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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 68
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    Very good
  • 22
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  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Hot stones!

If you have ever wanted to cook your meat exactly the way you like it, do it yourself on the hot stone Cafe Affair provide. You can also cook your fish this way too. Nice idea beautifully presented. Good selection of wine and the other dishes looked enticing. Dessert was great too. Very reasonably... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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171 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

If you have ever wanted to cook your meat exactly the way you like it, do it yourself on the hot stone Cafe Affair provide. You can also cook your fish this way too. Nice idea beautifully presented. Good selection of wine and the other dishes looked enticing. Dessert was great too. Very reasonably priced good atmosphere, a little gem... More 

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Long Beach, California
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113 reviews 113 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Approaching this cafe with open windows the stone work and decor grab your attention. Chai latte very flavorful served with an animal cookie in spoon for attention to detail. We ordered the CA big breakfast, eggs, hashbrown, roasted tomato, and pesto french bread with sausage and bacon which was enough to share. Very comfortable.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

This restaurant features Stone Grill dining. One of us had stone grilled prawn kebabs with scallops the other a chicken burger. Each dish was serves with excellent fries and the kebabs came with a tasty fresh salad. The kebabs were excellent and fun to 'cook', the chicken moist and tasty. The selection of wines available by the glass was very... More 

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Cheshire
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

This is a great all-round venue for a coffe break, a pint, a snack or a full meal. It is pleasantly situated in the shared space area at the top of the High Street just below the Cathedral and makes a great contribution to Nelson's cafe culture. Their stone grills are on our must-do list during our annual visit to... More 

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Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Have had great experiences of this cafe. The staff are always very friendly and the surroundings are very comfortable. Like the way you can be upstairs to meet a group of friends and it is away from the crowd. Food is always reliable.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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103 reviews 103 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

Staff attentive, food freshly prepared and beautifully presented. My steak was cooked to perfection. On a warm evening it's especially pleasant when the Windows are stacked back and you can just watch the world outside wander by.

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Wow. We hadn't tried stone grilling, but were instant converts. The quality of food was excellent, and the service was even better. A total team approach, clearly representing the good will of the owner throughout the entire meal. If the servers had been working solely for tips, the attention couldn't have been better. We went back and so experienced a... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Other places nearby couldn't be bothered trying to accommodate the 6 of us but not Cafe Affair. A quick shuffle of tables and apologies to patrons and no trouble we were seated. Was a bit later and some menu selections had run out but the steak I had (not the stone grill steak) was one of the best steaks I... More 

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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

There are so so many eateries in Nelson that one could spend a year here and not try them all However we were happy we stopped at this place .... excellent on a sunny day The falafel salad was tasty and well presented, the beer was cold and the waitress was efficient But because there are many options I don't... More 

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Budleigh Salterton, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We enjoyed one of our best meals in New Zealand at this friendly and relaxed restaurant - so much so that we visited again a couple of nights later when we would normally try a different place every night when travelling. Food presentation was excellent and the open fronted dining room allowed us to enjoy the warm evening as we... 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

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