We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cafe Affair of Nelson

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
295 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7001, New Zealand
(03) 548 8295
Website
Add hours for Cafe Affair of Nelson and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 209 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 85
    Excellent
  • 81
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Long Lazy Lunch

My girlfriends and I met here on a beautiful winters day and enjoyed the outdoor dining with the sun keeping us nice and warm. Very attentive staff came out and looked after us very attentively - thank you :-) Menu is extensive with great cabinet food too. I chose the hot pot with garlic bread... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
CJandT
,
Nelson - New Zealand
Add Photo Write a Review

209 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Russian first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Nelson - New Zealand
Level Contributor
45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

My girlfriends and I met here on a beautiful winters day and enjoyed the outdoor dining with the sun keeping us nice and warm. Very attentive staff came out and looked after us very attentively - thank you :-) Menu is extensive with great cabinet food too. I chose the hot pot with garlic bread. Lovely with heaps of meat,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
Level Contributor
21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

we visited here for lunch today and was impressed with a wide range of food to choose from. The staff were so polite too. The cafe was warm.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I love the food. I have been here for lunch and dinner. The chicken burger is to die for. I love the huge range of food they have.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oamaru, New Zealand
Level Contributor
84 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We had quite a wait for our food but all in all it was a pleasant experience. As we had eaten well late in the day we all choose something light, soup, dips and a burger. It was all tasty.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nelson, New Zealand
Level Contributor
111 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

No matter when you go to Cafe Affair the food and service is consistently good. Great ambience and very friendly obliging staff.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Mid range restaurant in town centre...good selection of local wines...varied menu.. Friendly service...certainly worth a visit

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bern, Switzerland
Level Contributor
60 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

love it ! great food, charming service... the idea of serving a decent piece of tenderloin on a hot stone is great. nice sauces, lovely garlic bread and crunchy salads. baes place: the table in front of the fire place (just a pity its on gaz and not real). the white cholotae crème brûlée - super yummy !

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nelson, New Zealand
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A warm casual dining experiance that is good value and has a whole seperate menu for gluten free.Really know how to cook a steak and have a good selection of nelson wines.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Cafe Affair of Nelson also viewed

Mapua, Nelson-Tasman Region
Nelson, Nelson-Tasman Region
 
Richmond, Nelson-Tasman Region
Nelson, Nelson-Tasman Region
 

Been to Cafe Affair of Nelson? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Cafe Affair of Nelson

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

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Cafe Affair of Nelson staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?