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Element Cafe

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$$ - $$$Cafe, , European
26 Victoria Avenue, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand
+64 6-345 7028
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good41%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (7 reviews)
“lamb loin” (2 reviews)
“tiramisu” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, New Zealand, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
26 Victoria Avenue, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful looking building from the outside. Decor a little bland on the inside. Polite staff and quick service. The food was great, especially the hash browns.

Thank Vealygood
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On our way back to Taupo from Wellington. Stopped at Whanganui City for Brunch. Lovely River City with wonderful old buildings & history. Lots to see and do around this region. Brunch was great Hubby had the Full Breakfast & I had a Vegetarian Omelette....More

Thank 514shannon
Reviewed 14 December 2017

A lazy breakfast prior to playing golf, Element was a very nice place to enjoy a great menu selection. The interior setting is very spacious and when only a few customers in can seem empty and uninspiring however the food quality soon makes up for...More

Thank ActionHero47
Reviewed 4 December 2017

Beautiful setting.. but has declined within the last few months, possibly bcos its for sale and staff despondent?.. I watched as staff behind the counter were having a private chat while 2 lady customers politely waited til they finished, I thought it was rude.. The...More

Thank ladibom
Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

What here with the family nice outside dining had the duck salad. Great old building. Nice environment menu was good had a good selection of cabinet food.

Thank Tallandshort2014
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Situated in an old bank, it’s an ornate and spacious cafe. We had very good breakfast. Coffee was solid (I’m fussy) but not perfect. Eggs Benedict was good. Service was good.

Thank GrahamAK
Reviewed 8 October 2017

I went to this restaurant today, and ordered off the menu (scrambled egg on gluten-free toast and a soy latte). I was charged an amount that, when I checked the menu, was in excess of the prices quoted. I went back and questioned the person...More

Thank CeriChisholm
Reviewed 7 October 2017

All the meals we chose were thoroughly enjoyed by all. The service was outstanding. Water arrived on the table a few seconds after we were seated. Also loved the large chunk of fudge I purchased on the way out - scrumptious! The desert menu looked...More

Thank Raelene C
Reviewed 14 September 2017

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings
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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