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Elevation Cafe Restaurant Bar

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218 High Street | Tasman, Motueka 7120, New Zealand
+64 3-528 6103
08:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice either inside or out. Meal arrived with extra chips which was nice. Friendly team. Close to the main road but don't let that put you off, traffic is slow so quiet

Thank Paul D
Thames, New Zealand
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27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant has the best Shrimp cocktail I have ever eaten and I have eaten all over the world. We also shared a Pizza that was delicious. Desert yummy as well. The staff are friendly and the personal touch topped off the evening. Well done team.

Thank Jenny M
Isobel E, Owner at Elevation Cafe Restaurant Bar, responded to this review

Thanks Jenny We really appreciate your comments, hospo can be a challenge and I know positive comments like yours inspire staff and management. Cheers Andy More 

Melbourne, Florida
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Awesome service, great food and gluten-free offerings. It wasn't much to look at, but they did have an outdoor dining area that was nice because the weather was good. The staff was super friendly and very helpful. I had a gluten-free steak sandwich which had all kinds of stuff New Zealanders would consider salad on it, plus gluten-free fries that... More 

Thank Russell L
London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch one Saturday.the car park had maybe 10 cars in it but the restaurant was empty. We found the view stunning, we shared a pizza and a pear salad both of which were great, the service was very friendly and helpful, and food was delivered quickly but they were difficult to attract attention. Won't stop us... More 

Thank Hayden_Birmingham
Nelson, New Zealand
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53 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped here this morning for coffee and cake. Nice coffee, not many cakes to choose from bug the blueberry loaf I has was yummy. The lady who served us was lovely but the waitress was unfriendly and miserable.

Thank kiakaha7
Isobel E, Owner at Elevation Cafe Restaurant Bar, responded to this review

Hi Kiakaha7 Thanks for taking the time to post on ta I love that you thought our coffee was nice, we have a really great team of baristas at Elevation, they really are passionate about the quality of coffee they produce for our customers. Im also loving the fact you thought our blueberry loaf was "yummy" and the lady who... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

A family of 5 with teen children we had a tasty cooked breakfast- well priced and great serving size for the waffles!

Thank Amy H
Isobel E, Owner at Elevation Cafe Restaurant Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for your positive comments regarding our breakfast options. My personal favourite is the waffles and bacon, thanks again for taking the time to post More 

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222 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Motueka is not too blessed with quality chow houses. I was in town and with "Church Lane" and "Up the Garden Path" closed I took a punt and tried my luck at the Elevation. Its the sort of place that tries to capture the brunch, lunch and evening crowd. There was a range of food in the cabinet, some interesting... More 

Thank Ralph777051
Isobel E, Manager at Elevation Cafe Restaurant Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, As you pointed out we do a wonderful range of "tea total teas" in generous proportions, Our chowder is really popular and most rave of its thick and creamy texture with lots of fish and our own baked cobb loaf. Value is something we really work hard to bring for our customers, that is I believe... More 

New Zealand
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

Lunch I think was good value for money. The portions were right for the guys, and generous for myself...but that is a good thing. Staff were nice and friendly and food was out in good time.

Thank Amy G
Isobel E, Owner at Elevation Cafe Restaurant Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, Value is something we work really hard to achieve and is a major consideration in anything we do. Its all about giving you our customers the most bang for your buck, coupled with great customer service. Thanks for noticing Cheers Andy More 

Nelson, New Zealand
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81 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

We had lunch here and both chose seafood chowder. Every restaurant has it's own recipe for this. It certainly hit the spot on a cold day with a mini white loaf , a bit different to a bread roll. The waitress was very friendly.

Thank Diane W
Alstonville, Australia
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

We ate here twice during our three night stay in Motueka. Unfortunately it was closed the first night so we ate at Armadillos... lets just say thank goodness it was open the next two nights. I had one of the best lamb shanks I think I've ever had! The fish and chips and the ribs were also good. The prices... More 

Thank KateW66
Isobel E, Owner at Elevation Cafe Restaurant Bar, responded to this review

Hi Kate, Thanks for your kind words, you made the chefs day. We make virtually everything on site here and that involves a lot of time and effort and it is very satisfying to have that recognised. Thankyou so much for taking the time to tell us More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Steakhouse, Seafood, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Takeout, Television
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 218 High Street | Tasman, Motueka 7120, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Motueka
  • Phone Number: +64 3-528 6103
Onsite prepared food using local ingredients.Steak and Locally caught fresh seafood a specialty All baking done onsite including pizza bases cakes and deserts.Casual and friendly serving good value Wholesome food. Food made with love not manufactured by machine!

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