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“Simple food done badly”
Review of Cafe Affair of Nelson - CLOSED

Cafe Affair of Nelson
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $28
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Bacco is the Roman God of Wine, Bacco Restaurant and Wine Bar changed its ownership and name from Café Affair in October 2016. We are a premium wine bar/restaurant with an Italian/European spin to our dishes. We are all about fresh, local ingredients where possible and we have a food matching our premium wines philosophy. Bacco has a wine club and holds Degustation dinners bi-monthly.
Auckland
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97 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Simple food done badly”
Reviewed January 1, 2013 via mobile

A real disappointment as the location is excellent and the staff were friendly despite being busy. Our family ordered a range of items from a menu that looked better than the standard cafe. The coffee and nachos were ok but the other items were poorly cooked with pre-prepared commercial sauces and sides. Nelson has many better offerings just a short walk away.

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1 Thank RothesayFamily0630
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  • Danish first
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English first
Nelson, New Zealand
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41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“A reliable choice”
Reviewed January 1, 2013

We eat here often when in Nelson. You can rely on the consistent service and food. It is always fun using the revolving door.

Visited October 2012
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1 Thank NixieGee
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New Zealand
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81 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
“A shame”
Reviewed December 24, 2012

A shame Cafe Affair is not better as it is in a great location and always seems busy. We stopped for lunch on a lovely sunny day and had to wait over 10 minutes to place our order as the waitress was too busy attempting to erect a shade umbrella to take our order. I did suggest she take our order first, but nope.

Once we had ordered it didn't take long for the drinks and lunch to arrive but my two fried eggs were stone cold and completely rubberised. I think they must have been sitting off the grill for ages before being served - odd as the rest of my lunch was hot.

They cooked two fresh eggs which arrived hot and delicious but by then I had finished the rest of my lunch. My partner's fish and chips were good and greatly enjoyed.

We shan't be back.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank WLnz
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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Really great dining experience”
Reviewed December 19, 2012

We chose to eat here as they serve stone grill meals. We had the Lamb Kebabs and the Beef , both meals were great . We chose to have them with out fries and the staff were very helpful to give us more salad - they were excellent salads too!

Visited December 2012
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Thank NZShirley-55
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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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135 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Great Service and food”
Reviewed December 19, 2012

Arrived here one dark and drizzly night in October. After walking around the area looking at several other restaurants, we decided on this one because of its informal atmosphere and friendly welcome. We were rewarded with great food and wonderful Marlborough wines. Overall an excellent meal in nice surroundings with very good service. Many thanks for making the evening a memorable one.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank wickens
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