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Cafe Affair of Nelson

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European, New Zealand, Gluten Free, Cafe
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295 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
(03) 548 8295
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Auckland NZ
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89 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great friendly service and a delicious meal. We would definitely return. Squid was lovely and tender. Lamb Salad was really good. Breads and dips to start were tasty

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Thank Ingy13
Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Friendly staff, service great, food was great and hot and efficient service, pleasant venue nice outlook

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Thank noelspalding
Nelson, New Zealand
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144 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I go to Cafe Affair frequently. The food is always good and the staff are always very friendly and helpful. Atmosphere is great. Warm and cosy in winter.

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Thank Raewyn7150
Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We've been living in Nelson five years and had never eaten here so thought it high-time we did so. Couldn't go past the pork belly and was very glad I didn't. Very, very tasty with just the right amount of spice and seasoning to get the full flavours of the meal. We sat downstairs and the only observation was that... More 

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Thank Maddog1964
Nelson, New Zealand
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180 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A good restaurant and able to provide a separate upstairs dining room for large groups with facilities. The service was excellent! The food was nice and well presented, but several meals arrived with the steaks in particular having stood in the kitchen on the plates fore too long, and therefore arriving on the plates a little cold, and slightly overcooked.

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1 Thank JohnandTracy_L
Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family enjoyed dinner here so much we went back the next day. I had the best steak I have had in a very long time. The wait staff were excellent, apologising for the wait (due to large groups arriving just before us). Lots of people there before heading out to see the Nelson Lights festival. The waiter even remembered... More 

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1 Thank Andrew S
Columbus OH
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342 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped by for lunch and it was lovely. The waitress was very helpful and gave attentive service although we just had food out of the cabinet. The food was good. We sat upstairs and enjoyed the old photos of the area and other memorabilia on the walls.

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Thank ohiowanderer
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wait service was excellent, always looking to help out. Had changed our mind post order and got it all fixed up with absolutely no issues. Drinks came out quickly and were very good. My iced chocolate maintained a rich chocolatey taste that I find is often lost in an iced chocolate drink. Hot chocolate was also smooth and good temperature... More 

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Thank Max B
Auckland, New Zealand
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place. Great atmosphere! Friendly staff. Loved the berry and apple crumble!! It is a must!! Another excellent place to eat in Nelson.

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Thank debmolly2015
Brisbane, Australia
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stumbled across this little gem on our visit through Nelson. We popped in for dinner and were blown away with the standard of service. Our waitress was so kind and professional and always had a smile on her face. The staff were very responsive when we had a slight issue with a wine we had ordered (by no fault... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 295 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: (03) 548 8295

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