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John Ward Fine Coffee

Cafe, Canadian
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503 Baker St, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 4J1, Canada
+1 250-352-0095
07:00 - 17:00
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Sun 07:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 17:00
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Woodstock, Canada
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140 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great coffee. Treats looked average in the display case. Ambience really basic for a coffee shop. We sat outside and enjoyed people watching as the cafe is on a busy corner.

Thank DCanadian
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62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Coffee is ok , baked good very expensive delicious but small not great value , service is friendly, quirky interior, good location

Thank zenwick
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love this spot. Delicious coffee amazingly to die for cupcakes... what more could a girl ask for!?!

Thank HollyannEastwood
Vancouver, Canada
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59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The coffee is very good and the baked goods are quite nice (lemon bar). The $4.00 grilled cheese sandwich is a great deal for lunch though it is grilled in a panini press so ask for less grill unless you like a super crunchy sandwich. The thing I like the best about John Ward, though, is the atmosphere. It's on... More 

Thank lorien_i
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Probably my favourite Baker st coffee shop, excellent lattes and nice breakfast panini, busy smaller cafe but sit and watch Nelson go by.

Thank 926jrd210
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Definitely worth a try. Delicious Chai! Friendly staff, nice decor, corner store. We didn't stay as it was small and full. But nice views of downtown.

Thank P_VanCart
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Love this spot. Great interior feel, good coffee, and kind staff. Love to stop in while exploring the shopping of Nelson.

Thank Joelle W
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

This coffee was amazing. I ordered a soy latte and it was super smooth and delicious. It was my favourite coffee in Nelson.

Thank C2342HFlisam
Moscow, Idaho
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 August 2016

I stopped at this coffee shop quite by chance. It has a usually-shady outdoor seating area that appealed to me ... but the coffee kept me coming back! This place makes the best Breve that I've had in many months!

Thank Gail E
Vancouver, Canada
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

This place and Oso Negro are two great coffee places. I like John Ward for the coffee but it does not have the food of Oso Negro. John Ward serves traditional cappuccino which to me is the mark of a coffee shop that is dedicated to coffee. Give the place a try, you will enjoy it

Thank ruff67

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$10
Cafe, Canadian
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 503 Baker St, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 4J1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Kootenay Rockies  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +1 250-352-0095

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