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Mud Ducks

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31 Taupo Quay | Right Next Door to the I-Site and Opposite Sarjeants Gallery, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand
+64 6-348 7626
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08:30 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 16:00
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Hastings, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 19 January 2017

last week a group of us went to mud ducks for lunch and coffee i order a sausage roll that cost me 7 dollars with a pinch of garnish that looks like its meant to be a side salad the service of the food coming out was very slow i cut into my sausage roll and it was stone cold... More 

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Thank loubell1998
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Group of 8 looking for coffee before the markets opened, we turned up at 08:05, staff happily took our orders even though they didn't open until 08:30. Good coffee, friendly fast service.

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Thank ShepherdWhanau F
Whanganui, New Zealand
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Waited over 15 mins for my long black. Had to ask where it was then surley girl dumped it beside me. Then to top it off worst long black I've ever had- undrinkable. The only good thing about this experience is that there are plenty of other really good coffee shops in Wanganui - give this place a miss!!!

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1 Thank teddybearmydog
Wellington, New Zealand
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Decent but unremarkable food, OK coffee, food was slow to arrive even when cafe not very busy and orders were straightforward. Pleasant space by the river, clean.

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Thank Graeme S
Whanganui, New Zealand
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

A very popular cafe and restaurant. Plenty of variety in snacks or meals, clean and friendly. It is possible to sit outside which I like as I can call in for a drink after walking my dog along the river bank. Dogs are accepted and staff will even bring your pet a drink of water. Indoors there are plenty of... More 

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Thank 746gillian
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We had a quick bite to eat here & it didn't disappoint! We chose the asparagus & blue cheese tart & the zucchini loaf- both came with a side of garden greens. Both tasty & fresh! Service was great & it was popular with locals & visitors. Would come back!

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Thank Natasha G
Whanganui, New Zealand
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

This cafe boasts a great location on the riverbank and is north facing for plenty of sun. We just ordered coffees to go, since it was a Saturday and we were keen to check out the market just along the way. Disappointing. The service was spot on and the wait wasn't too long but the coffee was not flash sadly.... More 

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Thank nin132
2 reviews
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Nice interior and interesting menu, but they hard boiled our poached eggs, didn't offer to replace a child's spilled drink, and the service was so-so.

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Thank David H
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96 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Mud ducks is located next to the visitors centre by the river, so it's perfect for refreshments after a walk. The menu provides great lunchtime choices and the coffee was great when I visited. It's handy for the Waimarie paddle steamer, too. There are a few different levels within the cafe and steps to negotiate. There is ouside seating on... More 

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2 Thank Judy H
2 reviews
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

This has to be one of the best cafes in town good food good coffee good atmosphere will be coming back again and again Good on you mud duck

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
08:30 - 16:00
Monday
08:30 - 16:00
Tuesday
08:30 - 16:00
Wednesday
08:30 - 16:00
Thursday
08:30 - 16:00
Friday
08:30 - 16:00
Saturday
08:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 Taupo Quay | Right Next Door to the I-Site and Opposite Sarjeants Gallery, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Whanganui
  • Phone Number: +64 6-348 7626

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?