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Kristy’s Cafe

) #14 of 63 Restaurants in Whanganui €€ - €€€ Cafe, New Zealand
151A London Street, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand
+64 6-347 6030
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“pies” (69 reviews)
“steak pie” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand
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151A London Street, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We stopped off here on our way from Wellington to New Plymouth. Good parking and easy access, good selection of lunch food. Service was efficient and within a good time. Good clean toilets. Recommend this Cafe as a lunch stopover point.

Thank AytonWellington
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have eaten here before but usually from the cabinet so no problem. We called in for lunch while travelling through and waited for almost an hour before our food arrived. We had only ordered basic food - toasted sandwich, bugar and scrambled eggs. We...More

Thank Herbies1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Seems to be very popular choice, they make there own food, and quite a few people were coming in for their homemade pies. I just had a takeaway coffee, but it was very good

Thank danjonelson
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Had a great breakfast here eggs bennie with salmon delcious. Nice friendly atmosphere. Got 3 Raetihi pies to take home as well and they are delish. Well done team.

Thank AdeleFeilding
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

$8.00 for a fatty mince and cheese pie without the cheese?? Outrageous pricing! The lady behind the counter assured me they were good and I would be back for more. Not a chance!!

Thank Pamela B
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Heading to Taranaki from the Wairarapa at short notice we called in here for lunch on Sunday. My partner had been previously and said we had to try these pies. So myself and our two boys (9&10 yrs) and hubby all had one along with...More

Thank daregirlzone7
Reviewed 24 March 2017

The service was not great.........became self service in order to get cutlery etc. The egg pie I had was $8 for lots of pastry and very little anything else. The eggs appeared to be re-constituted powdered egg and the bacon appeared to be reconstituted dried...More

Thank peggyfittes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

We have stayed at the motel next door on a previous Wanganui visit and got hooked on the pies here. This time the service was not very friendly, the fridge cold drink selection was terrible. My pie seemed like it had been microwaved as not...More

Thank debcol25
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

We stopped in for lunch on our way through Whanganui as it is on the main road. Great to get off street parking and the decor was fun and quirky. The girl that served us was not friendly, did not smile which is unusual in...More

Thank Kiwikl
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Best pies ever (Raetihi Pies) friendly service and neat atmosphere make this the place to stop and be fed. Perfect cafe for me.

Thank 62grantb
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Kristy was known for his poor attitude and bad customer service in Raetihi, so much so that he had to move his outfit to Whanganui. Sad scenario which has not changed, as the place does make good pies. However, bad, arrogant, rude attitude can never be over-shadowed by ok or even excellent product. There a are a few good cafes near by and a wonderful one right by the lake. No need to waste time and money here. How bad can an owner of a business be?
14 December 2015|
Response from kristy_leeWanganui | Property representative |
Hello byron509, my name is Lee and I am married to Kristy...SHAME ON YOU....for writing lies about my beautiful, loving Husband...The reason Kristy moved from Raetihi to Wanganui was we met and fell in love...and as I did... More
Is this owner ever going to do a course in hospitality or customer relations?
12 December 2015|
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Response from tongson v | Reviewed this property |
hi we visited this cafe earlier in the year at least twice and had no problems whatsoever with the service or staff or hospitality regards DC
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, New Zealand
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 151A London Street, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Whanganui
  • Phone Number: +64 6-347 6030
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Kristys Café is known WORLDWIDE for our FAMOUS RAETIHI PIE, Amazing Food, Coffee, Service and Atmosphere.