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Yaza! cafe

$$ - $$$Cafe, , Healthy
Montgomey Square, Nelson, New Zealand
+64 3-548 2849
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good34%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (4 reviews)
“cheese scones” (21 reviews)
“quesadilla” (2 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Hours
Cafe, New Zealand, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Montgomey Square, Nelson, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 67 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

ok, so if you like really good coffee - don't think twice. yeah yeah so the setting is chilled, relaxed (not fancy pancy if that's what you want) but WHO CARES for those who are into coffee. Double shot large flat white possibly one the...More

Thank blueshoes19
Reviewed 1 week ago

The coffee is excellent and the barista will remember what you order. The food is substantial, interesting, and caters for gluten and dairy free options. Wifi is available. Yaza hosts interesting talks on some evenings. And their cheese scones are well known throughout Nelson.

Thank Jane P
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Go here on a regular basis for lunch,don’t be put off by the look of the outside,it’s ok inside,the coffee is good ,the cabinet food tastes ok,in fact it’s a good place for a lunch,give it a go.

Thank Dunca2015
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Best coffee in Nelson, tasty, yummy lemon cake and good swift service. Nice sitting outside, facing North, lots of Sun.

Thank kester473
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Great breakfast, yummy bread under my eggs benedict. Fantastic coffee, friendly staff. Nice and close to the Saturday market. Lots to look at out of the window while eating the yummy breakfast.

Thank Awatere
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

If you are a cheese scone connoisseur then you need to make a visit to Yaza. Their scones are delicious. Coffees are ok and decor has been the same for a long time but the scones make up for all other deficiencies.

Thank 0jacquiew
Reviewed 23 May 2017

I visited Yaza! Cafe for the first time today and OMG, the quesadilla was the best and was definitely the highlight of my visit. It is a decent size served with salsa and sour-cream, is a good price, and very tasty. I would go back...More

Thank Kimi-GG
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Brunch, lunch all times - but the cheese scones are the most fabulous. Add an eclectic atmosphere and tasty lunch menu thats a bit different and flavoursome - love taking friends here

Thank Sally P
Reviewed 7 April 2017

This place is way over-hyped. The food is bland and overpriced for what you get, and the staff seriously need lessons on how to treat customers. Their attitude towards me was very indifferent, rushed (the place wasn't even busy) and borderline contemptuous - no smile,...More

1  Thank AliceDeMalice
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Excellent staff. Very good coffee. Yama is always busy but never flustered. The cheese scones are legendary. Other food is well done cafe food. Atmosphere is eclectic and comfortable. Always worth a stop.

Thank Jane P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Montgomey Square, Nelson, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-548 2849
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