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Sweet As Cafe

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Trafalfar Street, Nelson, New Zealand
09:00 - 17:00
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Fri - Sat 19:30 - 23:00
Sat 09:00 - 15:00
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The corn fritters and all day breakfast were very good! The service was nice as well. We sat on the cute tables outside and enjoyed the promenade area.

Thank Kelly M
Middleburg, Virginia
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delightful friendly cafe in downtown Nelson. Charming staff. Excellent coffee, pastries and breakfast and lunch items. You have to try their Bacon, lettuce and avocado and tomato sandwich -- it is to die for. Our go to place in Nelson any time of day. Watch the world go by from one of their outside tables

Thank ReturntoWaiheke
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We're British and in true British style sat outside under the canopy whilst it poured down and had breakfast here. The food was excellent. My only gripe is the place is quite small which means it can be cramped with how busy it is but that's a small price to pay

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Wellington, New Zealand
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12 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband's eggs Benedict were so bad he couldn't eat them. When he brought them back to say so, the woman at the counter didn't seem surprised in the slightest. It's almost if they left the hollandaise out for days, knew it was off, and still served it. The smell (and hair on my plate) put me off my breakfast... More 

Thank MBird231
Attadale, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

All good things come to an end and today is our last day in Nelson. We therefore decided to lash out and have brunch. After checking all the available options we chose the Sweet As Cafe. It was great. Quick and tasty. Excellent coffee as well.

Thank Peter B
Vancouver Island, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

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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331 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

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

Thank Sandra D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 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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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

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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?