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Crusoes Cafe

669 Main Road Stoke | Stoke, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
+64 3-547 7221
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good11%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“lunch” (27 reviews)
“summer salad” (2 reviews)
Mediterranean, Cafe, European, Fusion, International, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
669 Main Road Stoke | Stoke, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Four of us went to a Mother's Day lunch, fortunately we had reserved or table as the place was fully booked. Very attentive and friendly service showed us to outdoor seating and explained the extensive menu. No problem to find a vegetarian, a vegan and...More

Thank Ghasanfer Z
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had breakfast here, what a huge meal. Very well worth it and tasty. The service was very hospitable, friendly, and happy. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Wai N
Anated, Owner at Crusoes Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Wai N for your fantastic review! It made our day! We’re very happy you’ve enjoyed our food & hospitality and hope to see you again. Rami & Anat

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing place, tucked away at the back of a car park, but good signage on the road so easy to find. The outdoor area is inviting for all ages with a plaground for the young ones and comfortables chairs for the adults. A...More

1  Thank Worldradar
Anated, Owner at Crusoes Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Worldradar for your review, We’re pleased you’ve enjoyed the “Crusoe’s experience” And we hope to see you all back. Rami & Anat

Reviewed April 3, 2018

Amazing attention to detail, friendly and accommodating customer service, healthy food made by people who actually know what they are talking about making everything from scratch with carefully sourced ingredients. Keto and low carb high fat options! Unlike other places that look at you funny...More

Thank sindyryder
Anated, Owner at Crusoes Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2018

Thank you sindyrider for your heart warming review, it made our day! We love Real Food and It is such a joy to cook for Real Food lovers, people that care about what they eat, about the source of their food and quality of ingredients....More

Reviewed March 21, 2018

I was in Nelson for work for a couple of days, being Paleo, I tend to take most things with me, because then I know where the food is from and how it has been prepared. I did however on the off chance google Paleo...More

Thank McNayFamily
Anated, Owner at Crusoes Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded March 26, 2018

Thank you so much for such a heart-warming review! We are very pleased you've enjoyed our Paleo food, coffee & Hospitality. Hoping to host you again soon! Rami & Anat

Reviewed February 28, 2018 via mobile

We arrived at 1pmish. Friendly greeting and service. My wife had the mushroom Fettuccini. I had the grilled haloumi salad. Both very good. A delicious Spencer Hill Chardonnay to share.

Thank Neil C
Anated, Owner at Crusoes Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded March 2, 2018

Thank you Neil for your review. We’re happy you’ve enjoyed our food & hospitality. Rami & Anat

Reviewed February 10, 2018 via mobile

We love this cafe because as we are sugar free and gluten free , there is a whole Paleo/LCHF menu we can choose from. The staff are friendly and the food is good. The servings are large ( only order the large meals if you...More

Thank Munrotti
Anated, Manager at Crusoes Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded February 15, 2018

Thafnk you Munrotti for your fantastic review! We’re so happy we can cater for your needs. Yes, our portions size is generous as we believe that no one should leave hungry :) Hoping to see you again! Rami & Anat

Reviewed February 3, 2018

While we were in Nelson we were looking for some place to have breakfast with gluten free options and found this lovely place. It is hidden behind a large car park but signs guided us the right way. With a warm welcome the owner greeted...More

1  Thank DaMeBe
Anated, Manager at Crusoes Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded February 10, 2018

Thank you DaMeBe for your kind review, We know from our own experience how difficult it is to find a safe place to eat, and we’re so Pleased you enjoyed our gluten free food and hospitality. Enjoy your journey in New Zealand! Rami & Anat

Reviewed February 1, 2018 via mobile

We got all the family for lunch. The place is beautiful and the atmosphere is relaxed and fun! The service is excellent and the food is outstanding and delicious !!! I ate a hot mushroom salad with hot potatoes & cheese cubes - excellent!!! the...More

1  Thank Shark9696
Anated, Manager at Crusoes Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded February 10, 2018

Thank you for your fantastic review! We are so happy you and your family had such a great experience at Crusoe’s. Hope to see you again. Rami & Anat

Reviewed December 24, 2017

Been here today for xmas lunch and can highly recommend. If you want food with flavour this is the place to go. Especially the lamb shanks yummy Thankyou to the staff for giving up their day to make ours enjoyable whilst we are away on...More

Thank janiceanddavidansley
Anated, Manager at Crusoes Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded December 28, 2017

Thank you so much for your review! We’re so happy you enjoyed Christmas Day buffet at Crusoe’s. The chef was delighted to hear you’ve enjoyed his food! Enjoy the rest of your holiday! Rami & Anat

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June 16, 2017|
Response from Anated | Property representative |
Good morning! Please go to the "our food" on our website and you can find there the vegan menu. unfortunately Tripadvisor blocks website link attachment, so I couldn't send you the direct link. Have a great day!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$16
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 669 Main Road Stoke | Stoke, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-547 7221
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Open Tuesday-Sunday 7am-3pm for breakfast & lunch Crusoe's is the ideal place to dine. Indoor & Outdoor sitting, fully fenced kids playground, free wifi. Crusoe's food is quality comfort food, We buy our supplies from local growers, make and bake everything from scratch, the traditional way, no chemicals and powders involved. Huge selection of GLUTEN FREE, DAIRY FREE ,VEGETARIAN, PALEO, LCHF & VEGAN dishes. Special Functions tailored to your likes and needs.
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