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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: Drinks, Late Night, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice stonegrill food

Had dinner at the Cafe Affair. We both opted for stonegrill dishes which you partially cook yourself at the table over a hot stone. My prawns and scallops were delicious and my partner liked his lamb as well. Also had the lemon posset for dessert -delicious! Good, swift service.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Wellington, New Zealand
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62 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had dinner at the Cafe Affair. We both opted for stonegrill dishes which you partially cook yourself at the table over a hot stone. My prawns and scallops were delicious and my partner liked his lamb as well. Also had the lemon posset for dessert -delicious! Good, swift service.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

good dinner, good if ya want pub style food. had the ribs which were nice, found the duck tad too rich. beautiful wine, had the Richmond plains blanc de noir. lovely drop

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Thank mikenzik
Feilding, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful breakfast, went to Fords the previous morning and it was horrible. If your looking for a cheap quick and tasty breakfast then I recommend coming here. Staff are super friendly and the food was delicious. 5/5.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visit family in Nelson often. This is always a firm old favourite with us. Anything from a hearty breakfast, to the simple but gorgeous bacon and egg tarts, coffees, wines or just good old fashioned cakes. Worth a stop and very reasonable with the prices.

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Thank sammpost
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recommended by our hotel. My lamb salad was excellent. My husband had lamb skewers on a hot stone. It cooks at your table. Turned out excellent but you are cooking your own meal. Service was good. We recommend this restaurant.

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Thank Nancy011351
Woking, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very enjoyable meal out in front of the restaurant close to the cathedral and on a semi-pedestrianised road with a number of similar restaurants. Service was extremely good. We took lighter options from the menu (pasta and lamb salad) which were very good and reasonably priced. We would have returned for breakfast if it had opened slightly earlier.

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Thank WeyTraveller
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to this place for a refreshing iced coffee on a hot summer day! Cozy café/restaurant with lovely service oriented staff!

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Greeted by extremely friendly staff. Great menu with salads, burgers, big main meals and stone grill dinning. For lunch we had salads which were gorgeous and fresh. Then for dinner we went for the stone grill option. I had the prawns and scallops and my partner had the satay chicken. On the arrival of the stone grills the waitress throughly... More 

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Oliver, Canada
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184 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfectly made coffee and nice buns etc with good service at reasonable prices make this a favourite for meeting friend or business associates for a quick chat over coffee.

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Katikati, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this restaurant for breakfast last week. We both love going out for breakfast as it is a chance to relax and enjoy our second coffee without the usual routine of having to rush out the door. Cafe Affair looked inviting as it is situated in an attractive street with lots of space and a pleasant outlook. Unfortunately 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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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