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195 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
(03) 545 6220
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
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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, Seating, Takeout

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Extremely popular and excellent Falafel Cafe Busy but friendly service .Food wholesome well prepared And very good value

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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123 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Extremely popular and excellent Falafel Cafe Busy but friendly service .Food wholesome well prepared And very good value

Thank newmarket18
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

The food is good. Hence it can be busy. It can be hard to get seats at busy times, it's a small place but worth seeking out as the food has great taste. People can be left waiting on the street for their food. It's all worth it as it is made freshly for you.

Thank Bob G
Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

We Loved the flavors of the vegetarian falafel Chicken and lamb. So delicious. Large portions. Every thing we ordered was lovely. Great Flat white coffee. Everything was Fresh, clean with high quality ingredients, what a satisfying meal for a low cost :) Very friendly service. Nice cosy restaurant with atmosphere. You can get the meal in a pita pocket bread... More 

Thank pnn111
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

Always consistently delicious and the best value in Nelson. Love this place! The falafel is the best.

Thank Steven G
Pukekohe, New Zealand
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Generous portions (understatement), and obviously a favourite for the locals. My bottomless teenager has never been defeated by food before, but we experienced a first here. I could eat reasonably healthily and he was filled - WIN

Thank devr0
Southampton, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

Really good, honest, fresh food. Very tasty, reasonably priced for a lunch stop if going through Nelson / staying there. I'd suggest getting a takeaway and going to sit on the steps of the church - a couple of minutes walk away.

Thank CJJChambers
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015 via mobile

I have been travelling for tree mounths already and i eat alot of falafels and kababs, because like every israeli i need the taste of home sometimes. The place runs by israeli guy. This place is the only place how actually taste like home! His got hummus and falafels and its all really good!!! The best in new zealand. עכשיו... More 

Thank Yotam L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

We ordered falafel in a pita and lamb portion on a plate. Both were delicious, fresh with nice size dish. Service was excellent. Hurry, it closes early, around 4:30pm. Very much recommended, not to be missed

Thank Harry L
Nelson, New Zealand
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

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

Thank Tania P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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.

Thank cyndi g

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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: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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