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€€ - €€€
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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22 New Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-545 6911
Mon - Tue 08:00 - 16:00
Wed - Fri 08:00 - 21:00
Sat 08:00 - 16:00
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Brainerd, Minnesota
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

This place is a little hard to find since it is tucked away off the street a bit but worth it. The food is yummy and unique and the ambiance is outdoor casual.

Thank Kurt2120
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

The food here has gotten better recently, but I agree that the service is still not so great. Most importantly, the kitchen was quick, and the food was flavoured and seasoned properly. Dinner with friends was great, and I LIKE the intimate lighting!

Thank SanNicola123
Nelson, New Zealand
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23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

There was no overhead lighting. We had a candle on our table - at lunch time and I still couldn't see what I was eating. We had to take the menus outside to read them. The item we ordered was not available so we settled for a vege burger. When it came I recognised lettuce and tomato but everything else... More 

Thank NelsonGrandma
Auckland, New Zealand
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I've been to Deville numerous times over the past year, and whilst the food has been mostly good and the atmosphere is nice, I have given them a poor rating for two reasons: 1. There have been consistently long waits for coffee, which we have had to chase up on multiple occasions to even receive. Today, two of us waited... More 

Thank Bryony C
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

after a couple of disappointing food experiences in 2 days, I was nervous about eating here. If only ever been here for a drink, and that was a few years ago now. I ordered the grilled halloumi with poached egg with kasundi (indian spiced tomato sauce with chopped cherry tomatoes-pretty yum) on toasted multigrain. I was delicious. I felt like... More 

Thank Faga F
Nelson, New Zealand
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

I loved the large outdoor area with a covered part as well. I would much rather eat outside rather than inside. The food is fresh and quick to be served.

Thank Wendy N
Nelson, New Zealand
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61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

This place is best in the summer as the large outdoor seating area is its best asset The food is solid and healthy. I love the Mexican breakfast. Very tasty

Thank Aunty-MacMac
New Zealand
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74 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

It was sunny outdoors but walking into the gloom of Deville was a bit depressing. The young man behind the counter was interested only in continuing his conversation - he wasn't happy to be interrupted by me asking for a juice. I had to repeat myself twice so felt as if I was talking in a foreign language. I would... More 

Thank WLnz
Nelson, New Zealand
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57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

I had the fish taco, highly recommendable! It's a nice cafe, to enjoy sunshine at the courtyard. A gem in the city!

Thank Monika d
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1,551 reviews
605 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 678 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Certainly the best seafood chowder In Nelson and probably the best that I have ever had. That is simply how good it is!

Thank Albywon

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$18
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 New Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-545 6911
Deville is an indoor outdoor family friendly licensed cafe. Dining style is casual/eclectic using ingredients from the Nelson region.
Great representation of local wines and craft beers.

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