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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 good40%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (7 reviews)
“lamb loin” (2 reviews)
“sausage roll” (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 via mobile

We stopped off here as we visited last year, the food was ok, but the wine was awful and had clearly been opened for a number of days. The waitress changed it, however, the next glass wasn’t great, poor selection of wine. The antipasti board...More

Thank StacksnTressels
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very enjoyable omlettes and apple ring fritters. Ample portion size. However coffee mediocre at best. A shame because the food was great!

Thank angelaruegger
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a lovely place for a catch up with a friend. Great coffee and savoury muffin to enjoy. Very friendly service.

Thank Kathleen H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect iced coffee, we asked for double strength and it was Devine. Lemon and rasberry cheesecake was enough for two and outstandingly good. Prompt and friendly service. Thank you again

Thank affalon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food took 20+ minutes to arrive, drinks 10 minutes. Bagel was overcooked but pie was OK. By the time we left at 1.30pm on a Sunday the place was emptying so no excuse for our longish wait.

Thank B S
Reviewed 31 January 2018

Looks great outside and we were looking forward to the inside but it's a let down. An ordinary cafe with perhaps just above average food.

Thank Baldbutsexy
Reviewed 6 January 2018

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 29 December 2017 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
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Restaurant Details

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