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Morrison Street Cafe

244 Hardy Street, Nelson, New Zealand
03 548 8110
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Ranked #21 of 120 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
Wellington, New Zealand
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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 reviews 4 reviews
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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40 reviews 40 reviews
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
30 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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Nelson
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Fantastic coffee and a great lunch menu. Great staff and service as well. Has a nice outside area also which is a good place to sit and watch on Market Day in Morrison Square on Wednesdays.

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

Great review thank you. We love the Farmers Market on Wednesday too - it brings a real vibrancy to the Square, and the cafe More

Christchurch, New Zealand
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

My partner and I had brunch here recently, for the first time. We will certainly be going back, next time we're in Nelson. This cafe was very popular and we were lucky enough to get the last table mid-morning on Sunday. The decor is well done, it has a good "feel" to it. The menu was impressive and they had... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Had a great lunch here today. Lemon cuscous salad with feta and cranberry, followed by a lemon slice with yogurt. Highly Recommended. Enjoyed it so much that I went back again the next day with my husband. He raved about the platter so much! Said it was the best lunch he had tasted in a long while. I had the... More

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

Thanks for your lovely review and it's great to hear you enjoyed your experience here. We hope to see you here again some time soon. More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

A central city modern trendy cafe with great service.Our breakfasts were superb and delivered in super quick time. All very clean tidy and efficient.

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