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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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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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We were four adults and 2 young children for dinner. The children were made very welcome with a special children's menu and even special children's

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Popped in for a Friday lunch date with friends; Lovely atmosphere with friendly, quick service. The portions of chips and nachos were large and delicious. Overall, the whole thing was worth the expense.

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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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38 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This place goes from strength to strength. Two of us had stone grill and one the fish of the day. We all really enjoyed our meals. The service was amazing and the food was fresh and beautifully presented. The dessert which we probably didn't need were simple but delicious. A pleasure to dine here with out of town visitors. Thank... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

excellent meal staff so friendly & very chatty! I managed to drop a bottle of wine from my bag red would you believe it!! they helped clean it up as if it was their problem not my stupidity the owner came over

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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22 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We were four adults and 2 young children for dinner. The children were made very welcome with a special children's menu and even special children's

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Nelson, New Zealand
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Off to see Hurricanes vs Crusaders last night we all decided to have a drink and a meal to keep the cold out. Café Affair was bust with people all with the same idea it seemed. We were served quickly and efficiently by a really charming lady (we suspect, the owner) who made sure we were all happy and had... More 

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Motueka, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

I expect this would be a good place for coffee with the name "cafe affairs", must be great! but poor me I was wrong. My coffee lacked of froth, seemed to be done by a no experience barista or someone in training, not up to standards at all. I would say I'm fussy with my coffee I expect a good... More 

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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Pleasant restaurant in centre of Nelson, nice menu and wine list, food well presented although is probably on the more expensive side. Staff friendly and helpful. Would certainly recommend it.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The restaurant has historical decor which is interesting for visitors. We went early for an anniversary dinner and had the best service ever in NZ. Staff pointed out that there were two large tables booked which could be noisy, but even when they arrived, the acoustics upstairs are excellent and we could still talk and be heard comfortably. Vic, the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

my partner and i have been travelling new zealand, and were recommended cafe affair by a local of nelson. the place was beautiful as soon as we walked in, and we were greeted by a very friendly and polite waitress. we were given a good amount of time to look over the menu, and i was impresses by all the... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

came here because it was buzzing and had a nice feel but the food did not live up to expectaion had a bacon and egg frittata and thats all that was in it no onion salt pepper flavouring so was really bland and was really dissapointed. took ages to serve although coffee came out reasonably quickly it was well fininshed... More 

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

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

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