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Morrison Street Cafe

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Café, International, Vegetarian, Eclectic
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244 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-548 8110
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7:30 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout
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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Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 99
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Coffee in NZ

I have tried a lot of cafe and have family who own a cafe. I can say that this cafe has the best coffee I have tried. It was double shot and strong - which is the way I like it. In the 5 days I stayed in Nelson I ate here twice - both time the food was excellent... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
SeanAuckland
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Auckland
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Auckland
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

I have tried a lot of cafe and have family who own a cafe. I can say that this cafe has the best coffee I have tried. It was double shot and strong - which is the way I like it. In the 5 days I stayed in Nelson I ate here twice - both time the food was excellent... More 

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Christchurch
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82 reviews 82 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Just popped in for a quick coffee and ended up staying for food and more coffee! Yes it is a bustling busy place but it doesn't stop them greeting you with a friendly smile and also a great 'have a good day' when you leave. Very impressed.

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New Zealand
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82 reviews 82 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This place is everything the reviews say it is, great food, good coffee and attentive staff. We sat outside in the courtyard and were well looked after. I will definitely come here again.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

There's lots of choices in the street but Morrison's has a good menu and really attentive staff. Coffee very good, can recommend Venison Gyoza

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Nelson, New Zealand
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97 reviews 97 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The one thing I love about Morri St is that it never fails. It is always good. The staff are great, friendly, helpful and usually very interesting people :-) The food is always reliably great. It is presented well, the menu is always enticing, often hard to make a choice! A fantastic location, and is always busy which is a... More 

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Noosa, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This cafe is obviously very popular as it was overflowing with customers, busy and lively. We asked to share a table and met some lovely new people/friends. The service was slow but well worth the wait, although my husbands scone did not apear until after i went up to ask for it. The food was delicious including a great selection... More 

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Paris, France
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This cafe is let down by its poor service. The food is quite good, but you often have to wait a long time to be seated despite there being a lot of staff floating around, there's a good chance you won't get what you ordered and you'll have to wait ages to pay. Last time we arrived at the counter... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

First day in Nelson, we asked our hostess for a good place to get lunch. She recommended Morrison's. It was full when we arrived but managed to get a table within five minutes. The waiters and kitchen staff are busy, giving the place a buzzy ambience. We ordered light bites: Traditional bruschetta and venison gyozas. We also ordered the mango,... More 

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Great review thanks. And it's good to see lots of lovely photos as well. More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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139 reviews 139 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I like the actual cafe, the space is good with big long tables and a good layout. There is always a bustling convivial atmosphere inside and tables outside for eating/drinking al fresco. Staff are pleasant enough if a tad hurried and distracted. We visited for breakfast and the menu was varied and interesting. We both opted for a full cooked... More 

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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53 reviews 53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Morrison Cafe Nelson is in a great location, especially when you are shopping. Food is fresh and wholesome. Coffee is great. The outdoor eating area is small and cute. I enjoyed sitting on the bar stools at the big open window facing the street. Busy little cafe with lots going for it

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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 8 - 15
  • Cuisine: Café, International, Vegetarian, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?