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Melrose House Cafe

$$ - $$$Cafe, ,
26 Brougham Street | very top of Trafalgar Street!, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-548 9179
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (26 reviews)
“cakes” (31 reviews)
“carrot cake” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
26 Brougham Street | very top of Trafalgar Street!, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The cafe setting in mature gardens is lovely. Service is at your table and it is prompt and friendly. The coffee is good, the homemade lemonade sharp and the sticky date pudding delicious. It came with mixed berries yogurt and sticky treacle sauce. To the...More

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great location, service and excellent lunch, slightly more expensive than the local cafes but definitely worth it.

1  Thank Darran A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is beautifully and lovingly restored. The bright and cheerful staff make you feel welcome and the food is delicious. Well done team!

Thank 0jacquiew
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food and amazing service! Loved the flavours, delicious! We ordered the big breakfast, highly recommend.

Thank ashleyjohnston90
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Walking into Melrose I was greeted by the staff as if I was the special person they'd been waiting to arrive. Warm words and friendly smiles. Service continued like that for the duration of our time there. A wonderful morning altogether. The grounds are beautiful...More

Thank Robin F
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Beautiful setting with breakfast/brunch options that cater to a variety (incl. vegetarian). They also have a range of delicious tea to choose from! The staff were pleasant and the ambiance was charming.

Thank Zainab B
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

What a beautiful location for coffee (the best I've had in NZ so far). The date scone was lovely and fresh. Would have liked more jam for the size of the scone.

1  Thank MEG51E
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Have been to Melrose several times before and really enjoyed it. This time was sadly disappointing especially on such a fun occasion. We arrived well on time the table for eight was empty, not laid, no cloth no cutlery etc. Next to it was a...More

1  Thank Sue B
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Whether it's breakie, lunch or a beer in the sun on the lawn after a ride this place is mint! Love the local Doris bratwurst sausage on the all day breakie

Thank Datute
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Lovely staff and setting in the dress circle of Nelson. Helpful staff (we were in a deadline to make a flight). Highly recommend salmon gravlax with hash browns and best coffee in town.

Thank thorplevien
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Brougham Street | very top of Trafalgar Street!, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-548 9179
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