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Melrose House Cafe

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26 Brougham Street | very top of Trafalgar Street!, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-548 9179
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Nelson, New Zealand
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Good coffee, wonderful cakes. And a flower on your plate as a nice touch. Sit in this wonderful old house or on the verandah and look out over beautiful gardens. There is even a bush walk. You feel as though you are miles away from the city even though you are not. The staff are lovely too.

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Thank Suegcross
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Took my sister and daughters here - love the new decor - food perfect and love the atmosphere - def going. Ack

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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250 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

This place looks like it's out of a fairy tale, old fashion renovated house on a beautiful hill in a quiet part of Nelson. Right in the middle of a gorgeous garden this cafe is the best thing that happened to us in Nelson, stop by for a coffee and cake and got so much more. A seat on the... More 

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Thank Maayan H
Auckland
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

A beautiful peaceful setting, attentive wait staff and superb food is all one can ask for really. My Roast Pumpkin & Haloumi Salad was absolutely delicious! Great coffee too, and desserts that looked amazing.

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Thank KathrynAuckland
Nieuwegein, The Netherlands
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

We went here yesterday, ordered the breakfast kind of meals and a couple of drinks. The service was very friendly and welcoming! The meals are well prepared with good ingredients and everything is seasoned in balance. We thoroughly enjoyed being here, the location is impeccable and sitting on the veranda with a nice sun.. awesome.

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Thank Guust F
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

We were really fortunate to have some dry weather to our high tea outing. The staff were all very lovely, well presented, everyone there did not hesitate to answer questions and made us fall in love with Nelson even more. The sweets with the high tea were such a treat, our experience could not have been any better! The bathroom... More 

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Thank Chen S
Nelson, New Zealand
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Enjoyed a delicious lunch with girlfriends to celebrate my birthday. The food was very tasty, the spiced hot chocolate was divine and would definitely recommend and they had a very interesting selection of desserts and yummy treats - all for a good price

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Thank WBuzz
Nelson, New Zealand
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Everything about this place is beautiful. From the delicate food decorated with flowers to the delicious rose lemonade or the wonderful historic house its set in. Always a great experience coming here.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Definitely worth the visit. Beautiful house with great cafe food and lovely grounds. Staff were fantastic.

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Nelson
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Amazing food, great service and wonderful gardens, a must visit cafe if you are local or visitor. Great location 15min walk from town centre or few minutes drive. Enjoy :-)

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Brougham Street | very top of Trafalgar Street!, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-548 9179

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?