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Trafalfar Street, Nelson, New Zealand
Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Fri - Sat 19:30 - 23:00
Sat 09:00 - 15:00
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Vancouver Island, Canada
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110 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great stop for a much needed coffee after exploring the charming CBD of Nelson. Friendly staff, great pastries, outdoor seats to watch the passing parade and, if you are lucky, to listen to the undiscovered Mozarts tickling the ivories on the outdoor piano just down the street. Oh, and we think the only place in NZ that you can buy... More 

Thank Quadracat
Wellington, New Zealand
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330 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice coffee friendly staff . Homely cafe.lovely fresh cakes and savoury plus freshly made smoothies.

Thank Sandra D
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just a coffee and scone today and this is now on my ''must go back'' list. Compact cafe with comfy seats and pretty vintage crockery and surrounds, Our scones were fresh from the oven and delicious. Coffee was great, with large size mugs. Ideal location for a stop when in the centre of town.

Thank Suzanne M
Perth, Australia
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very good breakfast and coffee with friendly staff. Small but very comfortable with seating outside also. We had scrambled eggs on toast, but they have a full menu along with muffins etc to grab if you are in a hurry.

Thank GregWA
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Very nice meals,fast and friendly service,great hot chocolate and both breakfast meals and 2 drinks $46

Thank kerry r
Olympia, Washington
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

The Central Business District in Nelson is a lively area with a nice combination of chain stores and unique local shops and eateries. Sweet As is one of those unique places. I was looking to purchase some sweets as a thank you gift and was steered to Sweet As. The shop is on a corner in the Trafalgar Square area... More 

Thank baileygracerose
Berlin, Germany
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Not a big place but an impressive array of baking and savoury food and everything we had was delicious. Mini bacon and egg pies were so good I had to come back the next day to have one for breakfast! Ginger crunch and date and lemon scone were both superb. Has a cosy down-home feel but the food is well... More 

Thank Kate C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

Both sweet and savoury breakfast selections were delicious and presentation was superb. Coffees both long black and cappuccinos were great and the hot chocolate also rated highly.

Thank piwi43
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71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Well worth taking the time out of your day to visit this quaint little tea house. The breakfast was cheap, very cheerful & real tasty to eat. The people are really friendly; but the biggest surprise was the quality of the coffee. Brilliant Just like Melbourne; really worth the effort. Enjoy

Thank Michael M
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

We have spent a few days in Nelson with family & returned to Sweet As Cafe twice as it was delicious, good value for money with lovely service! We ate for breakfast and all thoroughly enjoyed our meals. The two ladies who served us were so sweet, giving us service with a smile! Please do stop in and try their... More 

Thank Jade B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
19:30 - 23:00
19:30 - 23:00
09:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Trafalfar Street, Nelson, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: 03-548-4732

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