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“Hidden gem”
Review of Deville

Deville
Ranked #1 of 20 Coffee & Tea in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$18
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Deville is an indoor outdoor family friendly licensed cafe. Dining style is casual/eclectic using ingredients from the Nelson region. Great representation of local wines and craft beers.
Christchurch, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Hidden gem”
Reviewed 19 July 2014

After being recommended from our motel we called in first thing Saturday morning. We weren't sure from the street if it was the right place or not as its not well sign written but service was good, both food and coffee was great. We ordered salmon eggs benedict and the haloumi on toast with tomatoes which were both very good options!

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank chris_hughes_nz
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English first
Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great Food-shame about the attitude of staff”
Reviewed 17 July 2014

Went for lunch today,an older couple in front were obviously confused about ordering system and stood by the till at the front of a queue.The gentleman serving said "We use lines in this shop" The old man apologised and the couple went to the rear of the queue.As they walked away,they were left with the parting comment"you've got to learn sometime" I and the lady following me were disgusted and appalled at this rudeness.The poor counter layout is confusing to first time customers,food etc takes up all the counter space and a blackboard menu is on the wall at the front of the queue line-no wonder they were confused.If the man seving was an owner-time for a seachange-hospitality is a frustrating occupation at times,if he was a staff member,some customer service training is needed.Other wait staff were sullen at best.Food was fantastic,so its a shame we left with a sour taste in our mouths.No good for our tourist industry guys!

  • Visited July 2014
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4 Thank captain318
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Nelson, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Where the Locals go”
Reviewed 6 June 2014

This Cafe, Bar is a hidden gem in the middle of Nelson City.....the atmosphere is friendly and welcoming and the Cafe style menu is perfect for that Brunch or Lunch. The garden setting is secluded, intimate and cosy.
AND of course the food, if you are looking for a consistent and tasty meal look no further. The menu has something for everyone and the Bar showcases NZ wines and craft beers.......Deville's represents some of the best value for money dining in NZ............do I sound impressed, YES....

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank KiwiBLUEMOON
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Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great spot for a wine!”
Reviewed 30 May 2014

Stopped here on Friday evening for a wine and some nibbles. Great recommendations from the staff for local wine, great food (go the pulled pork! Yum!) and a nice chilled atmosphere.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank EviePC
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
112 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Really nice if you like the owners dog to check out your food, kitchen etc”
Reviewed 23 May 2014

Umm.. what can I say? If you want to watch the owner's dog check out your food, wander through the kitchen, clean its bottom whilst inside the cafe....

And if you dare to complain, getting ready for some appalling service and attitude. "it's the owner's decision" apparently. Problem is that it is not the position of the law. Or good hygiene.

Go somewhere else.

  • Visited May 2014
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2 Thank NickLanigan
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