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Morrison Street Cafe

244 Hardy Street, Nelson, New Zealand
03 548 8110
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Ranked #20 of 122 Restaurants in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $17
Cuisines: Eclectic, Café
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Winner of Best Cafe in Nelson 2011 by Cafe Magazine. Bright, busy cafe in an historic building in central Nelson. Strong following of loyal locals but plenty to entice visitors as well. The menu changes seasonally and focuses on fresh, natural flavours that build on a number of ethnic cuisine styles. Our breakfasts have a large fan base with favourites like the Bacon & Eggs and Morrison Street's Local Breakfast staying on the menu year after year. Lunch includes Caribbean Lamb with Pumpkin & Feta, a Chicken & Chorizo Paella and a Mussel & Saffron Soup. There's plenty of fresh baking each day, a healthy kids menu and our coffee is excellent. There are lots of options for wheat, gluten & dairy sensitive people and vegetarians as well.
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English first
San Francisco, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Got two espresso drinks to go. Both were fantastic and reminded me of some of my favorite gourmet coffee back home in San Francisco. If you are a coffee aficionado, you will want to give this place a try. Nice ambiance if you want to eat in too.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

My opffice looks right over this cafe so I feel a sense of locale, but hey, it's great by any standards, we all love it and the food and coffeer are super. A real Nelson dining experience, do try it.

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Melbourne, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Didn't have a meal here but was most impressed by the menu. Items were clearly marked based on allergy/diet requirements and there was a great range to choose from. Coffee was fabulous! Friendly staff. Would definitely try a meal here next time.

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Nelson, New Zealand
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Food is always very good, different and imaginative, served beautifully. Only drawback is that when they are really busy it is very noisy inside.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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130 reviews 130 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We visited twice for breakfast.....great breakfast/brunch menu, great coffee and good gluten free selection and will adjust meals to suit. Service was good and staff very friendly. Defo recommend.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Was recommended this cafe however unfortunately we did not have a good experience at all. Was sitting outside with my family for 30 minutes and not served so decided to go somewhere else. What was even more disappointing was that a gentleman next to us that was served was spoken to rudely by a staff member and was not looked... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Ravenously hungry after the plane's wheels hit the tarmac, we quickly buzzed our way to one of the best cafes in Nelson (according to trip advisor) that was reasonably priced and near our location. This place was the perfect start to our holiday. Ordering the Antipasto Platter, Eggs & Toast and Gumbo with an attentive waiter, it was a small... More

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New Zealand
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19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Great range of yummy food, at reasonable prices. The eggs were plump and the bacon very tasty, not to mention great coffee. Service was great, and I will definitely be back.

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

As someone who can't have gluten or most dairy, breakfast on the road is always difficult. What a delight to come across the Morrison Street Cafe with many delicious options to chose from and very willing to make substitutions to make my meal gluten free. I had poached eggs with rind less bacon on GF bread (great bread!) with a... More

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MorrisonStreetCafe, Owner at Morrison Street Cafe, responded to this review

So good that you were able to eat all the foods you enjoy here. Thank you for your kind review More

Blenheim, New Zealand
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104 reviews 104 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My Mum and I went here for lunch yesterday and we really enjoyed our food very much. We chose to sit inside as it was a bit cool for the garden and the décor was warm and inviting. All of the staff that we interacted with were helpful and friendly. The meals were tasty and of a decent size and... More

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