Nelson is home to a number of interesting cafés and coffee houses. We've scoured the beach township to find the best ones.

New Zealand’s Top Bakeries to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

Worker behind cabinet serving almond croissant onto plate using tongs.
Carb lovers rejoice, we’ve scoured the country for the best baked goods establishments aka bakeries! No sourdough loaf, flaky almond croissant or pillowy brioche doughnut has been left unturned in this quest.

TOAD Hall Café

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

Deville

Person holding a plate of halloumi and poached eggs from Deville, Nelson.
Place Nelson Tasman
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Deville is quite possibly Nelson’s best-kept hospitality secret.

Bloom Café

Artwork of a man and woman hanging on the wall at Bloom Cafe, Motueka.
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Walk through a pair of bright pink gates on the main street of Motueka to discover a secret garden that is Bloom Café.

Java Hut

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

Sublime Roastery & Brew Bar

Barista working at Sublime Roastery and Brew Bar.
Place Nelson Tasman
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A place to appreciate coffee in its purest form.

Red Gallery & Café

Customer dining at Red Gallery and Cafe.
Place Nelson Tasman
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Sit amongst art while sipping a great cup of coffee.

East St Café

Retro lampshade on the bar with James Dean photo on the wall.
Place Nelson Tasman
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A pioneer in plant-based fare.

Hardy St Eatery

Customers dining at Hardy St Eatery.
Place Nelson Tasman
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Celebrating honest food in all its glory is what Hardy St Eatery does 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.

Bobby Franks

Woman standing underneath blackboard menu at Bobby Franks.
Place Nelson Tasman
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Bustling with locals on any given day.

The Boat Shed

Woman holding a glass of white wine at Boat Shed Cafe.
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Come dine with sea at Boat Shed Café.