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Melrose House Cafe

$$ - $$$Cafe, ,
26 Brougham Street | very top of Trafalgar Street!, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-548 9179
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (26 reviews)
“cakes” (39 reviews)
“high tea” (69 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
26 Brougham Street | very top of Trafalgar Street!, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice and quiet with beautiful garden and friendly staffs!! food was amazing and love the cakes so much!!!

Thank Kelly W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were welcomed with the most amazing and smiling staff members and was quickly greeted with water and menus. The food arrived quick and was well presented and reasonably priced. I especially loved the fresh and local products that were served on my plate and...More

Thank emilymcnabb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just had the most delicious summer salad at Melrose House, paired with a fresh rose lemonade. Both reasonable prices and generous servings. The customer service, from the vibrant Hannah, was excellent; Food arriving within 15 minutes of ordering, despite the cafe being full. I highly...More

Thank Tracywestback09
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It has been a while since we last visited: such a let down. Firstly met by an unsmiling front of house staff member who was not at all welcoming.We nearly left the premises. Had to ask for a menu twice, for water 3 times, which...More

Thank 808cojo
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

What a shame such a lovely setting, drinks and food is ruined by bad service and staff :-( The place was quiet with very few people in it but service was soooo slooow and the waitress hAd attitude. Just to get a wee Eskimo Lolly...More

1  Thank Marianna M
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

We arrived in Nelson and were absolutely famished, so did our usual routine of checking TripAdvisor for the best brunch. We resolved to try the Melrose House cafe despite it being a short walk outside of the town center, however I can categorically say that...More

Thank Dom M
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Took my nana and aunty here for breakfast while they were visiting Nelson. We couldn’t fault a thing. The service was excellent, Laura and the team was so accommodating to our dietary needs and nothing was a problem. The coffee was perfect and breakfast was...More

Thank Ksparksy
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

A must do for all in Nelson. Amazing setting, friendly and hard working staff, great menu and coffee! Thanks to Jess and the team for going out of her way to host us so well!

1  Thank Destination813717
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

If you visit Nelson this is a must! I had the salmon gravlax which was outstanding. The tea perfect. But the service quite unexpected! Our server Laura was so wonderful, I was taken aback by her hospitality. She is a superstar!!!! I only wish I...More

Thank serenitynowhopeh
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

Exceptional atmosphere, and beautiful beautiful high tea with lovely antique china and a glass of rose lemonade which i can't wait to try again. Food was devine. Lovely venue for a get together or quiet break away. Highly recommend.

Thank Gemma R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Brougham Street | very top of Trafalgar Street!, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-548 9179
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