn't taste like anything remotely Thai and one of our friends said that his burger bap was on the stale side. So, from a culinary point of view, not a great experience. That's a bit of a shame as this place has a nice ambience but clearly improvements are in order because I know they can do better.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 12 October 2020

A local recommended we call in here for lunch. First impressions were average however the staff were absolutely fantastic, very friendly and helpful. Easy to cater for a Vegan option. The service was great and most importantly the food was absolutely delicious.

Date of visit: October 2020
tear0ham, Owner at Parnells Cafe Gallery and Garden Art, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2020

HI Braveheart14 So pleased you enjoyed your lunch at Parnells and enjoyed the services provided by our staff. Thanks for taking the time to provide this feedback. Te Aroha

Reviewed 12 October 2020

Our experience here was probably a bit lower than 'very good' but better than 'average'! We visited for coffee and a light lunch. The coffees were fine but the cabinet food didn't quite deliver on the promise. Having said that, my wife thoroughly enjoyed her...cheese and ham toastie! Clearly locals enjoy the cafe as it was very busy during our visit.More

Date of visit: October 2020
tear0ham, Owner at Parnells Cafe Gallery and Garden Art, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2020

Thank you for your review John L. We are always happy to receive feedback so feel free to let staff know your thoughts about the menu and cabinet. Many thanks. Te Aroha

Reviewed 5 August 2020

Thank you staff at Parnells. Had an amazing Breakfast and our usual morning coffee with friends. Staff always friendly,food amazing.a nice touch for the birthday boy.his favorite carrot cake.Thank you

Date of visit: August 2020
tear0ham, Owner at Parnells Cafe Gallery and Garden Art, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2020

Thank you Jan. We are so pleased that this was a very happy birthday celebration for you all and that staff took good care of you.

Reviewed 7 June 2020 via mobile

I would recommend this cafe quite highly. The last time I visited Whanganui this was a garden centre. Really great coffee and service.

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed 20 May 2020 via mobile

We missed this cafe!!!! Great new menu, excellent service, no-fuss details gathering. I had the new beef and caramelised onion burger (without the bun). Brilliant!

Date of visit: May 2020
tear0ham, Owner at Parnells Cafe Gallery and Garden Art, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2020

Kia ora SLRobinsonNZ Thank you so much for your excellent review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your lunch and took the time to write this review. Very much appreciated. Te Aroha

Reviewed 2 March 2020

Pleasant cafe on Victoria Ave/Liverpool Street that caters for inside and outside seating. Quick service, easy parking off street as street was busy and full, also the para park was fantastic. Very friendly staff, we got a nice table in the sun - inside! Seems...a pretty popular place with a mixed clientele. Not too expensive and a reasonable menu and a good cabinet selection. Worth the effort. For a late lunch at 1:30-2pm still plenty of options :) Yay:)More

Date of visit: February 2020
tear0ham, Owner at Parnells Cafe Gallery and Garden Art, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2020

Hi Odie2013 Thank you for your review. We do appreciate each customer who chooses to come to Parnells Cafe and endeavour to give the best food and service possible. Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback.

Reviewed 1 March 2020 via mobile

Situated on a corner and Wanganui Collegiate just up the street , this is a great location for a cafe in a renovated cottage. There is outdoor seating which is hidden from the street. Local art/ craftwork fills the walls which is all for sale....A selection of cabinet food and menu food to order. Their gourmet club sandwiches are delicious and filling. Mojo coffee is served but I personally prefer the size down from their smaller cup , due to this my triple shot was still quite weak.I should have requested it to be 3/4 filled.My mistake. The staff were very friendly and efficient. Just follow the aromas of coffee and bacon , you can’t miss it.More

Date of visit: March 2020
tear0ham, Owner at Parnells Cafe Gallery and Garden Art, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2020

Hi Carol Thank you so much for sharing your review. It is very pleasing to know that you enjoyed

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Parnells Cafe Gallery and Garden Art is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4