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Element Cafe Restaurant

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$$ - $$$Cafe, , European
26 Victoria Avenue, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand
+64 6-345 7028
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good40%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (5 reviews)
“salad” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, New Zealand, European, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
26 Victoria Avenue, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of promise but just no atmosphere, it's just big and empty. The food was ok but nothing to return for.

Thank Moss092014
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Great coffee. Lovely selection of food. Fresh and tasty. Beautiful place - restored bank. Friendly staff

Thank Erin C
Reviewed 2 July 2017

The food at Element Cafe was up there with the best - we had a reasonably sized table booked with a varied selection of Meals off the Menu and the Chef nailed every dish that was served up. The Oysters Kilpatrick were obviously fresh and...More

Thank jordydene
Reviewed 19 April 2017

We came to Elements for brunch but sad to say it will be the last time. The omelette was strangely cooked on the inside and outside like a folded pancake,then we discovered why....it had been burnt and so flipped and the burnt side was now...More

Thank joanne w
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Having just arrived in town and visiting the I site for our information and souvenirs asked for a good coffee and cake. The Element was a suggestion and so we headed here. Two lovely cups of tea and a raspberry and fejoa cake and carrot...More

Thank Keza_WA
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

We arrived on the spur of the moment after a hard days riding motorcycles from Nelson The staff were very welcoming even though we could see they were about to close The meal was exquisite Lots of different tastes in both our meals which we...More

Thank lorrainel805
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed the Element for dinner--very much. My husband had Lamb Loin Wellington, and I had the duck. We were surprised that there were only 4 or 5 dining tables on a Friday night, even though the city center was bustling all afternoon. Seems that...More

Thank alvalady
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Came in here on a busy lunchtime but the food arrived promptly. A warm salad with spinach and mushrooms which was very nice and a hangover breakfast which looked huge and had many homemade items and was very well received. Good coffee and a lovely...More

Thank GillyONZ
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

The place is interesting as this restaurant is build in an old bank. It gives a special atmosphere. Choice is big and the food I had was tasty. Worthwhile to go there.

Thank Hugues S
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Very good meal, will definitely be going back when passing through Wanganui again. The bacon & zucchini fritters was delicious so was the large cup of coffee.

Thank Helen S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Victoria Avenue, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Whanganui
  • Phone Number: +64 6-345 7028
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