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The Wooden Spoon

251 Queen Street, Richmond 7020, New Zealand
+64 3-544 4314
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (3 reviews)
“poached eggs” (3 reviews)
“salad” (5 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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251 Queen Street, Richmond 7020, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Despite buying coffee and meal ($26) was going to be charged 80 cents for cup of hot water. As cold water with glasses available free of charge to charge 80 cents for heating cup of water is extortionate. The owner responded by saying as she...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Journey64131428641
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

Had brunch at Wooden Spoon this week, the service was excellent, staff remembered us from a couple of months ago when we were last in Nelson. The food was great as usual & nothing was an issue even when I went off menu. Highly recommend...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank samc60
Reviewed 23 September 2018

I was invited out for a surprise morning tea and was really great to see a group of friends there. So the company and coffee were great, I also had a cinnamon roll which was delicious. So much that brought an extra one to take...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Peter F
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

Best place in Richmond to go for friendly service from lovely people and to enjoy a coffee. The savoury brioches are out of this world if you're early enough to get one before they sell out!!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Alan C
Reviewed 12 August 2018

We went for breakfast. One of the orders was off menu but no problem. Poached eggs, cooked perfectly on two different slices of toasted breads. Bacon and eggs was four big slices of bacon and eggs cooked perfectly again. Perfect coffee. Great staff, attentive service,...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank WingerJack
Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

I eat a lot of eggs. Wooden spoon has the best eggs, without fail! Highly recommended for a great breakfast

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank jonmcintosh84
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Lovely staff, strong coffee and the most delicious pancakes topped with hokey pokey butter - the best!

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Maria H
Reviewed 6 April 2018

My friend and I have been to the Wooden Spoon many times before as we're local people. Today we were a bit surprised when we visited the cafe at 11:30 am. The cafe wasn't busy. Food was just ok and it could have been better....More

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

We turned off the highway looking for breakfast and found The Wooden Spoon. And we were not disappointed. Really good coffee and the poached eggs with gluten free bread and bacon were pronounced 'excellent' and that is how I would rate my fried eggs with...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Jim M
Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

A great breakfast spot if in the Richmond area. Some nice choices on the menu and specials on The blackboard. We ordered the Rosti stack and the muesli which were both excellent. The service was quick and the owners enjoyed some lighthearted banter. The menu...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Steve R
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Response from NixieGee | Property representative |
This is not a question but an allegation. Please feel free to correspond directly with each reviewer and have them verify their reviews, or alternatively contact TripAdvisor for verification. Nicky Woodbury, Owner of The... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 15
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 251 Queen Street, Richmond 7020, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +64 3-544 4314
A friendly cafe and restaurant with plenty of space to relax in. We offer an extensive range of a la carte menu and cabinet items and offer a range of dietary solutions as standard and if requested. We make our food on site from scratch and offer coffee expertly made to your liking. Our cafe/restairant has received great reviews on TripAdvisor and is loved by our regular customers each time they visit. A long time ago we also won Cafe of The Year in 2014 as voted by our customers for the Nelson/Tasman Region. We look forward to sharing our cafe/restaurant with you.
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