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Lydia's Cafe

$$ - $$$
Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly
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265 Queen Street, Richmond 7020, New Zealand
+64 3-544 1020
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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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335 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A very clean & pleasant coffee shop offering good coffee and cakes. Staff quite friendly albeit a little short if they are busy but worth a trip with so much competition in town.

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Thank Keithbath D
Nelson, New Zealand
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cafe in the heart of Richmond, food a little different from basic cafe fare, and very tasty. Service good. A bit noisy due to high ceilings and tiled floor, but a cafe worth a visit. The chicken filo is great. I nearly always order it.

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1 Thank Elizabeth W
Nelson, New Zealand
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is my pick of places in Richmond - because its completely reliable. Eddie and Del work hard to make the café warm, inviting and spic and span. They don't have a huge menu, but everything is tasty and reasonably priced. If I need to have a coffee meeting - this is where I'll go.

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1 Thank MissAdventurePuss
New Zealand
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Modern clean premises and very friendly staff. The coffee is great and my husband and I go to Lydia's most weeks for their scrambled eggs and coffee. Service is usually fast and they open nice and early so we can enjoy a breakfast before work. Have also taken our two boys before and they enjoyed the bacon and eggs!

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1 Thank JJ25DJ
Nelson, New Zealand
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204 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

This is a little gem of a place. There is not too much to choose from but what they have all looks delicious. They make a goid coffee as well.

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1 Thank owlesey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Great coffee and very friendly staff. Wish they used free range eggs though. But saying that the food was very good. The cafe is very clean and modern

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1 Thank Nick H
nelson
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Modern bright clean premises with consistently high standard of food/coffee. "Mr Grumpy" (part owner) usually customer friendly by lunchtime !!!

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1 Thank gjbNelson
Nelson, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

I eat here quite regularly. Their cabnet food is always yum. The coffee is always nice and made with A2 milk which makes the taste even better. Ther service is also great :)

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1 Thank aamethyst
Casole d'Elsa, Italy
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

Excellent coffee and very good food. Consistently of a high standard, can be relied on to deliver. Their ricotta cake is delicious.

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1 Thank Kevin M
Nelson, New Zealand
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2015

We have been lunching at Lydia's for a number of years and although the owners have changed the food remains as good. It is our first choice in Richmond we find the staff very pleasant, service quick and the food is always excellent and really good value for money. We often share a dessert and one of the staff kindly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 265 Queen Street, Richmond 7020, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +64 3-544 1020

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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?