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Morrison Street Cafe

244 Hardy Street, Nelson, New Zealand
+64 3-548 8110
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Ranked #18 of 132 Restaurants in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $15
Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Cuisines: Vegetarian, Eclectic, International, Café
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Multiple Winner of Best Cafe in Nelson. 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 Caesar Salad, Moroccan Pearl Couscous Salad and Chicken Tostada. 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
Sunshine Coast, Australia
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

Forget the bitter coffee down the road, Morrison's has great coffee, great food and a wonderful atmosphere. Our young children loved it.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

we got fast service, enjoyed a dark flat white and had excellent eggs Benedict. Perfect location to go to the farmers market afterwards.

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Hanoi
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54 reviews 54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

When travelling, it's really important for some of us to find great, awesome, memorable coffee. Morrison Street Cafe delivers. Spending about 9 days in Nelson, we found ourselves returning day after day for the coffee - it's that good. But there's more to this cafe than awesome coffee. The menu is excellent, the quality of the food is very high... More 

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Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Great breakfast, staff and coffee. Been there a number of times and have never had anything but good food and service.Staff are always accommodating regardless of how busy they are and they do get busy! Keep up the good work.

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Mudgeeraba, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We had coffee and a light meal at the Morrison Street Café in January. The staff were very friendly and attentive, we all had coffees and they were excellent. The food was above average as well with Cheese Scones and Carrot Cake hitting the mark. If you're in Nelson and you like a good strong coffee you can't go past... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Great for atmosphere, service, range of food from cabinet and menus, great coffee, teas etc, gallery, location near shops and car park, outdoor seating and reasonable prices.

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Brisbane, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We arrived for a late lunch and were warmly welcomed by the host. Great coffee and we shared a fantastic platter of cold meats, cheeses, olives, salmon, etc. Delicious!

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Oxford, New Zealand
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58 reviews 58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

It took almost an hour for our lunch to arrive and though we did agree the food was good we were not happy with the wait.

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Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Visited Morrison's several times during our 10 day stay in the Nelson region. There were 7 in our group & everybody was happy with their breakfast selections. The coffee was quite good & the service was very prompt & friendly. The produce was always fresh & well prepared. I agree with other reviewers that the noise level in the space... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Fantastic place great coffee,food,and wow for first class service everytime. Big breakfast is a must,eggs holladaise,the menu us well thought out with variety for fussy eaters,kids etc. The service is fantastic,I even saw a waiter carrying 6 plates no mean feat. Great atmosphere.

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Additional Information about Morrison Street Cafe

Address: 244 Hardy Street, Nelson, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-548 8110
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 7 - 15
Cuisine: Vegetarian, Eclectic, International, Café

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