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East Street Vegetarian Cafe and Bar

8 Church Street | City Central, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-970 0575
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tofu burger” (4 reviews)
“hash” (3 reviews)
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Mexican, Cafe, International, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8 Church Street | City Central, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This a definitely a place worth visiting whether you are a carnivore, vegetarian or vegan. The meat eaters will not miss the lack of meat as all the dishes have been creatively devised to satisfy anyone. The food is so well designed to give you...More

Thank Tracey650
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had a lunch and dinner at this restaurant. The food was very unusual for a vegetarian restaurant and was really delicious. For dinner, we had a salad and veggie burger. It was the best veggie burger either of us have had,...More

Thank KikuOG
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely loved this place. The menu items were exciting and really caught our attention. The food was colourful and full of flavour, all put together so well. Put that together with great drinks, fast friendly service and cool decor, this was a winner. Shame we...More

Thank Rokho87
Vikki R, Owner at East Street Vegetarian Cafe and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thankyou! What a ripper review :) love it. Ill pass this on to the fantastic crew we have. Cheers Vikki

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took an overseas friend and long time vegan for an early dinner. He was ecstatic that he could choose ANYTHING from the menu, then took ages to decide because it alll sounded so good, and it was. Every dish was tasty and filling and...More

Thank jesterhouse
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Busy and lively restaurant, funky decor, tables inside and outdoors, good range of tap beers, lots of choice on the menu, good service.

Thank Hampshire_Gardener
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The salad was excellent with good variety, plenty of flavour and good nutritional value. Service was friendly and efficient. Indoor and outdoor seating available. The music was a little loud for my taste and no chai tea available. Quirky decor both inside and the courtyard...More

Thank Nonapama
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a great place, funky vibrant decor. Quirky menus with a wide variety of dishes. Salads were fresh and bursting with flavor and textures. Attentive and quick service combined with large portions not much not to like !

Thank Spindo84
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I had lunch here. We had really great service from a pleasant waiter. Food arrived quickly and was very good. We had outdoor seating and enjoyed the meal. Wish we had room to try some of the deserts but another time. I...More

Thank Kim W
Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

Can’t rave about this place enough. There were 6 of us including 2 teenage boys. They loved it. Everything was so deliciously fresh and tasty!! Highly recommend. Great service and the old record covers for the menus was a great touch!

Thank Trish P
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Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

Well done to Vic and crew for providing this excellent space for Nelson! We dropped in for breakfast on our way home to Chch and were stoked with everything we ate and drank here..we got the pita pockets with chilli halloumi, tropical summer hash and...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$29
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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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