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669 Main Road Stoke | Nelson, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
+64 3-547 7221
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07:00 - 15:00
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Tue - Fri 07:00 - 15:00
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Picton, New Zealand
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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for the first time after reading reviews for breakfast in Nelson. Wow! It was stunning, great service and the food was divine, flavours excellent, all made fresh and large servings. Well worth seeking out when in Nelson, tucked away in Stoke just off the Main Road. Will definitely return now we have found this gem.

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Thank sweetpea65
Anated, Manager at Crusoes Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you sweetpea65 from your fantastic review! We're so happy you've found us and had such a great time. We'd love to see you back! Rami & Anat More 

Nelson, New Zealand
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153 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We always love to visit Crusoes We always feel very welcome no matter how busy they are And they are usually busy which ultimately tells me that others know how great this lovely cafe is. The food is superb, a well presented and interesting menu You can choose something small and quick from the cabinet or a meal from the... More 

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Thank Raewyn7150
Anated, Manager at Crusoes Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you Raewyn for your fantastic review! We always hoped that our hospitality and food will create great relationships with our customers/friends and now, 5 years on, we have realised that we're blessed with great friends that stand by us in times of need. Thank you again! Rami & Anat More 

Sligo, Ireland
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff here are amazingly friendly and efficient and the food matches that. There is a great choice of different foods and they say things may take an extra bit of time as everything is made fresh from scratch and you can taste that. Very worth the visit, we called down for breakfast one day and returned for lunch the... More 

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1 Thank Keith O
Anated, Manager at Crusoes Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your fantastic review and support! We're so happy you've enjoyed your meals & hospitality at Crusoe's cafe, and hopefully we'll see you soon again! Rami & Anat More 

San Diego, California
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

We got the Shakshouka, Eggs Benedict, and Eggs on Toast for breakfast - all super good. Must try the Magic Mushrooms and the homemade aioli. Portions are quite large (congruent with the prices) and we couldn't finish it all. Order items under the the "Very Hungry" category with caution; it's quite a bit of food!

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1 Thank catherxne
Anated, Manager at Crusoes Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you catherxne for your great review. We take pride of our food that is made with premium ingredients & Love. Safe travelling in amazing New Zealand! Rami & Anat More 

Nelson, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We took our son who always orders fries and nothing else. The friendly staff encouraged him to order something else which he loved. Food was quick ( as we were there for lunch on a time frame) and delicious!! Relaxed enviorment, good prices. We will be back!!!!

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1 Thank nickdevereux
Anated, Manager at Crusoes Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you nickdevereux! We're so happy you've enjoyed our food and service and that you & your son enjoyed our food. Hoping to see you again! Rami & Anat More 

Nelson, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Me and my daughter came for breakfast this Sunday, it was a lovely warm welcome and the food was lovely. Very tasty and you don't leave hungry

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1 Thank Diverbryn
Anated, Manager at Crusoes Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you Diverbryn for your review! We are happy you've enjoyed our food & service. Hopefully we'll see you again! Rami & Anat More 

Nelson, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Went there for for lunch with my wife, we need to go more often. My wife's small summer salad looked really good and was very big. My burger was massive and extremely delicious, the shoestring fries were a perfect addition. Generous portions, excellent service, highly recommended.

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1 Thank dalski1
Anated, Manager at Crusoes Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review dalski1! We are so happy that you've enjoyed our food and service. No wonder we call our burger "The legendary" 😋 Hopefully we'll see you soon again! Rami & Anat More 

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52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

What an awesome breakfast! The service was great and fast. The staff were very friendly. But to top it off the food tasted great. I will definitely come for breakfast again here if i pass through Nelson again.

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1 Thank KiwiSanj
Anated, Manager at Crusoes Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you Kiwisanj for your great review! Reviews like yours make our day! See you when you're next in Nelson! Rami & Anat More 

Nelson, New Zealand
Level Contributor
31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Weddings are a pretty big deal & a lot of organizing. It's also a time when you hope the organizing is done well enough in advance that the wedding itself can be enjoyed to the max on the day. With 2 weddings 9 weeks apart there was a lot on for us! Rami & Anat not only provided their wonderful... More 

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1 Thank Tracy M
Anated, Manager at Crusoes Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you Tracy M for your fantastic review! We enjoyed very much creating a unique concept for a very unique couple... We are so pleased you were happy with the results. Hopefully we'll see you soon again! Rami & Anat More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Visited Crusoes for brunch with my other half who has a huge appetite. Lovely friendly service & the Big Breakfast is the best we have had. I could only eat half of mine. All local sourced ingredients, delicious coffee & loads of GF options which is perfect for my man who has Coeliac disease. We will be back!

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3 Thank Becky D
Anated, Manager at Crusoes Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you Becky D for your fantastic review! We're so happy you've enjoyed your breakfast and found it flavourful and plentiful. Our motto is :"We don't believe in overpricing and underfeeding!" :) Hope to see you again! Rami & Anat More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$16
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Cafe, European, Fusion, International, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
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
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 15:00
Thursday
07:00 - 15:00
Friday
07:00 - 15:00
Saturday
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 669 Main Road Stoke | Nelson, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-547 7221
Description
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?