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Falafel Gourmet Cafe

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195 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-545 6220
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 17:00
Fri 10:00 - 22:00
Sat 10:00 - 16:00
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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

There I was bored as bat poo in a clothing store when I thought a kebab would be nice for lunch, a quick trip advisor search led me to this wee gem. Now I'm from the UK and kebab shops are dime a dozen and I've eaten my fair share. This place was a quirky looking little cafe with no... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Hungry and looking for a quick nutritious lunch I walked in hoping the lamb souvlaki would not be one of those carved processed meat "things" that do not resemble meat and rotate on a rod. The lamb here was worlds away from that horror - marinated lamb rump - absolutely delicious- thank you, saved the day. The salad and other... More 

Thank Kathy G
Nelson, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Every time we go the food is consistently good and the staff and owners are friendly. I love going their for a quick bite. See you soon. Ps the picture is misleading though.

Thank ruakoura
Nelson, New Zealand
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41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

New to Nelson, and we had heard rumors about this place being really good. Sadly because of the short opening hours we missed it several times,but finally yesterday we had the pleasure of tasting their food. I had a small chicken kebab pita with feta medium spicy, which was super tasty and full of flavor, it filled me right up.... More 

Thank MaleneDansk
Brisbane, Australia
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

We had veggie felafel pitas for lunch from here. Freshly cooked, huge portions. Very nice for a quick lunch on the go.

Thank MinkytheCollie
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

Was lovely. Good taste and goos service! Big portions with original taste. Very recommended! You should state that you have also vegetatian options for the trip advisor users!

Thank Orit201
Nelson, New Zealand
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

This is a great place for lunch - the food is fresh, generous and the staff are efficient and friendly.

Thank museum-ite
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125 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016

Extremely popular and excellent Falafel Cafe Busy but friendly service .Food wholesome well prepared And very good value

Thank newmarket18
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106 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016

The food is good. Hence it can be busy. It can be hard to get seats at busy times, it's a small place but worth seeking out as the food has great taste. People can be left waiting on the street for their food. It's all worth it as it is made freshly for you.

Thank Bob G
Nelson, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2015

We Loved the flavors of the vegetarian falafel Chicken and lamb. So delicious. Large portions. Every thing we ordered was lovely. Great Flat white coffee. Everything was Fresh, clean with high quality ingredients, what a satisfying meal for a low cost :) Very friendly service. Nice cosy restaurant with atmosphere. You can get the meal in a pita pocket bread... More 

Thank pnn111

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Cafe, Israeli, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 195 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-545 6220

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