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Falafel Gourmet Cafe

195 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-545 6220
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good21%
  • Average1%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible6%
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“lunch” (16 reviews)
“falafel” (40 reviews)
“lamb” (7 reviews)
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Hours
Cafe, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
195 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 16 November 2018

This is a go to place if you want a really tasty lunch, the best falafel in NZ (lots of herbs that many places don't have) and great service to go with it. Best vegetarian food in Nelson.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank DCM220
Reviewed 18 June 2018

One of the best Falafel's I have eaten. Great taste, beautifully made, crispy Falafel balls, tasteful and fresh with great sides added. Worth the visit ! Well done Falafel Gourmet !!!

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank YaronE26
Reviewed 1 May 2018

We pretty much stumbled upon this place while wandering through Nelson CBD. We were looking for a light lunch, and the menu here looked appealing. We ordered the Middle Eastern Antipasto platter for two and it was absolutely delicious. More than enough food for the...More

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

Love this place! The quality is consistently high and the price is right. Ask for jalapeno peppers with your falafel.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank StevenG188
Reviewed 22 March 2018

Just happened across this little cafe, and we were so glad we did. Chose a pitta pocket with a Falafel salad - brilliant. Also, great coffee and great service.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank therec2018
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

This place is simply amazing. It's super cheap, delicious and offers great customer service. My food was ready in no time and even the small Falafel was massive. I would definitely recommend going there if you are looking for a fast authentic snack. Plus tonnes...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank DonLonn
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

If you never tried Falafel before that this is a really good place to start, the place is very welcoming and the staff are really nice. The dish is very big and you can get full after 1 pita. The Falafel itself was good, not...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank reiadar
Reviewed 17 February 2018

Really great Mediterranean food - lots of meat, fresh salads and bread. Very tasty and filling. Wish I had a place like this in my home town.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank NettieNZ
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Whenever I go home to Nelson for a holiday I look forward to visiting falafel gourmet. It’s the best falafel I’ve had. Chicken and lamb options also very tasty. Highly recommended to everyone visiting Nelson and looking for a place to eat! Very reasonable prices...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank LeonB1754
Reviewed 6 January 2018

Great falafel pita, the small is a good size unless you're starving. Very long wait for takeaway but I believe it was worth it.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank LilyRose96
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 195 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-545 6220
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