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The Kitchen

$$ - $$$Cafe, ,
111 Bridge Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 21 195 8246
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good15%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (4 reviews)
“kumara fries” (2 reviews)
“sandwiches” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, Contemporary, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
111 Bridge Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely bright clean cafe. Great menu. Eggs and mushrooms a hit. I enjoyed the açai berry superfood bowl. Very refreshing. Only downer no soy milk for coffees. But good menu and cabinet food looks amazing.

Thank Resort822828
Reviewed 11 October 2018

Myself and my partner paid a visit for brunch a few weeks ago now. We loved our food. Overall the aesthetic of the cafe was fresh, clean and held a contemporary vibe. We struggled to find a comfy spot though that didn't feel out in...More

Thank Lauren S
TheKitchenNZ, General Manager at The Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2018

Thanks so much for your review! So glad you found us. Hopefully next time we can earn that 5th star 🌿😉🌿

Reviewed 11 September 2018

Great spot very close to the river at the north edge of tow. Rocked up about 10.45am on Sunday after the All Blacks test ... busy as of course. Very helpful staff rustled us up a table reasonably quickly and then moved us when a...More

Thank wundabar
TheKitchenNZ, Owner at The Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2018

Hi there. I think you may be referring to The River Kitchen in your review. We are not open on a Sunday. Still a great place to eat and drink Nelson 👍🏼 Have a great day

Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

This is our favorite place for brunch, fabulous fresh smoothies, fat black coffee, awesome snacks and menu, friendly staff.You can order dairy free, gluten free and vegan if you like, it's all there and so fresh!

Thank melanie s
TheKitchenNZ, Owner at The Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

Thanks so much for your review. 🌿😊🌿

Reviewed 11 July 2018

The Kitchen on Bridge Street offers great beverages (turmeric tea is my wife's favourite), fresh and healthy foods, and even space out back to work on your laptop - or even rent their meeting room. Friendly staff and lots of windows to let the sun...More

Thank Dr_fishguy
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

We visited while in Nelson. It's a fantastic place! When you hear vege/vegan, sugar free, gluten free you must think it's pretty bland. But you'd be very much mistaken! The I had the banana waffles and my partner had the smashed avocado & pea toast....More

Thank charmainelR
TheKitchenNZ, Owner at The Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2018

Thanks so much for the review! So glad you enjoyed our wee piece of heaven in Nelson :)

Reviewed 12 June 2018

We went to The Kitchen the morning after arriving in NZ from London, and let me tell you their Flat White was the best remedy for jetlag! A gorgeous cafe - loved the decor, and our food was really nice too. Big portions and my...More

Thank ColHol
TheKitchenNZ, Owner at The Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2018

Thanks for your review! Glad we could help welcome you to Nelson. Enjoy your travels - hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

Coffee was great! Ciabatta was tough, almost stale with little taste. Savoury muffin very salty. Threw both food items out.

Thank 155hamishe
Reviewed 8 May 2018

A little treat if you are a vegan or vegetarian or health conscious eco conscious person. Has a great space, very bright and welcoming, lots of little nooks and crannies and outdoor seating. Coffee is yummy but no soy and no syrups unfortunately otherwise excellent...More

Thank whateverwherever
TheKitchenNZ, Manager at The Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2018

Thanks for your review. So glad you enjoyed our little slice of paradise. 🌿👍🏼🌿

Reviewed 29 April 2018

This is a place where you can let loose on a sugar free and dairy free diet. No need to ask anyone what's in the food, as it's all clearly labelled on the counter and in the menu. Bonus, it tastes great too.

Thank Pedroziggy
TheKitchenNZ, Manager at The Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2018

Thx so much for your review 🌿😊🌿

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$16
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 Bridge Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 21 195 8246
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The Kitchen is a wholefoods cafe at its simplest. We want to inspire you to think differently about the fuel we put in our bodies, to encourage you that making plant based and healthy choices doesn't mean missing out, in fact it's quite the opposite. It's not about being perfect, it's about achieving life balance and wellness through better nutrition and food knowledge. We use the best local produce (organic where possible) and nationally sought suppliers who offer quality natural ingredients, to produce freshly made, tasty seasonal foods for your health and enjoyment. We serve amazing Kokako organic coffee, the freshest of cold pressed juice and on the spot superfood smoothies! so good.
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