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Chateau Rhubarbe

$$ - $$$
Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly
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Edward Street | Wakefield, Nelson, New Zealand
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 20:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Awesome cup of coffee! The best in New Zealand so far. Perfect breakfast to go with the coffee. Thank you!

Thank Sandra H
Perth, Australia
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63 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We were told about this place so decided to drop in for a drink whilst in the area and had iced coffee. We were pleasantly surprised. Service was friendly and the cafe is also licensed and open until quite late. Will try a meal here at some point.

Thank Tavuk
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37 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Stopped in for a coffee on our way south, on Tuesday. Ordered two coffees, then went back in to ask for some cake. No one was waiting in line, and I asked if I could take the cake out with me, after paying. I was told it would be brought out. On getting our coffees outside, we had pretty much... More 

Thank Amelia131023
Wakefield, New Zealand
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Food variable - too much baking powder in scones. Coffee uninspiring. Good setting on cycle trail but decor dated - does not appear very clean.

Thank dearingsa2016
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

Used to be good a few years ago but now it seems they open at completely random and inconsistent times or days. Food is ok but does take a long time to arrive. Don't bother even looking to see if they're open any more, I just head to the bakery down the road.

Thank Miriam H
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

Stopped for lunch while on a bike ride. Timed it just right as it started to rain when we arrived. Tried the brie, chicken and cranberry pizza. It was awesome!

Thank jads8627
Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

We biked the Tasman Great Taste Trail, and started our 2nd morning bike ride with coffee and scones here.In addition we had freshly made wraps to take with us for our lunch. The food was yummy. We also talked to some cyclists who cycle here regularly from Richmond to have morning tea

Thank Ashwoodlane
Christchurch, New Zealand
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53 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

Stopped off for a quick breakfast on the way home from Nelson. The service was great and with a smile. Nothing was a hassle. The food was also very good. Would definitely come back.

1 Thank Kim M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

Called in after staying at Nelson before heading down the west coast. Ordered three lots of eggs and bacon, took 45 minutes to arrive at table. If this had been back in the UK I would have asked for my money back but I didn't want to look like a moaning Brit! I could have cooked this several times over... More 

Thank TheBFG5
Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015

We had a few times Pizza for take-a-way. The dough is very crispy and the topping are very tasty. We rally love the Pizza.

Thank Sigi22

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Edward Street | Wakefield, Nelson, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
Chateau Rhubarbe is a vibrant, country café and fully licensed bar in the heart of the Wakefield Village. Renowned for its fabulous gourmet pizzas, the café also offers hearty cooked breakfasts and wholesome lunches and dinner dishes using fresh, local ingredients. The staff meet regulars who come in for their daily barista coffee and homemade cakes. Chateau Rhubarbe provides both indoor and al fresco dining with views over the historic village green.

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