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Cafe Affair of Nelson - CLOSED

295 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 27 554 6622
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“scallops” (21 reviews)
“steak” (27 reviews)
“garlic bread” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
Mediterranean, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
295 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 323 reviews

Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

We came here as we were going to a concert at the nearby cathedral at 5:30 pm. Staff sped our order thru so we weren't late and their service was fantastic. Meal was delicious and good value Calamari and chowder was our choice with Turkish...More

Thank AlandAnge C
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Oh what a difference eating here was, to eating at the Pub next door last night! The food was tasty, fresh and well cooked. I had the Prawn Taco main and DH had the fish of the day ( Gunnard served with bacon wrapped asparagus,...More

Thank moxxy-girl
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Reviewed 12 November 2016

I had a business meeting there and we shared platters, the food was great, gluten free and vegetarian options are available. The best thing happened afterwards as I forgot my business tablet there. I was travelling through and on my way back to CHC so...More

Thank Jennifer L
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Especially enjoyed the duck and the warm welcome from Maia the duty manager on bo nights. Thanks from your Aussie friends.

Thank coogee3
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Superb meals. The combination of flavours was excellent. I had smoked therakihi. Very tasty. Great service. The staff were very friendly. The Cafe had a very welcoming feel.

Thank Graeme S
Reviewed 24 October 2016

We stopped here on a day we had generous breakfast and lunch and wanted a good quality light dinner with some good wine. Great service from Jo. Enjoyed the tapas platter to share. Were made to feel very welcome.

Thank EdfromTampa
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Great service, lovely food! We took the garlic bread as a starter, and for the main dish the hot stone prawns and scallops.

Thank annelottew
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We popped in for an early diner last sunday , what a stunning resturant , loved the food and great service . Would go back anytime ! Well done guys

Thank zimbowilde
Cafe Affair C, Owner at Cafe Affair of Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2016

Thank You for taking the time to review our restaurant. We have just finished renovating our fabulous restaurant and have coincided that with changes to our menu so we are thrilled you enjoyed the experience. We hope to see you back.

Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Arrived with extended family and made to feel welcome and special. As locals this is always great :) Food was very tasty... Smoked mushrooms extra delish! Thanks team at Cafe affair for great friendly staff and awesome service.

Thank Sue L
Reviewed 13 October 2016

We chose Café Affair for a bite of lunch on a walk through the city during our stay in Nelson and were pleased with our choice. Would recommend.

Thank Sue C
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$14 - US$27
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:30 AM - 1:00 AM
8:30 AM - 1:00 AM
8:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 295 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 27 554 6622
Bacco is the Roman God of Wine, Bacco Restaurant and Wine Bar changed its ownership and name from Café Affair in October 2016. We are a premium wine bar/restaurant with an Italian/European spin to our dishes. We are all about fresh, local ingredients where possible and we have a food matching our premium wines philosophy. Bacco has a wine club and holds Degustation dinners bi-monthly.
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