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East Street Vegetarian Cafe and Bar

8 Church Street | City Central, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-970 0575
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tofu burger” (4 reviews)
“hash” (3 reviews)
Mexican, Cafe, International, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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8 Church Street | City Central, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 27 September 2017

Good health food - friendly environment - a nice place to eat - quiet so you can hear your conversation......I went there for a work meal....was perfect....

Thank discerningtravel2014
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Quirky little place with great food and ok service. Good menu and great drinks list with loads of choices. Love the old album covers for the menus. Always popular and busy. Good size meals and good prices. Food will satisfy those of you who aren't...More

Thank kiwisolargal
Reviewed 31 August 2017

We visited this cafe on the recommendation of the manager of a motel where we were staying, and we are so glad we did. The cafe was very busy and buzzing, and the waitress (Bridget) was friendly and welcoming. We did not have a full...More

Thank jokebrady
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

My wife and I visited here twice on a recent trip to Nelson and both times I was well impressed with the quality of the food. My favourite was the giant of a burger I had for dinner. I didn't even notice the tofu as...More

Thank NKean
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Went to East St Vegetarian Cafe and Bar Restaurant Nelson the other day . Wonderful food and coffee. I absolutely love this place it has such an amazing vibe and atmosphere and also such great customer service and friendly staff as well as it being...More

Thank Alicia W
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Stumbled across East St Vegetarian Cafe and Bar by pure accident on one cold rainy day, walked in just to get some nice hot soup to be pleasantly amazed. We are for sure not vegetarians but we'd turn vegetarian after eating at this beautiful cafe,...More

Thank Cherayn B
Vikstar R, Owner at East Street Vegetarian Cafe and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Thanks so much for stumbling in on yesterdays cold rainy day. We have a great team of chefs and front of house crew here at East St, we are very lucky! I love how you said you'd turn vege after eating with us as we...More

Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Really enjoying the updated menu! Healthy and delicious. Friendly staff, busy at times, good coffee. Worth a visit!

Thank Clouds608
Vikstar R, Owner at East Street Vegetarian Cafe and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Glad you enjoyed the new updated menu! Thanks for the review and take care 😀

Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

As a veggie for over 25 years, i was recommended this place by a friend who'd visited previously. It was a great recommendation! We liked it as soon as we walked in. The decor is quirky, the staff friendly and i loved the album cover...More

Thank Selina_J_W
Vikstar R, Owner at East Street Vegetarian Cafe and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Thanks, this is just wonderful to wake up to. Glad you enjoyed your time with us and good on your for being veggie for 25 years! We are defiantely creative in all areas, and ahh there so much more we want to do. Thanks from...More

Reviewed 13 August 2017

Fabulous food and very interesting environment. Love things have been recycled and the LP covers as menu covers are just brilliant. I would go again for sure.

Thank Lynneonekidney
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Lovely lunch menu and they cook to order. Slightly limited on choice for no onion but I expect that as if I didn't have an allergy I would use onions in everything too! Had the poached eggs on toast. Bread was great - sourdough and...More

Thank amoroz65
Vikstar R, Owner at East Street Vegetarian Cafe and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Thanks for your review. I'm slightly surprised to hear you couldnt much much without onion as we really limited the use and its not really in much of our food. Im glad you enjoyed your time and food with us. Look forward to seeing you...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 29
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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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