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Melrose House Cafe

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26 Brougham Street | very top of Trafalgar Street!, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-548 9179
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Nelson, New Zealand
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Pre to Mothers day. My son took me out to Melrose House. Lovely atmosphere, beautiful gardens, my own plate with gluten free goodies, normally a shared plate of gluten cakes/savouries/ etc is placed in the centre of the table. Choice of coffee, herb teas, soft drink. Very enjoyable experience

Thank Lindiloo1
Nelson, New Zealand
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Always been a lovely place to visit and experience the High Tea.Have been several times. But unfortunately Mothers Day was not up to their ususal standard. The time between waiting, then Cups of Tea and then the food coming out was all wrong.They were not organised enough for the numbers of booking they took Luckily the food was up to... More 

Thank potterp183
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice venue to go to have breakfast. Friendly service and beautiful atmosphere. I think their date scone is the best in Nelson. We are looking for place to have breakfast date, and this is one of the best option in town for us.

Thank arepita_rellena
Auckland Central, New Zealand
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253 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here for breakfast after flying in. It was my daughters birthday so we used the opportunity to all get together to give gifts. The place is so lovely, the grounds beautiful. We had a table set up for us in a little more private area. Everything was perfect. The food and coffee was really good, service excellent. Thanks... More 

Thank Rainy0
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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have visited Melrose several times over the years so was disappointed to be presented with an 'all day breakfast' menu for lunch when a salad was preferred. There is no wine list but we were told there was a choice between two white wines only. We decided on beer and again had to ask what was available. My meal... More 

Thank Michelle B
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited Melrose Cafe in March with the intention of just popping in for a coffee, but the cheese scone caught my eye, and then it changed my life. It was crisp on the outside but buttery and fluffy on the inside, and substantial enough to last me through lunch. My long black was delicious as well, made with locally... More 

Thank Carly B
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Such a lovely Café. Set up and atmosphere is amazing an elegant. High tea was so good, lots to choose from and full of flavour. Drinks were also delightful and the staff were friendly and efficient. I've also been here for a lunch and that too was also really good. Highly recommend.

Thank Alysha V
Santa Ana, California
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

This is a charming Victorian house, well preserved and surrounded by gardens. The food and service were excellent and reasonably priced. We had lunch. My friend is a vegetarian and the adapted a dish on the menu to suit her. I had gravalax that melted in my mouth along with other items on the plate. All in all a memorable... More 

Thank beckyatlarge
Nelson, New Zealand
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Arrived early, just open and we got great service and a huge cooked breakfast. It was delicious and the coffee lovely. Mind you we have never had a bad experience here, the new team are doing very well. The few changes are very positive, we will be back soon.

Thank Peter F
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Had breakfast at Melrose - the building is beautiful, a real colonial mansion feel and set in lovely grounds. We had a nice table on the veranda overlooking the gardens and our waitress was polite and friendly - the only downside was the actual meal which was a bit average- my bacon was overcooked and the egg and toast a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Brougham Street | very top of Trafalgar Street!, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-548 9179

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