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East Street Vegetarian Cafe and Bar

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8 Church Street | City Central, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-970 0575
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15:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 15:00 - 23:00
Tue - Wed 10:00 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 10:00 - 02:00
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We so much enjoyed lunch and dinner at this amazing place offering heaps of vegan options including desserts. We had "tofu fish" and mashed potatoes, the vegan quesadilla, vegetable and tofu tempora and the chocolate mousse topped with vegan ice cream...everything was so yum and we highly recommend this place to everyone who is close to Nelson!!!

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Thank worldexplorerteam
Warrington, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The menu was well thought out and the food was delicious and well presented. Staff were polite and attentive. We visited as I'm a vegetarian, but the meat eating half of our party were equally as impressed. I particularly liked the painting in your court yard. (Animals are my friends and I don't eat my friends.) As I'm of the... More 

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Thank Rachel S
Auckland, New Zealand
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Second time here and just as good. Very good service. Vegetarian friendly menu. Warm informal surroundings. Delicious cheesecake!

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Thank DAVAROB71
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly staff, efficient and knowledgeable about the food. Cosy restaurant, lively atomosphere. Delicious food.

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Thank Sue C
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for vegge fans. A lot of choice of lunch and dessert menu. Nice waiters, very helpfull. Also has outside garden.

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Thank Ewa K
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A really nice vegan restaurant, with great food and very attentive staff. the food was amazingly tasteful, and the interior design was a pleasure to the eye. all in all, very nice place for a lunch

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Thank JoelHedlund
Colchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friendly and helpful staff, good service and choices of food. Before 3pm you can order breakfast, lunch or snacks.

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Thank Chris S
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had the Lettuce Be Friends salad. Very yummy despite the slight hick up with the hair in my salad. Staff apologised and remade immediately and offer free dessert. Food yummy and worth every penny.

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Thank Cathy A
Nelson, New Zealand
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60 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This could be such a great place, the only vegetarian cafe in Nelson. Sadly, the service is average, the menu dull and the food uninspiring. Most dishes are vegan although it does not call itself a vegan restaurant, and although that shouldn't be a problem since vegan food can be delicious, this food isn't and is often not even healthy.... More 

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Thank WendyB170
Raglan, New Zealand
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

easy and great garden seating, off street with shade, wall murals. Food was very good. Good kids menu

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Thank 0330penny

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 17
Cuisine
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Wine and Beer
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
15:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 22:00
Thursday
10:00 - 02:00
Friday
10:00 - 02:00
Saturday
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Church Street | City Central, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-970 0575

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?