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Falafel Gourmet Cafe

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195 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
(03) 545 6220
Today
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Closed now
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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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  • 7
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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
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

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
2 reviews
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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3 restaurant reviews
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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
2 reviews
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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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is by far the best place to eat lunch in Nelson, and it is the best deal. Fresh, not frozen, ingredients and a small falafel for $10. What most people don't know is that Yorum also makes the best coffee in town. Our favorite place to eat in Nelson, hands down!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Went into to grab a quick takeaway bite to eat and was more or less abused by what appeared to be the owner as it turns out the were close to closing time! Had heard that about this place prior that the service us awful but this was really quite unbelievable! Could quite beleive how I was treated and spoken... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014 via mobile

Amazing service, fresh ingredients, super tasty! We eat here regularly for lunch and it has never disappointed! The small kebab is so much food! I would hate to think of eating a large one for lunch. Yum yum yum is all I can say.

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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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?