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Cable bay Cafe

) #47 of 124 Restaurants in Nelson ££ - £££ Cafe, ,
799 Cable Bay Road, Nelson 7071, New Zealand
+64 3-546 8799
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“lunch” (15 reviews)
“chicken pie” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, Australian, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
799 Cable Bay Road, Nelson 7071, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Mid summer and cafe not open on the day we arrived. Would have thought a small remote business which relies on the summer trade only would be open as much as possible. Having owned a business in a tourist area and knowing that one has...More

Thank RogerQ992
CableBayCafe, Owner at Cable bay Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi RogerQ992. Sorry we were not open when you came out, although it is on both our website and Facebook page as well as on the answer phone message that we were closed. It would be great to be able to be open every day...More

Reviewed 10 April 2017

Stopped off for coffee on the way back from Paddle-boarding. The coffee was nice. They forgot our order as it must have not printed out or it was because they were extremely busy. The lady was lovely and very apologetic about it and gave us...More

Thank aamethyst
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

While on a tour of the area with a friend who lives in Nelson we stopped in for coffee and a treat. Everything was delicious and it was great to sit outside to enjoy the scenery as well. However we think they were training a...More

Thank Christine F
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Food was good and all the staff are very friendly. A nice, relaxed atmosphere a bit off the beaten path.

Thank nikkiwhite22
Reviewed 19 February 2017

I took a group of 8 overseas guests out to this lovely little cafe on a Sunday. There are ample tables and chairs under shade in garden settings and out front overlooking the lovely Cable Bay inlet. The menu is extensive enough for a place...More

Thank mazbeenz58
CableBayCafe, Owner at Cable bay Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2017

Morning mazbeenz58. Many thanks for your review - I remember your group well - a great team of ladies all on Table 11! We were certainly busy that day but it is always such a pleasure to be able to host groups like yours. Look...More

Reviewed 14 February 2017

Last Sunday we met friends at "The Hidden Cafe" for lunch the restaurant is a dog friendly location which we were pleased about.We had booked a table earlier in that morning but when we arrived were told "sorry I did not book a table for...More

Thank Christopher And... B
CableBayCafe, Owner at Cable bay Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2017

Hi Christopher and ...B, Not a great day at the cafe! Mandy the owner and front of house had just broken her leg and dislocated her ankle, and that left us short on staff. But we apologies that there was no Pilsner, trust you were...More

Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

We have been touring New Zealand South Island for three weeks and the best lunch experience was the Cable Bay Café in Nelson. The setting was perfect as was the food and service. We recommend it highly. Have a glass of Sophie's Kiss Rosé to...More

1  Thank wings55
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

We went for a walk and then rewarded ourselves with a coffee. It was absolutely delicious- strong and hot. Chose a slice, served with yoghurt which was very nice.

1  Thank 690Sylvia
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

So much better than last summer when we were a bit disappointed. Great coffee and all of us thoroughly enjoyed our meals. Kids platters, toy basket and sandpit were all excellent. So pleased it has improved again!! Not sure about the staff tshirts with either...More

1  Thank holidaymaker282
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Such a great find out in Cable Bay. Definitely worth coming out here, fantastic food and staff were so helpful

1  Thank Waltersj1
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, Australian, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 799 Cable Bay Road, Nelson 7071, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-546 8799
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