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East Street Vegetarian Cafe and Bar

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8 Church Street | City Central, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-970 0575
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15:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 15:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I enjoyed this as a lunch time cafe - the service and food is good. The decor eclectic and interesting. But they dooneed to sort out their Green tea options - good old Pomerpys [Nelson] Sencha would compliment their food well, rather than infused teas...as an option..

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Thank Sally P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There is a lot to select from on this menu. All of it looks very tasty and they obviously love to present great food. I'm an omnivore and will go back!

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Thank Christine D
Nelson, New Zealand
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I go to this place every time I need to spend a couple of days in Nelson! It is by far my favourite restaurant! The atmosphere is chill but the staff is very professional: friendly, always smiling and very helpful. Great live music some nights, some local Art displayed every few weeks or months on one of their walls, lots... More 

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Thank calendulaaa
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love eating here! The place is cool. Service great, and the good is delicious!!! Go even if you are not a vegetarian!

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Thank sophid73
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really lovely chilled vibe here on weekday night. The food is original and fantastic. The temkora starter with satay sauce was delicious as was the 'off the hook' main. Would love to go back to try the burger, but unfortunately we leave Nelson tomorrow. Friendly efficient service.

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Thank William B
Vikstar R, Owner at East Street Vegetarian Cafe and Bar, responded to this review

Thankyou, really happy you enjoyed your time with us! More 

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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous atmosphere. Awesome service. The food was so fast. The waitress was friendly but not bothering. Very clean. Very fun. The music was a bit loud inside but helped me and my friend have a good private chat. The chefs were in view of the restaurant and they were smiling and laughing as they created the meals. Such a positive... More 

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Thank inspire a
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We so much enjoyed lunch and dinner at this amazing place offering heaps of vegan options including desserts. We had "tofu fish" and mashed potatoes, the vegan quesadilla, vegetable and tofu tempora and the chocolate mousse topped with vegan ice cream...everything was so yum and we highly recommend this place to everyone who is close to Nelson!!!

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Thank worldexplorerteam
Warrington, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The menu was well thought out and the food was delicious and well presented. Staff were polite and attentive. We visited as I'm a vegetarian, but the meat eating half of our party were equally as impressed. I particularly liked the painting in your court yard. (Animals are my friends and I don't eat my friends.) As I'm of the... More 

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Thank Rachel S
Auckland, New Zealand
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Second time here and just as good. Very good service. Vegetarian friendly menu. Warm informal surroundings. Delicious cheesecake!

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Thank DAVAROB71
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Friendly staff, efficient and knowledgeable about the food. Cosy restaurant, lively atomosphere. Delicious food.

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Thank Sue C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$17
Cuisine
Mexican, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Wine and Beer
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
15:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 21:00
Saturday
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Church Street | City Central, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-970 0575

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