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Melrose House Cafe

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26 Brougham St | very top of Trafalgar Street!, Nelson, New Zealand
(03) 548 9179
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Stunning cafe, great food

Beautiful surroundings with lovely staff. The food was served promptly and it was beautiful. We would definately visit again. A must when visiting nelson.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Nelson, New Zealand
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Nelson, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Beautiful surroundings with lovely staff. The food was served promptly and it was beautiful. We would definately visit again. A must when visiting nelson.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The friendly manager was the best staff I've ever met. She went to her garden to cut roses to decorate our drinks. She helped us out with our selection from the menu and gave us the best table - other tables were available but she made an effort to clean the table with the best view for us immediately.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

What a delight! Heard about this through some other travellers and went along. We've just had the most delicious breakfast in a beautiful setting -and the service was warm, friendly and attentive. And great coffee!! We are Melbourne foodies and travel a lot and we highly recommend a visit.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

My husband and I recently had the pleasure of having lunch at Melrose House Cafe while visiting Nelson. We found the character of the old mansion, the excellent service and delicious food the perfect way to spend an afternoon, we even got to drink tea from beautiful vintage cups! Our server Sarah was amazing and Manager Jesse dropped by our... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is one of the special places to eat in Nelson. I particularly love sitting on the verandah or out in the garden, but inside is good too. The food is beautifully presented, full of flavour and colour. The service is great. I have food sensitivities so I don't find it easy to eat out these days. I opted for... More 

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

The cake selection and beverage selection here is outstanding and so I recommend this place for morning tea or high tea. We had breakfast here which was okay but nothing special. We had the breakfast fish which was salmon and a touch over cooked, this came with eggs and a potato rots I which was a bit too soggy rather... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Stately and Dignified, this old Lady, oozes both charm and deliciousness!! Breakfast, Lunch, or Afternoon Tea, you can't resist the tempting morsels supplied, and the romantic presentation of each serving. Well worth a visit, or two....or???

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Reall enjoy going to Melrose for morning coffee lunch or afternoon tea. Great to take friends, visitors, Mums and Grans. Takes you back to another era

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Nelson, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

What a delightful setting in this beautiful historic house. High tea served with a wonderful selection of treats. Each guest is treated to a selection of drinks - tea, cold drinks etc. many delicious teas to try. Well worth the visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

OH!! how lovely to have a cup of tea served in a cup & saucer. A special place for lunch with girlfriends Feels old worldly.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 26 Brougham St | very top of Trafalgar Street!, Nelson, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: (03) 548 9179

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Contemporary

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