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4 Forty 4

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Cafe, New Zealand
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SH 4 | Upokongaro, Whanganui, New Zealand
+64 6-347 2777
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Manawatu-Wanganui Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Lovely garden, pleasing menu, marred by the rudest proprietress we have ever encountered. Made to feel we were inconveniencing the staff by requesting food from the menu at 1.30 when the cafe is open til 3.30 as the chef wanted to knock off as they'd been open since 9. Either serve us or not - but don't take our money... More 

Thank Carjam123
Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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88 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

We stopped for a coffee on our way up the river road, this being the first likely place we came to. We were not disappointed! There was a good selection in the cabinet, and we chose the scones - lovely, with butter, jam and cream. The outdoor area is great with paths and picnic tables under trees. it is a... More 

Thank CMB425032
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

From the ambiance, clean and good tasting decor you start having a great experience. We stopped for ice cream only but I was caught by the variety of great dishes and drinks, everything a cafe must have and more. The seating room with interesting books and even board games is very cozy and warm, and the outside area is stunning... More 

Thank Camila C
Whanganui, New Zealand
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42 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

A group of 17 met here for brunch on a Sunday a great time was had by all.The staff were very friendly and coped well with so many of us as well as other clients.There was a good selection of cabinet food plus a good blackboard menu.The building has a lot of historic pictures etc but personally I was too... More 

Thank jillyjon
Ohakune, New Zealand
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Lovely looking cafe with a full cabinet of food that looked very inviting however, firstly, the woman behind the counter was not at all welcoming or friendly. I think we interrupted her day. My mistake on this cold winters day was to buy a mince and cheese pie. It was truly the most revolting pie I have ever experienced. Firstly... More 

Thank Heather E
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44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

Back again - and will return another time. Menu changed and well varied as usual. Curried corn fritters were excellent, burger ok but not special. Great coffee and friendly service.

Thank dalfamnest
Whanganui, New Zealand
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183 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

We called out there for a drive one day in the christmas holidays and what a difference there is out there now! The place was quaint and old fashioned (the cafe is inside an old residence) but clean and fresh. The food in the cabinet (and menu delights available as well) was of a good selection and appeared to be... More 

Thank Kerry C
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

We stopped at this cafe just outside Whanganui on our way to Wellington ,one of the cleanest and tidiest cafes I've been to, all four of us had a cooked breakfast with coffee, it was very good and generous ,well recommend.

Thank Rolf B
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44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2016 via mobile

Lovely spot to stop at start of our road trip. Friendly staff. Very good omelettes and coffees. Indoor outdoor options. Clean toilets. Reasonable prices and very good selection of food. Will return from time to time.

Thank dalfamnest
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47 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2016

If you are driving on SH4 stop here - although times are 9am-3pm 6 days a week, closed Mondays so may not suit every traveler. Lovely food with lots of selection, great coffee, you can sit outside or inside


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Cafe, New Zealand
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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  • Address: SH 4 | Upokongaro, Whanganui, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Whanganui
  • Phone Number: +64 6-347 2777

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