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Cafe Affair of Nelson

295 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7001, New Zealand
(03) 548 8295
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Ranked #31 of 121 Restaurants in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
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English first
Dunedin, New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This place has two floors, everything in wood, really beautiful place and moreover very nice and helpful staff providing amazing service. Local beers and cider. Food for gourmets for reasonable prices.

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Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Great food, unpretentious, great coffee ( as everywhere in New Zealand has) , great wine ( ditto New Zealand wines), friendly staff and good value.

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Wellington, New Zealand
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Went her for lunch with another couple as last year it was a nice buzzy place and ok food.However this time it was a huge disappointment.When we saw that it was empty we should have realised that it was not good any more.However we stayed .The smell of old fat and dampness was obvious and the counter food not even... More

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Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Very friendly staff and great value food. Excellent lunch spot or for a simple dinner. We enjoyed our food but furniture downstairs a little uncomfortable for dinner.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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82 reviews 82 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

It was a nice warm bar for some nice warm food on a cold evening. But really we enjoyed the chatty and friendly waiter the most. Scallops on the hot stone were jolly nice.

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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61 reviews 61 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Went out with work mates and had a really nice meal. Service was good. Great to be able to charge back to my motel. Really good combined deal menu which was great value.

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Nelson, New Zealand
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My friend and I were looking for a cosy place to share time and a meal on a chilly winters night. We found Cafe Affair and were delighted to have seats right beside the fire. The food was great, the service was friendly. I had a stone grilled steak - it was delicious. When we went to pay I bought... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Great location, friendly staff and great service. The food was tasty and very generous in size so good value for money. The downside to this restaurant was how cold it was inside. There was a beautiful lit fire but this was obviously heating only the couches in front of it and I couldn't see any other heating. This is a... More

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Phippsburg, Maine
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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

One could easily return to the restaurant twice (as we did) during a visit to Nelson. Very pleasant atmosphere with big stone fireplace in the main dining area. Excellent service. Food was excellent. Not overly formal, but definitely above strictly casual. We noticed several apparently local business people having lunch with us. A very nice adult choice.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Have dinned at most of the restaurants in nelson and this one is by far one of the best. The service is always great, welcomed, shown to table and given the option to chose. Love the stone grill as steak has to be cooked right. Well priced and great atmosphere. We will be back.

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