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Cafe Affair of Nelson

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295 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7001, New Zealand
(03) 548 8295
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Pleasant restaurant in centre of city

A nice large restaurant with pleasant staff the menu offers a good selection of freshly looked food, we found the hot stones not good for shellfish as it was hot and dried out rather than cooked evenly. We did find out after the meal we could have requested the fresh prawns and scallops to be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
Keithbath D
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Bath
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Adelaide, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

great iced coffee, yummy pita and dips and friendly staff. Dinner menu looked good but not tried. Niece wants to coming back for iced chai

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Bath
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59 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

A nice large restaurant with pleasant staff the menu offers a good selection of freshly looked food, we found the hot stones not good for shellfish as it was hot and dried out rather than cooked evenly. We did find out after the meal we could have requested the fresh prawns and scallops to be cooked with garlic and butter... More 

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Westerham, United Kingdom
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85 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We popped into Cafe Affair for a breakfast comprising delicious eggs florentine and excellent coffee. It's a smart, spacious cafe with a relaxed friendly atmosphere. Recommended.

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Bellbrae, Australia
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17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 via mobile

This place was recommended and upon entering, it had a good feel to it. The menu was promising but I must have missed the bit where it said if you order anything grilled, it will arrive on a heated stone plate and you will cook it yourself. For two of us on a tiny table, this lead to frantic scrambling... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

we had the stone grill and the Swordfish Pesto!! Swordfish pesto was the tastiest meal I had in a while!! Absolutely loved it!

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Newcastle, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

First stop in Nelson, great choice, lovely building, had a good designer on board. Light lunch, girl working the floor was wonderful, girl behind bar.....ho hum!

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Nelson, New Zealand
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11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 via mobile

I had lunch at cafe affair with my sister we have gone there many times and still we return. Our waiter was awesome very friendly and he had a good recommendation and knowledge on there wine section. I had the falafel salad which was huge and yum yum and my sister had the vegetarian salad that was yum yum as... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We walked down town and came across this lovely café, found the food to be good and they are also licenced so were able to have a couple of drinks with our meal. The service was good.

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Christchurch
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Joined dear friends at one of there favorite eating places in Nelson. Meals were reasonably prices and value for money. We went back a couple days later just for coffee at 9pm. AGAIN nothing was a problem the staff were happy just to serve us a decent coffee.

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

There is a good selection of craft beers and quality ciders here, many made in Nelson. We ordered the eye fillet which was cooked to perfection, but the gratin was a little bit more like mashed potato than gratin. We also ordered the fish of the day, marlin, which is a beautiful dense fish. It was overlooked but I suspect... More 

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 295 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: (03) 548 8295

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