We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Courthouse Cafe Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
11 Elizabeth Street, Collingwood 7073, New Zealand
+64 3-524 8194
08:00 - 16:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Tue 08:00 - 16:00
Thu 08:00 - 20:00
Fri 08:00 - 16:00
Sat 08:00 - 20:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

182 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 176: English reviews
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have to try the beef burger there! Huge and awesome! I will definitely miss the burger after I leave Nelson😭

Thank yaoshih
Wellington, New Zealand
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice setting, friendly service but the kitchen closed pretty early after lunch. The manager did kindly heat up some soup for us. Great coffee,

Thank JulieW1165
Porirua, New Zealand
Level Contributor
20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a nice lunch here but as usual the only drink available to a non tea or coffee drinking diabetic was water. There was a nice range of fruit juices and sodas but nothing that was low in sugar.

Thank CookieCath
Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came up to Collingwood to do a tour of Farewell Spit and decided we needed a coffee. I'm so glad we did. This was a real gem of a place, a converted court house with all the character of the early 1900s but now paying court to visitors from all over the world. The coffee was excellent, the food... More 

Thank Jackie A
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Travelled all over the South Island and Australia. The cappuccino and savoury scones were the best anywhere. 'Missing them back in Canada.

Thank George k
Rotorua, New Zealand
Level Contributor
76 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We first visited this place on the way back from Puponga and just pooped in for a cuppa. We had the most delicious muffin, a blueberry and cream cheese one and it was packed with flavour and berries. We returned another day for lunch and enjoyed a pie and salad and a zucchini and salami slice with salad, both very... More 

Thank Jan M
Level Contributor
18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

We stopped in for lunch on our way back to Nelson, the menu was limited but I decided on the beef burger and my wife the burrito. The burger was huge and seriously tasty! This wasn't something you could pick up so a knife and fork is needed here. The burrito was of decent size aswell and pretty tasty. If... More 

Thank jamesmH9108OO
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Worth a visit to this cute unusual cafe in South Island. We sat in the garden for our lunch, and they make all their own dishes.

Thank John G
Level Contributor
36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

We stopped in to try their pizza as we loved their burgers. Their pizza was severely lacking as they were very stingy with the toppings. Also, the pizza had very little flavor. We had The Verdict pizza. I suggest adding fresh apricots, more sauce, and pile on the rest of the current toppings. For $25, it was not a good... More 

Thank capecodwahine
Nelson Bay, Australia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Good selection of food and great coffee and staff friendly and helpful. Sat in outdoor area under shade of tree and just enjoyed peace and quiet.

Thank nanap0ppa
Kylie J, Owner at The Courthouse Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Happy you enjoyed your time with us:) More 

Travellers who viewed The Courthouse Cafe also viewed

Collingwood, Golden Bay
Collingwood, Golden Bay
Onekaka, Golden Bay
Collingwood, Golden Bay

Been to The Courthouse Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$14
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Elizabeth Street, Collingwood 7073, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Golden Bay  >  Collingwood
  • Phone Number: +64 3-524 8194
The Courthouse Cafe is open 6 days a week, from 8am-4pm. Closed Wednesdays. Open Thursday and Saturday nights from 5-8pm for Takeaway Gourmet Pizzas.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Courthouse Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?