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Red Art Gallery Cafe

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1 Bridge Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Nelson, New Zealand
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Always a cheerful place to stop for a coffee and browse through the gallery. The coffee, date scones, and cheese scones are variable. They can be the best ever or disappointing. Service is often very good, sometimes slow, and sometimes they will have forgotten your order. All up it is worth a stop.

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Thank Jane P
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Nice eatery, surrounded by pleasing arts and crafts. I love the high ceiling, too. Stay a bit longer if you can.

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Thank MMN43
Nelson, New Zealand
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76 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

Most of the reviews here focus on the cafe, but I'd like to give a shout out to the gallery ! The space isn't huge but the lighting is great and pieces are always hung with care. Exhibitions are on long enough to be able to recommend your friends to check something out, but short enough to always make it... More 

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Thank Henro2010
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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83 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

We paused here in our tour of galleries and craft shops for a rest and drinks. The long black coffee was excellent. The chai was well-prepared and very tasty.

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Thank Brad H
Nelson, New Zealand
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Have never been the the Red Art Gallery and so was pleasantly surprised. A great atmosphere and excellent coffee.

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Thank WBuzz
Christchurch, New Zealand
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Best Coffee but limited food selection - coffee and cake nice quiet area in art gallery -nice area to relax in

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Thank r0cken1
Nelson, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Went for a coffee with a friend, lovely coffee and food but very hard to hear as quite noisy. Just the clatter from the kitchen then everyone was trying to talk over each other.

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Thank Deborah K
Nelson
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Had heard about the scones and they didn't disappoint. Warmed with huge chunks of butter, washed down with organic milk coffee, piping hot in a decent mug size. A great way to spend an hour on a rainy day. Will def go back.

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Thank Suzanne M
Bishkek
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97 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Try the Ginger Chai and their food is scrumptious. While you wait cruise the gallery for interesting gifts. There is free wifi too!

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Thank BishkekFishlips
Umbria, Italy
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94 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Good coffee with wifi......added bonus is the quirky and cheap street gallery with good small gift type items

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Thank mausgrass

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, New Zealand
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
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Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Bridge Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson

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