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East Street Vegetarian Cafe and Bar

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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 yesterday 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
Reviewed 4 days ago

One of the best vegetarian restaurants I have experienced. Food is imaginative and delicious with amazing flavours. Dropped in for lunch and liked it so much we reserved a table for the evening meal on our last night in Nelson. Once again the food did...More

Thank Gypsyann2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

Neither of us are vegetarian, but both enjoy eating vegetarian food. The menu here is great and the salads are absolutely yummy - we really enjoyed our lunch here.

Thank Martin and Sue C
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

This a definitely a place worth visiting whether you are a carnivore, vegetarian or vegan. The meat eaters will not miss the lack of meat as all the dishes have been creatively devised to satisfy anyone. The food is so well designed to give you...More

Thank Tracey650
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

My husband and I had a lunch and dinner at this restaurant. The food was very unusual for a vegetarian restaurant and was really delicious. For dinner, we had a salad and veggie burger. It was the best veggie burger either of us have had,...More

Thank KikuOG
Reviewed 11 March 2018

Absolutely loved this place. The menu items were exciting and really caught our attention. The food was colourful and full of flavour, all put together so well. Put that together with great drinks, fast friendly service and cool decor, this was a winner. Shame we...More

Thank Rokho87
Vikki R, Owner at East Street Vegetarian Cafe and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Thankyou! What a ripper review :) love it. Ill pass this on to the fantastic crew we have. Cheers Vikki

Reviewed 10 March 2018

We took an overseas friend and long time vegan for an early dinner. He was ecstatic that he could choose ANYTHING from the menu, then took ages to decide because it alll sounded so good, and it was. Every dish was tasty and filling and...More

Thank jesterhouse
Reviewed 1 March 2018

Busy and lively restaurant, funky decor, tables inside and outdoors, good range of tap beers, lots of choice on the menu, good service.

Thank Hampshire_Gardener
Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

The salad was excellent with good variety, plenty of flavour and good nutritional value. Service was friendly and efficient. Indoor and outdoor seating available. The music was a little loud for my taste and no chai tea available. Quirky decor both inside and the courtyard...More

Thank Nonapama
Reviewed 21 February 2018 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$28
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, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 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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