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East Street Vegetarian Cafe and Bar

8 Church Street | City Central, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-970 0575
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tofu burger” (4 reviews)
“hash” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8 Church Street | City Central, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a great place, funky vibrant decor. Quirky menus with a wide variety of dishes. Salads were fresh and bursting with flavor and textures. Attentive and quick service combined with large portions not much not to like !

Thank Spindo84
Reviewed 3 days ago

My husband and I had lunch here. We had really great service from a pleasant waiter. Food arrived quickly and was very good. We had outdoor seating and enjoyed the meal. Wish we had room to try some of the deserts but another time. I...More

Thank Kim W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Can’t rave about this place enough. There were 6 of us including 2 teenage boys. They loved it. Everything was so deliciously fresh and tasty!! Highly recommend. Great service and the old record covers for the menus was a great touch!

Thank Trish P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well done to Vic and crew for providing this excellent space for Nelson! We dropped in for breakfast on our way home to Chch and were stoked with everything we ate and drank here..we got the pita pockets with chilli halloumi, tropical summer hash and...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went here and was excited with the huge range of gluten free choices. I had the Tropical Summer Hash which was delicious. It's in a great location, nice places to sit inside and out. Friendly staff. I hope I get to go again!

Thank helen m
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this vegetarian restaurant. Unusual decor and a great vibe. So good having so much to choose from. Definitely worth a visit. Value for money.

Thank Hazel L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for lunch on the day we flew into Nelson and wow it did not disappoint! The place is such a super cool space, inside and out. I ordered the bangers and mash and it was out of this world good - I...More

Thank SaffronClark
Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

Loved visiting East Street Cafe this month, we are from wellington and are always looking for cool places to visit in Nelson. East street did not disappoint! (Apart from the sadness they are not open sundays so we couldn’t go twice! Haha) The waiter told...More

Thank Tessa14M
Reviewed 12 January 2018

the vegetarian food was above and beyond what i was expecting, flavors were great and staff had a friendly/causal vibe as to expect with a nelson eatery. better than most of the vegetarian restaurants in wellington. in fact, if they were in wellington they would...More

Thank shaun o
Vikstar R, Owner at East Street Vegetarian Cafe and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2018

Thankyou , you are kind. We would love an East St in Wellyington. Maybe one day!

Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

Whilst we’re not strictly vegetarian, the ability to order anything on the menu was a sheer delight! (If a little daunting). The lunch menu is excellent, it was a shame that we couldn’t order one of the evening meals though, as they looked even better....More

Thank Peter R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$18
Brunch, 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, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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