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Cafe Affair of Nelson

295 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7001, New Zealand
(03) 548 8295
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Ranked #29 of 120 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
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  • Italian first
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English first
Christchurch, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Invercargill
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

We ate here on a Thursday evening and found it to be excellent. The service was friendly and efficient the food well prepared and presented. We would definitely return.

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

My husband I ate here on Anzac Day. Really good food and friendly fast service. We had the lamb which you cooked yourself on a hotplate at your table.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

We are fans of restaurants with stone grill cooking (the one in Tekapo is a fine example how it should be done). However this time in Nelson it was disappointing. My husband and I met an old friend for dinner there and that was a special occasion for us. We ordered stone grills meals of prawns and scallops. However our... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

If you are having a stone cooked meal then I think it's value for money, but don't expect anything special from the other meals.

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Gold Coast
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We were looking for a restaurant in Nelson for a good steak. Cafe Affair did not disappoint. The steak was delicious and the accompaniments were each a special flavor. The Cafe Affair has a nice decor and the staff were a delight to deal with. All in all a top evening. The one down side is that when researching on... More

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Nelson, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Dropped in for a drink, placed my order at the bar and sat down relaxed. But no the waitress came to take our order again, this time included a snack order. Sat and relaxed over a Grenough savvie - but no the music was blaring in our ear so went upstairs and settled and relaxed over our drink. But where... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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77 reviews 77 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

A table by the window in the beautiful sunshine, friendly efficient service and food which was faultless. Drinks were served quickly and great recommendations were given on local wines! We enjoyed sharing fresh calamari to start followed by on the stone dining of fresh prawns and scollaps and lamb skewers - mmmmh! Will definitely return when back in nelson next.... More

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