We're spoilt for choice with great cafés and coffee bars. Neat Places has visited them all, and this is our pick of the best.

The Neat Taste Trail of Nelson Tasman

Exterior of Golden Bear in Tasman with people dining outside.
A journey of edible delights and surprises for your tastebuds.


Alberta's, Māpua Wharf exterior view.
Place Nelson Tasman

It’s hard to find a more picturesque spot for brunch than Alberta’s at Māpua Wharf.

Bloom Café

Artwork of a man and woman hanging on the wall at Bloom Cafe, Motueka.
Place Nelson Tasman

Walk through a pair of bright pink gates on the main street of Motueka to discover a secret garden that is Bloom Café.

Bobby Franks

Woman standing underneath blackboard menu at Bobby Franks.
Place Nelson Tasman

Bustling with locals on any given day.


Person holding a plate of halloumi and poached eggs from Deville, Nelson.
Place Nelson Tasman

Deville is quite possibly Nelson’s best-kept hospitality secret.

Hardy St Eatery

Customers dining at Hardy St Eatery.
Place Nelson Tasman

Celebrating honest food in all its glory is what Hardy St Eatery does best.

Java Hut

Exterior of Java Hut, Māpua.
Place Nelson Tasman

Keen to find that secret local’s coffee spot in Māpua? Make a stop at Java Hut on the main road into town.

Red Gallery & Café

Customer dining at Red Gallery and Cafe.
Place Nelson Tasman

Sit amongst art while sipping a great cup of coffee.

Sublime Roastery & Brew Bar

Barista working at Sublime Roastery and Brew Bar.
Place Nelson Tasman

A place to appreciate coffee in its purest form.

The Boat Shed

Woman holding a glass of white wine at Boat Shed Cafe.
Place Nelson Tasman

Come dine with sea at Boat Shed Café.

TOAD Hall Café

Exterior of Toad Hall, Motueka.
Place Nelson Tasman

TOAD Hall Café in Motueka is one of those places you enter once by chance, and never pass up again.