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The Big Orange

Victoria Ave, Whanganui, New Zealand
+64 6-348 4449
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good45%
  • Average9%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible5%
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“brunch” (10 reviews)
“fish tacos” (2 reviews)
“scones” (5 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Victoria Ave, Whanganui, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This cafe has a great central town location, sitting outside you can spend your time watching people walking by. We recently had brunch here and the service and food were very good. Classic eggs bene and were very good. I asked for extra hollandise and...More

Thank kiwikessler
Reviewed 16 January 2018

Have been several times, nice to sit in the sun. Food is more miss than hit, got chicken instead of fish tacos twice, one egg over, one under cooked and so on. flavor combinations are sometimes questionable, at least to my taste buds. All in...More

Thank Mandawoman
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

Called in here for lunch. Chose omelettes and ate under umbrellas on the pavement. Very good service and good food. Recommended.

Thank Molenders
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

I can see why this cafe divides reviewers as we experienced both the great and the not so good aspects of this cafe. Overall, we really liked it. We had great table service but reasonably grumpy counter service. The chap servicing the tables (who appeared...More

Thank Linda K
Reviewed 30 December 2017

We had breakfast here and won’t be going back. The service was terrible, our waiter had no interest in any customers. The wait time was ridiculous even for a glass of juice. The place needs a clean up. There was dust all over. The food...More

Thank JVR_27
Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

Poor customer service by the person behind the counter, rude and ignoring customers. Dishes left of the bar and over every table. We were informed the was a 30 minute delay after we ordered food and paid for it and it took 45 minutes to...More

Thank Violet682
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Sunny day, late lunch, great food, good service, happy customers. The Lou wasn’t the best....but overall great experience. We walk past this place all the time and it is always packed, we sat inside and it was fine, great music and friendly staff. Will definitely...More

Thank Bubbleteaqueen
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Was lovely to sit out in the sunshine and enjoy a delicious meal.. service was good and all reasonably priced.

Thank Karen P
Reviewed 3 October 2017

The restaurant has a nice views out to the city on one side of the dining room and is beautifully decorated inside. The staff were very busy but kind to speak to and the food was absolutely delicious.

Thank MTAnderson
Reviewed 2 September 2017

Went there for a discussion with my boss that we both wanted to have out of the office. On the whole the place felt quite nice and the service was quite quick - coffee was very nice and my boss enjoyed his pot of tea.

Thank ADC5022
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Victoria Ave, Whanganui, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Whanganui
  • Phone Number: +64 6-348 4449
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