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Red Art Gallery Cafe

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1 Bridge Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Nelson, New Zealand
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Most of the reviews here focus on the cafe, but I'd like to give a shout out to the gallery ! The space isn't huge but the lighting is great and pieces are always hung with care. Exhibitions are on long enough to be able to recommend your friends to check something out, but short enough to always make it... More 

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Thank Henro2010
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We paused here in our tour of galleries and craft shops for a rest and drinks. The long black coffee was excellent. The chai was well-prepared and very tasty.

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Thank Brad H
Nelson, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Have never been the the Red Art Gallery and so was pleasantly surprised. A great atmosphere and excellent coffee.

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Thank WBuzz
Christchurch, New Zealand
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

Best Coffee but limited food selection - coffee and cake nice quiet area in art gallery -nice area to relax in

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Thank r0cken1
Nelson, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Went for a coffee with a friend, lovely coffee and food but very hard to hear as quite noisy. Just the clatter from the kitchen then everyone was trying to talk over each other.

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Thank Deborah K
Nelson
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

Had heard about the scones and they didn't disappoint. Warmed with huge chunks of butter, washed down with organic milk coffee, piping hot in a decent mug size. A great way to spend an hour on a rainy day. Will def go back.

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Thank Suzanne M
Bishkek
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Try the Ginger Chai and their food is scrumptious. While you wait cruise the gallery for interesting gifts. There is free wifi too!

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Thank BishkekFishlips
Umbria, Italy
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90 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Good coffee with wifi......added bonus is the quirky and cheap street gallery with good small gift type items

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Thank mausgrass
Hoi An, Vietnam
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

Cruising about Nelson with time on your hands? Like Art in all its manifestations? Then go and visit Red Gallery Café at the western end of Bridge Street, the other end from all the scussy bars. Here you will find an ever changing display of wall art from local artists and I believe out of towners as well. its an... More 

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Thank Jeremy W
Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

This place is awesome! Great location and yummy food and coffee. Highly recommend a visit to this place. Staff were all friendly and welcoming.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Cafe
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Breakfast, Lunch
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Bridge Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?