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Kush Cafe

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5 Church Street | Central Nelson, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-539 4793
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10:00 - 13:00
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 13:00
Mon - Fri 07:30 - 16:00
Sat 08:00 - 13:00
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Wilmington, Delaware
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love a good cup of coffee, and had a lot of it while staying in New Zealand. This place was probably one of the places I had coffee. The food was also wonderful! The atmosphere was very modest and simple ...and nothing fancy shmancy. I wasn't a fan of the flies buzzing around the food, but I understand those... More 

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Thank Jennifer V
Andy B, Owner at Kush Cafe, responded to this review

Glad you liked the coffee. Of course every cafe has a problem with flies in summer but rest assured we are very vigilant. Make yourself known next time you are here I love chatting to coffee lovers from all over the world. More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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139 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a dark roast espresso as a long black and then tried a medium-roast Ethiopian single origin as a V60. Nice coffee. Great atmosphere and good food. Enjoying the vibes.

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Thank EJTH
Andy B, Owner at Kush Cafe, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your coffees, so glad you let us know Thanks Andy More 

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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Of course they have great coffee, but I go to Kush for the atmosphere. Just a tad more "secret hiding place" like than other coffee places, I don't think they mind if you stay for heck of a long time.

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Thank MMN43
Andy B, Owner at Kush Cafe, responded to this review

Aww thanks for that. When I was planning a cafe, I said that I wanted people to feel as if they could put their feet on the furniture. I didn't want them to actually do it but I wanted them to feel as if they could.............So glad it makes you feel comfortable. Andy More 

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70 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Lovely coffee cool atmosphere and a great barista I highly recommend for a nice enjoyable great coffee!

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Thank Sailorbabe
Andy B, Owner at Kush Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for that. Aren't I lucky to have such great staff? More 

London
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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Really funky cafe with good gluten free food options great chairs and leaner set up plus a neat little outside space. Very cool

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Thank adam_cre8ive1
Andy B, Owner at Kush Cafe, responded to this review

Cheers we do appreciate your comments Thsnks More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Cool couches, great coffee and food and smiling service. Highly recommend!!! Lovely big couches!! A great spot for families.

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1 Thank Jen H
Andy B, Owner at Kush Cafe, responded to this review

Really appreciate that Thanks More 

Nelson
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55 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We try to have our coffee meetings here whenever we can - brilliant coffee and yummy cheese scones :-)

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1 Thank Caibee
Andy B, Owner at Kush Cafe, responded to this review

We love you guys too More 

Nelson, New Zealand
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

We visit the Kush Café most weeks.Coffee and staff are of the highest standard.Plenty of coffee choices and brands.. The food is a welcome addition. Rosey & Kimberley are very obliging and friendly hosts.

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1 Thank brian f
Andy B, Owner at Kush Cafe, responded to this review

Ah thanks what a Xmas present. Yup they are great aren't they. To have the staff i have i must be blessed. Glad you like the coffee too. Merry Christmas Andy More 

Attadale, Australia
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275 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

I googled "best coffee shop in Nelson" and was directed to Kush Cafe. I don't know yet whether it was the best but I was not disappointed. Great service. Good coffee. Lovely scones and muffins. Relaxing atmosphere and music.

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1 Thank Peter B
Andy B, Manager at Kush Cafe, responded to this review

WELL sometimes Google just gets it right, cheers for that More 

Nelson, New Zealand
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43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

I love that they have the option of cashew milk, not that im vegan, i just love the nutty flavour of the milk with the chocolate. Delicious😊 This is also the best coffee in town.

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Thank MaleneDansk
Andy B, Owner at Kush Cafe, responded to this review

THANKS FOR THAT. Not just the best coffee wow More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, International, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 13:00
Monday
07:30 - 16:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 16:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 16:00
Thursday
07:30 - 16:00
Friday
07:30 - 16:00
Saturday
08:00 - 13:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Church Street | Central Nelson, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-539 4793

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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?