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Mud Ducks

$$ - $$$Cafe, European,
31 Taupo Quay | Right Next Door to the I-Site and Opposite Sarjeants Gallery, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand
+64 6-348 7626
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good37%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
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Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
31 Taupo Quay | Right Next Door to the I-Site and Opposite Sarjeants Gallery, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

On our way to rugby finals and thought we would have a quick snack before game... guy at counter very pleasant.. drinks arrived rather awhile after food... one of our group had asked for a piece of carrot cake... it looked half eaten and for...More

Thank streamlands2016
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

Stopped for a quick Sunday lunch. Service good, food tasty and nice atmosphere. Coffee good too. Did not eat off the menu but had a good selection of cabinet food

Thank Milly_Molly_Mandy63
Reviewed 28 May 2018

Ducked into this cafe for a morning tea out of the chill rain. Warm and inviting inside wiht great views of the river. Served promptly by a friendly young man and opted for the Lemon and raspberry cake and Banoffie with coffees. The coffee was...More

Thank MTAnderson
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

It's a long drive from Wellington to New Plymouth so my lovely wife and I stopped here for a quick rest stop. Drinks are OK but pretty basic e.g. no marshmallows in the hot chocolate. Muffins are small and not great value at the price....More

Thank eddymaya
Reviewed 30 March 2018

All smiles when taking your order and your money. Then, we sat, waiting ...... as the coffee machine was being repaired. We still ended up with a tepid coffee and no apology. Mud Ducks has a top spot, close to the I-Site and the freedom...More

Thank wigfieldperth
Reviewed 23 March 2018

Nice coffee and a large selection of tasty pastries on offer. Next to the iSite so you can browse your brochures with a cuppa. Pleasant terrace overlooking Taupo Quay and adjacent to a large free car park.

Thank JohnPaul1950
Reviewed 19 March 2018

As stated it was better than average, but not much. We went as it was next door to the I Site. coffee was good but it lacked something.

Thank alastair n
Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

Stopped here on a 5 hour journey on our way to New Plymouth. We found the I-site and it was situated at the side so thought we would give it a try for lunch. It was quite busy, so we ordered a coffee and ravioli...More

Thank Car0le88
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Having been here once before and not thinking much of it, I was pleasantly surprised this time. Lovely staff who were chatty and friendly, drinks were great temperature and tasty too. Busy vibe going on but easy to chat with friends, nice outlook over river.

Thank ToothfairyGal
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Great coffee and a nice mushroom/spinach on toast with hollandaise sauce. It was quite busy and a bit of a wait for food to be brought out but drinks were quick.

Thank Kathleen H
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Viv C
17 July 2016|
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Response from Artisteyes | Reviewed this property |
I am a vegetarian and there is lots for me there, but also vegan, dairy and gluten free. Great folks and always helpful. There is also a menu in addition to the cabinet! So do revisit Whanganui!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 Taupo Quay | Right Next Door to the I-Site and Opposite Sarjeants Gallery, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Whanganui
  • Phone Number: +64 6-348 7626
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