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The Big Orange

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Victoria Ave, Whanganui, New Zealand
+64 6-348 4449
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good45%
  • Average10%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (10 reviews)
“fish tacos” (2 reviews)
“scones” (5 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM Hours
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Victoria Ave, Whanganui, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Chose this cafe as it looked popular and tables on the pavement which was nice on a sunny day. Cabinet food pies and muffins(looked nice) I had a kedegree was tasty between average and good. Would have liked a bit more salmon. Ordered a coffee...More

Thank Susan H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in on trip back to Wellington. Run out of decafe coffee. Run out of carrot cake. Other cakes delivered promptly but they forgot the tea. Finally delivered after cake finished and we asked for it. Oh sorry. We forgot. Not really good enough.

Thank tufone
Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

worst burgers we ever had, the meat was chewy and the fries weren’t crispy at all. High prices as well. (for this experience in particular) If you’re looking for a place to eat, don’t go here.

Thank Hilkka A
Reviewed 26 February 2018

Ordered some really nice slice from the cabinet which tasted great but had a hair stuck on the top which was unfortunate. It was really nice to sit outside in the sun or under the umbrellas but the tables were really dirty and didn't want...More

Thank Madstar555
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Lovely coffee but tables and menu and water cooler all looked grubby which put us off eating anything. Nice spot if its sunny as you can sit outside.

Thank Funbund
Reviewed 28 January 2018

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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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