Mischief on Guyton
Monday7:30 am – 3:00 pm.
Tuesday7:30 am – 3:00 pm.
Wednesday7:30 am – 3:00 pm.
Thursday7:30 am – 3:00 pm.
Friday7:30 am – 2:30 pm.
96 Guyton Street
A town favourite café for four years running, Mischief has seen its share of customers through the doors, who all come for the food made with ‘a little extra love’. Generous chunks of sweet slices, creative takes on filos and filled muffins, and a banging breakfast menu, this place has kept tummies well fed in Whanganui for good reason. The clever bakers and makers offer catering services too, so those business meetings or work events need not go without the wholesome baking and savouries.
A comfy retro couch setup in the front corner allows those waiting on takeaways to settle back for a moment, while the big dining area next door easily seats the whole crowd during the lunchtime rush. A secret courtyard out the back makes for an ideal ivy-lined hideaway, and on hot summer days – this is the place to be.
There’s plenty of history in Whanganui, and even Mischief is not exempt from stories of old. The colourful mosaic outdoors in the courtyard area has been cemented in place for 100 years (although needed a slight spruce up recently). Famous artist Shane Hammond painted the massive canvas hanging that shows Mt Taranaki in the main dining area, while owner Sonya’s grandmother made the hanging wall quilt. Even the toilet has a feature wall of magazine cut outs, and the general interior is a cute mix of colourful bunting and Maori influenced art pieces.
‘Bene true story’ is a firm favourite with visitors, arriving on a potato rosti the meal is one of four gluten free options on the chalkboard menu. Vegans are looked after here too with the ‘vegomania’ an epic mix of spinach, pumpkin, beets, hummus and cashew nut salsa. Take your pick from all the usuals on the hot drink menu (they use Karamu coffee), or mix it up with Good Buzz kmonbucha and Allganics juices in the fridge.
Words by Rosie Morrison & Photography by Anna Briggs
96 Guyton Street
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