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East St.

8 Church Street | City Central, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-970 0575
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Mexican, Cafe, International, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8 Church Street | City Central, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

You know when you go into a restaurant or cafe for the first time and you the person at the counter just looks at you so you have to guess ask them do you seat yourself? Order at the counter? Wait to be seated? What...More

Thank Alicia K
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went to East St as we wanted to try something different. We shared the platter which was a food choice as we were able to try many different foods on the one plate, vegetarian spicy sausage, different dips with breads stuffed mushrooms. All very...More

Thank huffam-family
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant should not be missed when you are in Nelson. The chef is very creative and the staff is great, very friendly.. My wife and I ate here repeatedly during our 3-4 day stay in Nelson. The restaurant is vegetarian, The decor is a...More

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lunch at the East St. restaurant on Church Street in City Central, Nelson was excellent! Their fresh hummus platter looked, smelled and tasted awesome - woke up my taste buds, making us want to visit again and again. Every dish at our table looked amazing...More

Thank Dr_fishguy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I’ve been to east st a few times now, the reviews were so positive I felt my sub standard experience must have been a one off, unfortunately not. Relies too heavily on appearing trendy while serving up average coffee and bland food.More

Thank tulladay
Vikstar R, Owner at East St., responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi there! Thanks for your review. Im very suprised that you thought the food tasted bland as we are known for the opposite of that and most customers love our flavours and how filling everything is. Could you please let me know what it was...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a light dinner here and it was delicious! Such a cool vibe in the restaurant and the staff are really nice.

Thank jadeb875
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An excellent lunch time option. I have not eaten here on an evening yet....but will do so soon. Very convenient and fast service with a reasonable (but not extensive) range of lunch food options, and a good choice for a quick Italian / European meal.

Thank JohnandTracy_L
Reviewed 28 May 2018

Ordered a noodle salad and finished up with a feijoa cheesecake. It was so delicious and the staff were so happy and nice to talk to. I found my noodle dish a little bit bland at first but asked for extra dressing (which I think...More

Thank Connor M
Vikki R, Owner at East St., responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2018

Thanks so much for you review. Great to get feedback on the noodle salad as its very new to the menu and we are very happy that your requests got remedied and resolved! Your right the dressing was housemade, as are all of our dips...More

Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

A friend and I dined early before a show - what a treat! I had pinot gris she had quince & lime with soda to drink. We shared an appetiser of vegan cheese stuffed jalapeño poppers & a main of the platter - amazing! Would...More

Thank Alli J
Vikki R, Owner at East St., responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2018

Alli! Thanks for your review and feedback. The platter has been an absolute hit! Glad you enjoyed a lovely night in with us. Take Care and all the best from the East St Crew

Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

Having read the reviews and seen the ratings we thought why not. I was excited to see Moroccan eggs on the menu as I have always wanted to try them but have never seen them on a menu. They were amazing. Thanks for catering for...More

Thank Kim S
Vikstar R, Owner at East St., responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

Hi 👋 thanks for the review but I think you may have us mixed up with some other cafe as we dont do breakfast or serve eggs on the menu. Glad you enjoyed Nelson! 🙏

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$27
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Church Street | City Central, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-970 0575
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