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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%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (13 reviews)
“vanilla slice” (2 reviews)
“chicken” (8 reviews)
Open Now
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM Hours
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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1 - 10 of 197 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for brunch. The place was pretty full but the staff still managed to find a table for 3. We had items off the menu and cabinet food. There was a nice selection and a diner from a neigbouring table asked what we were...More

Thank CaroleB2352
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food and drinks were nice however the customer service was beyond poor. This was our first time at this cafe having recently moved to the area and because of the crappy service we won’t be returning.

Thank annainwellington
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Prompt polite service. Coffee was very nice. Sun streamed in the large windows overlooking the river.

Thank Libranace
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

By the river, with good coffee and food (I was there for lunch). Chicken & Pistachio pie hit the spot. Efficient service, pleasant staff and great location.

Thank AndrewTheKiwi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent location, good range of foods and nice hot drinks. Garlic Mushrooms were delicious. Only thing I would suggest is staff could try smiling and interacting a bit more. Was a pretty quiet time that we went in so no excuse.

Thank ToothfairyGal
Reviewed 22 July 2018 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
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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly
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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