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Chateau Rhubarbe

$$ - $$$
Cafe, New Zealand
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6 Edward Street | Wakefield, Nelson, New Zealand
+64 3-541 8747
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 20:00
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Generally a bit tired. Lunch options mainly bread based. Cakes looked nice. Coffee average. Service a bit flat. For sale so could I'mprove

Thank janhB7129HF
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Stopped off for a quick lunch break with our kids and had some of the freshest, most delicious sandwiches we've had all holiday! Highly recommended.

Thank Mike B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Awesome cup of coffee! The best in New Zealand so far. Perfect breakfast to go with the coffee. Thank you!

Thank Sandra H
Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We were told about this place so decided to drop in for a drink whilst in the area and had iced coffee. We were pleasantly surprised. Service was friendly and the cafe is also licensed and open until quite late. Will try a meal here at some point.

Thank Tavuk
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Stopped in for a coffee on our way south, on Tuesday. Ordered two coffees, then went back in to ask for some cake. No one was waiting in line, and I asked if I could take the cake out with me, after paying. I was told it would be brought out. On getting our coffees outside, we had pretty much... More 

Thank Amelia131023
Wakefield, New Zealand
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Food variable - too much baking powder in scones. Coffee uninspiring. Good setting on cycle trail but decor dated - does not appear very clean.

Thank dearingsa2016
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

Used to be good a few years ago but now it seems they open at completely random and inconsistent times or days. Food is ok but does take a long time to arrive. Don't bother even looking to see if they're open any more, I just head to the bakery down the road.

Thank Miriam H
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

Stopped for lunch while on a bike ride. Timed it just right as it started to rain when we arrived. Tried the brie, chicken and cranberry pizza. It was awesome!

Thank jads8627
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

We biked the Tasman Great Taste Trail, and started our 2nd morning bike ride with coffee and scones here.In addition we had freshly made wraps to take with us for our lunch. The food was yummy. We also talked to some cyclists who cycle here regularly from Richmond to have morning tea

Thank Ashwoodlane
Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

Stopped off for a quick breakfast on the way home from Nelson. The service was great and with a smile. Nothing was a hassle. The food was also very good. Would definitely come back.

1 Thank Kim M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, New Zealand
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Edward Street | Wakefield, Nelson, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-541 8747
Chateau Rhubarbe is a vibrant, country café and fully licensed bar in the heart of the Wakefield Village. Renowned for its fabulous gourmet pizzas, the café also offers hearty cooked breakfasts and wholesome lunches and dinner dishes using fresh, local ingredients. The staff meet regulars who come in for their daily barista coffee and homemade cakes. Chateau Rhubarbe provides both indoor and al fresco dining with views over the historic village green.

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