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Lydia's Cafe

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265 Queen Street, Richmond 7020, New Zealand
+64 3-544 1020
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New Zealand
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Modern clean premises and very friendly staff. The coffee is great and my husband and I go to Lydia's most weeks for their scrambled eggs and coffee. Service is usually fast and they open nice and early so we can enjoy a breakfast before work. Have also taken our two boys before and they enjoyed the bacon and eggs!

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Thank JJ25DJ
Nelson, New Zealand
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195 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

This is a little gem of a place. There is not too much to choose from but what they have all looks delicious. They make a goid coffee as well.

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Thank owlesey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Great coffee and very friendly staff. Wish they used free range eggs though. But saying that the food was very good. The cafe is very clean and modern

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Thank Nick H
nelson
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Modern bright clean premises with consistently high standard of food/coffee. "Mr Grumpy" (part owner) usually customer friendly by lunchtime !!!

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Thank gjbNelson
Nelson, New Zealand
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

I eat here quite regularly. Their cabnet food is always yum. The coffee is always nice and made with A2 milk which makes the taste even better. Ther service is also great :)

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Thank aamethyst
Casole d'Elsa, Italy
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

Excellent coffee and very good food. Consistently of a high standard, can be relied on to deliver. Their ricotta cake is delicious.

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Thank Kevin M
Nelson, New Zealand
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2015

We have been lunching at Lydia's for a number of years and although the owners have changed the food remains as good. It is our first choice in Richmond we find the staff very pleasant, service quick and the food is always excellent and really good value for money. We often share a dessert and one of the staff kindly... More 

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Thank Sheila P
Nelson, New Zealand
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2015

Funny how a little café tucked away nonchalantly in a suburb of Nelson can have such wonderful coffee and food. I am a decaf coffee officianado and this is just the best. Executive chef designed cabinet food cannot be beaten.

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Thank CorruGate
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015

lovely décor, gluten free available and friendly team although we felt like we were maybe there a little too late at 4pm as most of the food units were empty.

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Thank Valerie B
Nelson, New Zealand
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

Great coffee, great cooked breakfasts and great counter food at lunchtimes. Everything is made on site and tastes good. Always busy and a good buzz about the place. We enjoy our weekly visit!

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Thank rubybay40

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 265 Queen Street, Richmond 7020, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +64 3-544 1020

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?