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Falafel Gourmet Cafe

195 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-545 6220
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good20%
  • Average1%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible6%
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“falafel” (35 reviews)
“lamb” (7 reviews)
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Cafe, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
195 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 January 2014

As we are not into pies and other typical Kiwi food, we were strolling Hardy Str in downtown Nelson for something more healthy and fresh. Falafel Gourmet attracted us with its cosy look and comfy feel. The chalkboard menu looks both simple and attractive and...More

Thank Kris-Ania
Reviewed 28 July 2013

I would have to say that the falafels from Falafel Gourmet Cafe have to be the best I have ever tasted! Utterly delicious and extremely filling, if your a lover of fine food then you absolutely can't go past this place. But it's not only...More

3  Thank NellyWill24
Reviewed 13 March 2013

Authentic tasty and healthy kebabs, beautifully fresh. I cannot get enough of falafel gourmet, my only complaint would be that they are not open on a Sunday or at dinner time.

2  Thank Emily D
Reviewed 11 January 2013

The falafels are unbelievable ! They are excellent ! I use to call them feel awfuls, until my wife and I went to this restaurant. The indredients are made fresh every morning and the service is quite fast for such a busy lunch trade. The...More

2  Thank Dennis P
Reviewed 24 September 2012

Made fresh every day, small, cozy, family run " hole in the wall type that you want to know about " delicious and the most affordable meal possible. Kitchen is open so you can see exactly how much work, care and attention it takes and...More

2  Thank skybohi
Reviewed 26 August 2012

Worst service received by owner. Attacking and insulting people because I didnt like the taste of the sample offered by the owner. For just saying that i did not like the taste of one of the salads the owner started overreacting instead of accommodating me...More

Thank Hello242
Reviewed 21 August 2012

the food was great, the service was awsome and the people were very nice and funny. Great place to recommed to anyone and family.

1  Thank zack c
Reviewed 14 August 2012

Pita bread brimming with hummus, lamb, chicken kebab, falafel, and other locally sourced ingredients. Good coffees, fresh juices. Food is flavorful, great value for money, very filling. Owners are from Israel and know how to make everything in authentic style -- by hand, fresh, tasty!...More

3  Thank WIldCarrot2
Reviewed 9 August 2012

Healthy, packed with fresh ingredients and tasted delicious. Better than any other I have been to - really authentic - highly recommended.

3  Thank Belinda J
Reviewed 4 August 2012

If you are looking for tasty, filling food at lunchtime then this is the place to be. The falafel is the best I've tasted outside of israel. The pitas are stuffed to bursting with hummus, tahini, salad etc and you can't eat it delicately. The...More

3  Thank Aunty-MacMac
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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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