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Trafalfar Street, Nelson, New Zealand
19:30 - 23:00
09:00 - 15:00
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Fri - Sat 19:30 - 23:00
Sat 09:00 - 15:00
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Tasman, New Zealand
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134 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff are always friendly and courteous; service is spot on. Coffee is excellent and cakes delicious. The gluten free cakes are exceptional - I choose them even though I don't have to.

Thank karenjG2649DT
Manchester, United Kingdom
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353 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popular little cafe on the Main Street. Beautiful fresh food. I only wanted toast on this occasion and it came ready buttered with the tiniest scrape of butter only on the centre of the bread. Hence a lot of it was just dry bread. Would rather put my own butter on.

Thank Jancrow4
Level Contributor
64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yummy cake, spring roll and cappuccino at this very friendly cafe. Highly recommend if you are in Nelson.

Thank Darren M
Christchurch, New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the cafe for the second time after loving it the previous visit. Definitely did not disappoint the second time round either. Ordered the waffles which come with fresh fruit and syrup, absolutely delicious with a chocolate milkshake (perfect!). Such a great atmosphere and all the staff are very friendly no matter how busy the cafe gets.

Thank baymanbutt
Portobello, New Zealand
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such friendly staff who made us feel very wlecome from the rain and were eager to tell us about other things going on in Nelson. The berry frangipan (GF) and the date & lemon scones were delicious. The lemon in the scone made it less heavy and left a fresh taster in one's mouth.it was also wonderful to see how... More 

Thank PaulMaryReet
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65 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cheapest meal in Trafalgar! Always delicious great coffee and yummy food. They recently lost there amazing chef and we were worried but nothing's changed and the food or just as good!

Thank daisydoo221
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff and lovely owner nice sweets but the cafe was so strong we were barely able to drink even with milk Would be really good the look at offering smooth Colombian style coffee that is not so bitter and is more pleasant, other than that all good.

Thank 191omidm
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

The corn fritters and all day breakfast were very good! The service was nice as well. We sat on the cute tables outside and enjoyed the promenade area.

Thank Kelly M
Middleburg, Virginia
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Delightful friendly cafe in downtown Nelson. Charming staff. Excellent coffee, pastries and breakfast and lunch items. You have to try their Bacon, lettuce and avocado and tomato sandwich -- it is to die for. Our go to place in Nelson any time of day. Watch the world go by from one of their outside tables

Thank ReturntoWaiheke
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We're British and in true British style sat outside under the canopy whilst it poured down and had breakfast here. The food was excellent. My only gripe is the place is quite small which means it can be cramped with how busy it is but that's a small price to pay

Thank A TripAdvisor Member

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
19:30 - 23:00
19:30 - 23:00
09:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Trafalfar Street, Nelson, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: 03-548-4732

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