Coffee & Brunch

Start your day off right with whatever charges you up: a jolt of caffeine or a hearty brunch.

Caffeine Boost

We take our café culture seriously, and you’ll be hard-pressed to find a bad cup of coffee in Whanganui.  If you’re looking to relax over a great cup of coffee in the heart of our creative scene, grab a seat at the big table at Article on Saturday morning.

Jolt and Origins are both great options on the bottom block of Vic Ave for a quick cup. Just look for the crowds of people sitting out on the footpath.

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Need a little sweet to go with your coffee? The Burrow is a gourmet deli and fine purveyor of French pastries. Their almond croissants are to die for. On a Saturday morning, you can also find freshly baked cinnamon scrolls at the Cinnamonui stall at the River Traders Market.

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Fuel up for a big day of activities with a big brunch. There are some great options.

Indulge in a delightful morning ambience with a picturesque riverside view at Mud Ducks, one of Whanganui’s coolest riverside eateries. This trendy establishment offers a spacious outdoor deck and a stylish interior, providing the perfect setting to kickstart your day. Treat yourself to a tempting array of delectable sweets from the cabinet or explore their menu for even more delightful choices.

For a classic breakfast experience with stunning river views, head to Caroline’s Boatshed Bar and Eatery. Located by the river in Aramoho, this charming establishment offers a menu filled with classic breakfast options that are sure to satisfy your cravings.

Nestled in a charming villa near the riverside walkway, The Yellow House provides a delightful dining experience. Make sure to visit on the first Sunday of every month for the Petrolhead’s brekkie, where you can feast your eyes on a display of vintage cars while enjoying your meal.

If you’re looking for a bistro-style brunch, High-Kut Bistro on Victoria Ave is the place to be. Indulge in their mouthwatering menu options, complemented by delicious mocktails. Don’t worry, they also have a fantastic kids’ menu to ensure everyone in the family has a great dining experience.

When it comes to irresistible bagels, organic coffee, and freshly baked treats, Little Curious Bagels on Glasgow St is a local favourite. Known for their “boujie bagels,” this cozy spot is the perfect destination to savour a flavorful meal and enjoy a cup of organic coffee while treating yourself to their freshly baked treats.

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