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Falafel Gourmet Cafe

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195 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
(03) 545 6220
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
so good we went twice

We stumbled across this cafe for lunch and enjoyed it so much that went back for a second time during a stay in Nelson. The vegeterian falafel in pita were great - freshly cooked with plenty of salad and dressed as 'mild, medium or hot'. They were excellent value too and even the small size was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Richard G
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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Nelson, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

When for lunch with my mother and daughters, I ordered gluten free platter which was very yummy the owner come over and commented on how I finished my meal and that I wouldn't need dinner that night i felt very insulted and won't be in a hurry to go back so food fantastic service sucks

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nelson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The meal is big and great value for money. Tasty with all the falafel trimmings, very authentic. Staff are fast and friendly. Can eat in or take away.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

the best ever falafel in new zealand . they make everything from scretch everyday fresh. your falafel is made to order not like in other shops when the make the falafel first thing in the morning and when you order the heat it in the microwave. the coffee is localy sourced and to die for. i love the hot chocolate.... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Mediterranean food is a glorious combination of fresh & flavourful ingredients, something the owner of Falafel gourmet should learn about. Food was small portions of bland food and wilted salad. No flavour involved. Asked for some spicy sauce to brighten up the flavour but the owner was unhappy to provide. Falafel is a common street food in the Mediterranean, by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

Had the most beautiful lunches at Falafel Gourmet while I was in Nelson, I had to go back again! We had the falafel in a pita bread and the platter. It was fresh, full of flavour and so authentic. Then for dessert we had baklava, divine! The staff were friendly and quick and the owners came over for a chat... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We were 4 people here, the manager was really rode. We called in advance to ask if it is kosher and he suggested us to go and buy out food in the super market. Was not polite and patient for us. Not recommended at all! Very dirty tables!

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We stumbled across this cafe for lunch and enjoyed it so much that went back for a second time during a stay in Nelson. The vegeterian falafel in pita were great - freshly cooked with plenty of salad and dressed as 'mild, medium or hot'. They were excellent value too and even the small size was more than enough. Service... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Ordered and paid for some falafel, sat down and started our drinks. Went and sat down, 5 minutes later someone (owner?) came over and told us there was no falafel. Got refunded for the food, drank our drinks whilst wandering around trying to find somewhere else. Bit of a disappointment.

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Kirriemuir, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Magnificent food, with the Mediterranean platter a particular favourite. I also adore the falafel pitas and in my prime scoffed large ones easily. These days I settle for the "small" which is any amount. We ate there any Friday we were in Nelson. Since moving to Scotland, visits are on an annual basis. I am desperate to get there again.... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015 via mobile

Simply put this is the best Pita I have had. If your in Nelson this a must have for an easy lunch. The flavour are fantastic and price is well worth it. I can recommend the lamb. Well done guys I will be back.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 195 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: (03) 545 6220

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?