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Sweet As Cafe

270 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-548 4732
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good35%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (3 reviews)
“yummy cakes” (3 reviews)
“beef pie” (3 reviews)
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Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
270 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

Lovely little café with great atmosphere and fabulous friendly service. We had the best breakfast during our time in New Zealand. The cakes and other food also looked very appealing and we would have gone back if we had been staying in Nelson.

Thank loulocke2010
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I have had many good experiences at Sweet As Cafe, Nelson both in terms of food quality and great coffee by a top barista. The service is also caring and friendly. The atmosphere is warm and bubbly. The only point that needs improving is the...More

Thank 271jasmine
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful, friendly staff. Service was great and the food was excellent. One of the best hot chocolates I've ever had.

Thank Bronwyn K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tasty eggs Benedict with the eggs cooked just right, crisp bacon and nice fresh wilted spinach on a sour dough toast. The long black coffee could have been a bit better but I'd say it had more to do with the beans than the barista....More

Thank mickreal
Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

Much improved atmosphere with seating at tables outside,We had a toasted sandwich that was ok with 3 fillings of choice,a beef and pork sausage roll,that was a bit dry and not enough meat for the amount of pastry,this made it hard to eat with a...More

1  Thank Dunca2015
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

It was a busy Saturday afternoon in a central location so perhaps it was no surprise that the food on offer was limited. Service was friendly enough if lacking a little in efficiency.

Thank redsgothenburg
Reviewed 22 February 2018

Popped in for a quick lunch: tea and coffee, lasagne and beef pie. Both served with salad. Delicious and great homemade quality. Friendly service and busy as ever.

Thank karenjG2649DT
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

Stopped here for light bites while in Nelson central. Very good service and equally good food . There is an elderly couple that sit and watch customers dining and are quick to clear the tables once vacated. Quite sweet. If you fancy a tickle on...More

Thank Grifficx
Reviewed 27 January 2018

A friend and I were looking for a cafe for morning tea with outdoor seating and the first two we tried weren't open. We saw Sweet As had outdoor seating...in the shade...so we chose there for a hot drink and a snack. We both chose...More

Thank Anne D
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Great lunch. Good value. Friendly staff. Corn fritters we're great and it was no trouble to swap out the salsa to meet individual needs.

Thank NewZealandKiwiAbroad
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$19
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 270 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-548 4732
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