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Cable bay Cafe

££ - £££Cafe, ,
799 Cable Bay Road, Nelson 7071, New Zealand
+64 3-546 8799
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good18%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
5 Jun 2018
“Great food in a lovely location.”
21 Mar 2018
“What a rare find!”
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Cafe, New Zealand, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
799 Cable Bay Road, Nelson 7071, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 June 2018

Great food in a lovely location away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Good to have food and coffee while you whittle the afternoon away while the kids play in the water or on the beach.

Thank FleurL129
Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

Such an adorable cafe right at the entrance to Cable Bay beach. We came with my disabled grandmother so were happy to see they had wheelchair access. The waitress Ella was so charming and personable,and took the time to tell us some of the fascinating...More

Thank meeks_bernedo
Reviewed 19 March 2018

We specifically chose to bike to Cable Bay for lunch at the café only to find a chalk board with the message that the café would be closed that day. We had checked the opening hours before online but there was no mentioning of it...More

Thank vmk781
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Visited this wonderful little cafe for some drinks after a walk, and after talking to Andrew the owner we had secured ourselves a dinner booking after their closing hours! We have travelled far and wide and never come across such genuine hospitality. We sat admiring...More

Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

Unfortunately the service from the young waitress was cool and disinterested. My chai tea on almond was fine but alas no honey to sweeten. The halloumi salad had good variety and was generous but lacked a flavourful dressing and no one came near me while...More

Thank Nonapama
Reviewed 27 December 2017

Made a special trip to Cable Bay today with American visitors as we understood the cafe would open from 10am .however we left very disappointed as there was no sign of life about 10.30am. Other potential customers were also looking at the sign showing opening...More

Thank Kiwitravellerseurope
Reviewed 17 December 2017

Drove out to Cable Bay today for afternoon tea,a very ,very hot day,had an iced choclate that was water,ice,ice cream and cream,what a waste of $6-50,had a banana smoothie that did not even look yellow,and a very flat scone,over all a bit of a waste...More

1  Thank Dunca2015
CableBayCafe, Owner at Cable bay Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2017

Hi Dunca2015 So sorry to hear of your not so brilliant experience. We don't use water in out iced chocolate we use milk so don't know what happened there and banana smoothies are of course made with the fruit of a banana which is white,...More

Reviewed 6 December 2017

Take the time to go to the end of Cable Bay Road and you won't be dissappointed. This is a charming cafe in a beautiful setting with lovely food and service.

Thank Seatouner
Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

On a random trip to Nelson, decided to hit the long and dusty and turned off the main road to explore and came across The Cable Bay Cafe. Hands down the best mince on toast I have ever had. The owner took the time to...More

Thank brendank406
Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

A gem with stunning views all round. Incredible bagels, mince on toast and coffee! Friendly service with a smile.

Thank Brian M
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, New Zealand, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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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