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Crusoes Cafe

669 Main Road Stoke | Stoke, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
+64 3-547 7221
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good8%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Mediterranean, Cafe, European, Fusion, International, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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669 Main Road Stoke | Stoke, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love Crusoes, always order the fish. Ordering a small is perfect and always leaves me full. Love the service. Love the food. Just wish there were more diary free desert options! As I love desert, maybe a brownie is a good idea ;) Will always...More

Thank sophieadammss
Anated, Manager at Crusoes Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you sophieadammss for your lovely review. We are happy you're loving the food and the service. Note taken, we'll be focusing our efforts and creating not only gluten free but also dairy free desserts! Rami & Anat

Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent birthday celebration for 50 guests all preplanned and delivered on night with great satisfaction and pleasure to all, Food excellent and guests rewarded well with ample portions, Impressive birthday cakes which quickly disappeared. This a regular eating house for our family and friends. Well...More

1  Thank 1940Jeannette
Anated, Manager at Crusoes Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Jeannette for your great review! What a fantastic celebration it was. We loved hosting you and your guests and we're so happy it was a great success. Hoping to see you soon! Rami & Anat

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited today on a business trip in Nelson based on great recommendation of a colleague. I ordered prawn fettucine, regular size (regular is the large, little is the small portion). When the order arrived I thought they had made a mistake as portion was...More

1  Thank Aspiring_Traveler28
Anated, Manager at Crusoes Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

The first time in the history of Crusoe's cafe under our management that a regular sized dish is referred to as small. Usually customers say that our portions are way too big. As an "aspiring traveler" & a self proclaimed food critic you failed to...More

Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

I met friends for coffee here as they live close by . We were so cold inside the cafe that they had to retrieve their down jackets to wear inside . The hot drinks were good however the rest of the experience left a lot...More

1  Thank BLB56
Anated, Manager at Crusoes Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2017

Dear disappointed never-to-return customer, Usually we respond to accusations and protect our reputation. In your case, However, we can't be bothered. If you don't complain on the spot, we can't fix it; complaining here renders your review moot automatically. And on a personal note -...More

Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

If you have never been to Crusoes you are missing a treat, this place must be stoke's best kept secret. Not obvious from the main road and tucked round the back of the cycle shop and liquor store, near pestells butcher, serving breakfast for the...More

1  Thank melanie s
Anated, Manager at Crusoes Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Thank you Melanie for your fantastic review, It made our day! We're so happy that people return to Crusoe's cafe and try new dishes. Next time I'll give you a sample of the cioccolata, mind you, it's addictive :) Hoping to see you soon again....More

Reviewed 29 June 2017

My husband and I visit crusoes as often as we can. They have a great range of dairy free, gluten free and paleo options. Its the one place we can go and order anything off the menu! The owners are very friendly and all staff...More

2  Thank jasmine c
Anated, Manager at Crusoes Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2017

Thank you Jasmine for your fantastic review. We are so pleased you are happy with our food variety and you manage to find options that suits your dietary needs. And we're so happy you enjoy our hospitality! Hoping to host you again! Rami & Anat

Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Loved the food, atmosphere and friendly service. The staff have a great sense of humor. My wife and I shared a big breakfast and both felt full at the end. Generous servings and delicious. Quick service would recommend to anyone.

2  Thank Robin M
Anated, Manager at Crusoes Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2017

Thank you so much Robin for your review! We are so happy both you and your wife enjoyed our (very) big breakfast :) We enjoyed hosting you and we're hoping to host you again! Rami & Anat

Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Visited for the first time after reading reviews for breakfast in Nelson. Wow! It was stunning, great service and the food was divine, flavours excellent, all made fresh and large servings. Well worth seeking out when in Nelson, tucked away in Stoke just off the...More

1  Thank sweetpea65
Anated, Manager at Crusoes Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2017

Thank you sweetpea65 from your fantastic review! We're so happy you've found us and had such a great time. We'd love to see you back! Rami & Anat

Reviewed 1 May 2017

We always love to visit Crusoes We always feel very welcome no matter how busy they are And they are usually busy which ultimately tells me that others know how great this lovely cafe is. The food is superb, a well presented and interesting menu...More

1  Thank Raewyn7150
Anated, Manager at Crusoes Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2017

Thank you Raewyn for your fantastic review! We always hoped that our hospitality and food will create great relationships with our customers/friends and now, 5 years on, we have realised that we're blessed with great friends that stand by us in times of need. Thank...More

Reviewed 22 April 2017

The staff here are amazingly friendly and efficient and the food matches that. There is a great choice of different foods and they say things may take an extra bit of time as everything is made fresh from scratch and you can taste that. Very...More

2  Thank Keith O
Anated, Manager at Crusoes Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2017

Thank you so much for your fantastic review and support! We're so happy you've enjoyed your meals & hospitality at Crusoe's cafe, and hopefully we'll see you soon again! Rami & Anat

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17 June 2017|
Response from Anated | Property representative |
Good morning! Please go to the "our food" on our website and you can find there the vegan menu. unfortunately Tripadvisor blocks website link attachment, so I couldn't send you the direct link. Have a great day!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 17
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 669 Main Road Stoke | Stoke, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-547 7221
  • E-mail
Open Tuesday-Sunday 7am-3pm for breakfast & lunch Crusoe's is the ideal place to dine. Indoor & Outdoor sitting, fully fenced kids playground, free wifi. Crusoe's food is quality comfort food, We buy our supplies from local growers, make and bake everything from scratch, the traditional way, no chemicals and powders involved. Huge selection of GLUTEN FREE, DAIRY FREE ,VEGETARIAN, PALEO, LCHF & VEGAN dishes. Special Functions tailored to your likes and needs.
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