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“The beer tasting looked good!”

Founders Brewery & Cafe
Ranked #55 of 171 Restaurants in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, Cafe, Pub, New Zealand
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Victoria, Australia
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60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“The beer tasting looked good!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2013

I only had a coffee on a really busy market day so hard to really review.

The coffee was good and there were some nice seating options, especially on a sunny day. Prices a little on the high side.

A fellow diner was enjoying a beer tasting and it looked very appealling!

Worth a visit if at the park.

  • Visited November 2013
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Timaru, New Zealand
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151 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Welcome break”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2013 via mobile

After wandering around the park for awhile it was nice to sit in the garden of the cafe enjoying awesome beers and garlic bread. The beer they recommended was perfect thanks ...

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Nelson, New Zealand
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23 reviews
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“A brewery amidst by-gones”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2012

Another Nelson gem part of the Founders Heritage park. A good spot to take a break when walking Stanley Whitehead Track or visiting nearby Miyazu Japanese Gardens. Beer is great and a menu to cater for a quick scoff and away again

Visited September 2012
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Nelson, New Zealand
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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“The best craft beer I know”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2012

Fair Maiden is the best brew of all as far as I am concerned. Thank goodness Matt Duncan decided to follow the family tradition and become a brewer. Keep on making it Matt!

Visited April 2012
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Nelson, New Zealand
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72 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Good place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2012

Nice cafe in founders park. Good for coffee and cakes and light lunches

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