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Morrison Street Cafe

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Cafe, International, Vegetarian, Eclectic
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244 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-548 8110
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8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Coffee & Tea, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Multiple Winner of Best Cafe in Nelson. Bright, busy cafe in an historic...
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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  • 104
    Excellent
  • 76
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Tasty brekki

Had the porridge. Wholesome, nutty and perfect consistency. Wife had the pancakes and bacon. That looked and smelled delicious. Was allowed some pancake after much polite discussion. Was light fluffy and very moreish. Not allowed more. Coffee not too bad.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Had the porridge. Wholesome, nutty and perfect consistency. Wife had the pancakes and bacon. That looked and smelled delicious. Was allowed some pancake after much polite discussion. Was light fluffy and very moreish. Not allowed more. Coffee not too bad.

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Second time I visited this cafe after initial disappointment and again received one of the worst coffees I have had for a long time. Long Black. You could immediately tell by looking at it that the coffee was burnt and devoid of any crema, and a decent barista should not let this standard of coffee be served. Was scalding hot... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Highly recommend their brunch, super quick service and the food was amazing! Loved the decor and the staff were great. Filled us up for the whole day.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Recommend from a friend to visit this cafe for brunch on our trip to Nelson. Coffee was great (atomic, I believe). Wholemeal pancakes were awesome best wholemeal pancakes I've had, very hard to get not too stodgy. My fiancé had the creamy eggs with salmon, I would say that was a lil to creamy for my liking ended up being... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Liked: Amazing attentive staff (very good with kids), great atmosphere, Awesome granola and kids menu Disliked: Coffee was average (3/5), kumara and Potato rostis were pretty average. Overall Great place for breakfast - would definitely give it another go!

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Nelson NZ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Good food and a lovely setting. Excellent coffee and good indoor outdoor seating. We go here often in the afternoon. It does good bruches.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Eggs Benedict was really awesome!! The service was very friendly and we got served quickly and the food followed not long after. Highly recommended.

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Christchurch
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We were eagerly awaiting a visit to this cafe given the revues in this forum. The food was great, tasty and reasonably priced. However the most disappointing aspect was the choice of Soy Milk used in the coffees :( as this ruined our experience.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

As a regular visitor I have a number of their excellent coffees per day. service is always friendly, and often a coffee awaits before I get to the front of the morning smoko rush queue. The meals are never waiting on the counter. Waitrons appear out of nowhere to bring the pates to the table. Only negative is that the... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

This cafe really earns top marks in every way possible. Food is great, great price, great coffee and great atmosphere! Top marks from me

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Additional Information about Morrison Street Cafe

Address: 244 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, 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 to $13
Cuisine: Cafe, International, Vegetarian, Eclectic

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 244 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-548 8110

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $7 to $13
  • Cuisine: Cafe, International, Vegetarian, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children

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.
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

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