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Elevation Cafe Restaurant Bar

218 High Street | Tasman, Motueka 7120, New Zealand
+64 3-528 6103
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“pizza” (18 reviews)
“lamb shanks” (3 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 16:00All hours
Steakhouse, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
218 High Street | Tasman, Motueka 7120, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another very friendly restaurant in Motueka. With excellent service and great food. They're also good for breakfast or just coffee and cake.

1  Thank adwadw
Isobel E, Owner at Elevation Cafe Restaurant Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for that, Next time your;e in try the locally caught fresh fish, beer battered with crisp salad and our own tartare. Our customers are eating so much of it we are considering buying a trawler ;) Cheers Andy

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

i only go out for lunch ever so often, so when i do, i want it to be worth my while and worth the money and it sure was at elevation cafe on sunday. We were stuffed enough after a really fresh fish and chips,...More

2  Thank livecoaching
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Went with my family for lunch, and it was good, 3 of us had seafood chowder which was very nice, a fair amount of seafood and very creamy. Coffee was goodMore

Thank danjonelson
Isobel E, Owner at Elevation Cafe Restaurant Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Thanks for your review, Our chowder and hand made breads get a lot of positive comment, the last I had I was called to the counter and the man said it was the best he had had and he had travelled the world, anyway thanks...More

Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

To be honest, we went in ones and seeing that it's a bar,we backed out, thinking that coffee is not good, just because not so good experience of something "two in one". Than next time we did come in and that's the nice surprise, not...More

3  Thank Bluecactus
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Went to Elevation on a very wet and winding day to find the place full and lively....thought I might have to wait a while. I ordered the salt and pepper calamari salad and my partner had steak eggs and fries....totally delicious!!!! The food arrived within...More

1  Thank lisahth
Isobel E, Owner at Elevation Cafe Restaurant Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2017

Hi Lisa H. Thanks for taking the time to post a review, we all appreciate your kind words. the coffee we use is a zumo blend, fair trade and organic. We selected this particular blend as we felt it has a full flavour, strong but...More

Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Hearty and tasty food, courteous and friendly staff, who even served us a complimentary tamarillo fruit since we had never seen one before!More

1  Thank Aparna K
Isobel E, Owner at Elevation Cafe Restaurant Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2017

Hi Aparna. Thanks for your review. I remember you coming in and being so curious about this fruit you had never heard of, how could i not get a Tamarillo out so you could see and experience the raw flavour that was in the shortcake....More

Reviewed 27 June 2017

I am a local who has frequented this cafe a lot over the last few years and over the last few months it has really gone down hill. No hot running water in the restroom, out dated magazines, no newspaper. After 30 cups of coffee...More

Thank Gaye C
Isobel E, Owner at Elevation Cafe Restaurant Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2017

Hi Gaye, your review comes as a surprise for the following reasons: After checking our date base, it appears that you spent about $50 using your loyalty card, giving you$4.14 credit to spend. There isn't 30 cups of coffee purchased with the card, therefore I...More

Reviewed 27 June 2017

After having 150 coffee-lunch outings this year,I am afraid the service today and food would be the worst we seen. We went theirabout12-30 on a Tuesday,it was average busy for a cafe that size,after placing our order we waited 35 minutes for a muffin and...More

Thank Dunca2015
Isobel E, Front Office Manager at Elevation Cafe Restaurant Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Dear Rodger, it's never very pleasant to read this kind of reviews, especially afterwards when there is not much we can do anymore to make your experience better... I can only apologize for the disappointing experience you had in our cafe. I assure you that...More

Reviewed 19 May 2017

Good place to grab a bite! Very child friendly and good food. The Gurnard was great as was the Salmon. Child meal not to big, perfect for small kids.

1  Thank PaulG78
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Very welcoming, great service. Simple foods but delicious, we started with a Seafood Chowder which was nice, followed by Hot Smoked Salmon which was delicious, served with potatoes and basic salad.

Thank Jennie G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 218 High Street | Tasman, Motueka 7120, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Motueka
  • Phone Number: +64 3-528 6103
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Onsite prepared food using local ingredients.Steak and Locally caught fresh seafood a specialty All baking done onsite including pizza bases cakes and deserts.Casual and friendly serving good value Wholesome food. Food made with love not manufactured by machine!
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