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

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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
Trendy bar/ restaurant

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 8, 2015
Jayjay9131
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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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Motueka, New Zealand
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45 reviews 45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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61 reviews 61 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Reno, Nevada
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81 reviews 81 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We have been to Nelson many times and this is our favorite restaurant. We love the idea of your meat arriving on a sizzling hot stone plate and have it cook while your have a beer or glass of wine. The menu is not large, but varied enough so that everyone can probably find something to their tastes. My wife... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

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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181 reviews 181 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

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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174 reviews 174 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

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