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The Swedish Bakery & Cafe

54 Bridge Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-546 8685
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good36%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“cinnamon buns” (5 reviews)
“salad” (2 reviews)
“filled rolls” (3 reviews)
Cafe, European, Swedish, Vegetarian Friendly
54 Bridge Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

Cute little bakery. Both my coffee and apple danish were perfect. The subtle cardamon after taste was uniquely special. I overheard the staff saying that they had to create extra shelf space for their almond croissants ever since someone gave a glowing review on TA....More

2  Thank Brad K
Reviewed 3 January 2018

I know I have reviewd this cafe before (over 1 yr ago) but I just have to say again how good it is. Yes, the premises are tiny & the staff can sometimes be run off their feet (as it's so popular) but it is...More

Thank Marianne P
Reviewed 29 December 2017

With a friend who lives here in Nelson, who visits here every week,we visited upon her high recommendation. My husband had ordered a second coffee each for 3 of us, when the baker/owner seemingly stressed, literally shouted at us not to stay long as she...More

1  Thank Sharon C
swebak, Owner at The Swedish Bakery & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2017

We are a very small Bakery with only 10 seats to enjoy a quick coffee & tea with our baked goods. Most of our regular customers respect that others would like to sit down as well. Yesterday on our busiest Saturday of the year, you...More

Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

Popped in to pick up filled rolls for lunch and was tempted by the almond croissants and coffee- Fabulous croissant, light and flaky with a scrumptious filling and covered with loads of beautifully toasted almonds- an absolute treat

Thank Caroline M
Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

This place does the best baking.....filled rolls and a scrummy daily salad to choose from as well as pastries and sweet treats that satisfy the most discerning palate. I regularly come here to buy a quick takeaway for lunch when at work and am never...More

Thank jackih192
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Best bakery we ever had in our life. Must visit place. Always fresh. Friendly and lovely staff. We love everything in there.

Thank ManamiL4
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

We popped onto here on a Saturday morning for a quick breakfast. It's only a small cafe and there were quite a few people in the queue. The queue meant it was very difficult to get to the water. It also meant there were lots...More

Thank gfsc5
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

The best bakery/cafe in Nelson full stop. Always good food, friendly service, nice tea. Recommended!

Thank Arthur235
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

I live in Sydney and miss this wonderful little bakery! Every time I holiday in Nelson I stop here every morning for pastries and coffee. Amazing bread, pastries and service. The Snips with custard and rum are incredible and you've got to be fast before...More

Thank blossombubs
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Good coffee and delicious croissant. A little bit small place but good to visit to have breakfast or takeaway. I think this is the best bakery in Town.

Thank arepita_rellena
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
8:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54 Bridge Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-546 8685
Lovers of handcrafted artisan breads such as Levain sourdough bread, european style pastries and handmade Belgian chocolates will feel right at home at the Swedish Bakery & Cafe. Our friendly, intimate bakery & cafe is a magnet for those seeking an authentic taste of Europe and a great cup of locally roasted, organic fairtrade espresso coffee.
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