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Kush Cafe

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5 Church Street | Central Nelson, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-539 4793
10:00 - 13:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 - 13:00
Mon - Fri 07:30 - 16:00
Sat 08:00 - 13:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great atmosphere and staff, reliably the best coffee anywhere. I go at least once a day to one (or both) of their locations. One of my happy places.

Thank adambc65
Tirau, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great coffee. Good service. Relaxed atmosphere. Delicious coffee and muffin. One of my favourite places for coffee

Thank fussy33
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Visited here as I've heard great things about this coffee. Personally I didn't find it anything special, although nice atmosphere and staff it's not somewhere I will be going back to, or coffee I will be drinking again.

Thank Leanne D
Andy B, Owner at Kush Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Leanne, Sorry our coffee didn't push your buttons. however it's a very personal subjective thing taste isn't it? More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Great coffee selection! Nice cosy sofas. Open early :) good selection of cakes, food and drinks. Highly recommended visit

Thank Bartosz M
Andy B, Owner at Kush Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks so much for that glad you felt at home More 

Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

The best coffee with ginger I have ever had....Unique ambiance in Nelson where to chill out and feel in heaven thanks black beans flavours and smells. It is a must in town.

Thank Jaume G
Andy B, Owner at Kush Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the review we love to give our customers what they love and to push them to try new and exciting flavours as well. Also nice to know that things are going well while I am away. Thanks More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

I often go to this place for business meetings. The atmosphere is pretty relaxed and the music is good without being intrusive. Staff are always friendly and efficient. The star of the show has to be the coffee!!!

Thank Aaron K
Andy B, Owner at Kush Cafe, responded to this review

Quite possibly the man with the best taste in the world. Thanks More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Kush is a deliciously rich Coffee place filled with originality and culture. Enjoy the laid back atmosphere where a different type of relaxing music plays. Decorated with fun and kooky pictures, quotes and even a pair of legs stuck through the wall, creating a surreal piece of artwork, Kush is a taste of European Espresso with friendly staff and yummy... More 

Thank 80sgirlChristchurch
Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

A casual and relaxed atmosphere with a really relaxed feel is the perfect mix for what is always really good coffee. Must be among the best two or three in town.

Thank timtT6478JH
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

Go here for the coffee! It took me a year of living in Nelson to find this gem. Take away, sit in or buy beans/grind. They also have a funky wee take-away coffee cabin at the port, really handy for a drive by, opposite placemakers & just off rocks road.

1 Thank ElGav83
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

Excellent coffee and great range of slices. Super friendly staff - especially the Peruvian Southland barista!

Thank ThereseMac

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, International, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 13:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
08:00 - 13:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Church Street | Central Nelson, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-539 4793

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