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Morrison Street Cafe

244 Hardy Street, Nelson, New Zealand
+64 3-548 8110
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Ranked #22 of 124 Restaurants in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $16
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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Hastings, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I had a late lunch while in Nelson for a job interview. The service is excellent and the coffee is definitely up there with some of the best coffee in Wellington and Auckland. The food was nice but, i would consider it to be overpriced for what is was.

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Labour day ...we decided as a family to go out to Brunch...only to discover that nearly everything in Nelson was closed..we found Morrisons open and heaving with eaters!! We got a table outside which was great...they were very good when ordering our food that there was a 30 min kitchen wait for food and a 20 min wAit for coffees..no... More

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

They have a great selection of vegetarian, wheat gluten and dairy free. Amazing service and great atmosphere.

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Waiheke Island, New Zealand
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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We all (6 women) selected a different meal for our lunch here and everyone enjoyed their dishes. The service was prompt and efficient and the menu was varied and interesting. I would definitely recommend having lunch here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I must admit I am a stickler for the same meal when I visit Morrison street cafe! I have had the same dish since moving to nelson 15 years ago! Not many cafes can offer the same consistency let alone same service, ambiance and food that Morrison street offers. P S I may eat the same dish each time i... More

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Townsville, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Pros: baked goods on display were popular in reviews and on tables. Friendly service. Cons: slow service. Noisy environment. Slow to clear tables yet they tell people to find a seat they're "comfortable" at and they'll take your order. We weren't the only ones to have to clear our own table. My Morrison St Eggs were so salty between the... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Just popped in for coffee whilst in Nelson on holiday. Coffee was strong, hot and perfectly made (Atomic coffee). Lovely counter food too, or at least the kids devoured their scone and muffin!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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109 reviews 109 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I had variable experiences at this café. It opens for breakfast at 7.30am but the staff were only arriving at that time and it took 10 minutes before they were ready to attend to diners. My muesli was disappointing - the muesli itself is an interesting wheat free mix of their own making topped off with berry compote and yoghurt... More

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Matamata, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We stumbled across this cafe while looking for somewhere to have lunch, and I am so glad we did. The food was fresh and from a high quality menu, and reasonably priced as well. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. I would definatley go back when in Nelson!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

A good range to suit everyone. Great coffee, service and atmosphere. Very chilled out place to catch up with mates or have a breakfast meeting. Would be a good spot in Summer to sit outside and enjoy the bustle of people walking by.

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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
Average Prices: USD 8 - 16
Cuisine: Vegetarian, Eclectic, International, Café

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