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Cafe Affair of Nelson

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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295 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7001, New Zealand
+64 3-548 8295
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New Zealand
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We dined here on the 29th of November. The service was great. Staff very friendly. The food was amazing. I don't know if the 'tomato sauce' is homemade but it is the bomb! I had fish of the day (I order fish everywhere I go, worldwide) and this was hands down the best fish I have ever had. So delicate... More 

Thank Aly252014
Auckland Central, New Zealand
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89 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Took a family member here for a dessert and coffee. Although the dessert, coffee and service were good I think that the meal was a bit on the pricy side.

Thank Roborhodie
Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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201 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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, rocket salad and cooked beet) it was delicious- I tasted it!! We had puddings, a... More 

Thank moxxy-girl
Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 asked them to ship it to me which they happily did and wouldn't even accept... More 

Thank Jennifer L
Warrnambool, Australia
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank coogee3
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles 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
Tampa, FL
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249 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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 review

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. More 

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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 295 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-548 8295

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