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John Ward Fine Coffee

Cafe, Canadian
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503 Baker St, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 4J1, Canada
+1 250-352-0095
07:00 - 17:00
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Sun 07:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 17:00
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love this spot. Great interior feel, good coffee, and kind staff. Love to stop in while exploring the shopping of Nelson.

Thank Joelle W
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

This coffee was amazing. I ordered a soy latte and it was super smooth and delicious. It was my favourite coffee in Nelson.

Thank C2342HFlisam
Moscow, Idaho
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

I stopped at this coffee shop quite by chance. It has a usually-shady outdoor seating area that appealed to me ... but the coffee kept me coming back! This place makes the best Breve that I've had in many months!

Thank Gail E
Vancouver, Canada
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

This place and Oso Negro are two great coffee places. I like John Ward for the coffee but it does not have the food of Oso Negro. John Ward serves traditional cappuccino which to me is the mark of a coffee shop that is dedicated to coffee. Give the place a try, you will enjoy it

Thank ruff67
Vancouver, BC
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66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

John Ward Fine Coffee is one of the many excellent coffee houses in Nelson, BC. It boasts wonderful coffee and a selection of snacks; the date square was so delicious, I stuck to that choice several times without bothering to try the other tempting treats. Plentiful seating inside, but in good weather the side patio is a primo spot for... More 

Thank ZipoDoug
Oldham, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

I found most places in Nelson a touch expensive for coffee but this place has it about right for price and quality of coffee. Service I found a little slow but the frappé was worth the wait. And the location is really interesting for people watching.

Thank Valann4
Edmonton, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

This is place is super cute. I had the best Iced Mocha ever. It was so tasty and perfect for a hot day. I would highly recommend it!

Thank Ronniebach
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129 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

We stopped in for a small snack and a coffee while strolling along Baker Street in Nelson, and were treated to good service from pleasant staff. There was a decent selection of small desserts, and we sampled a few that we enjoyed. A small place, but worth stopping at for a break when in Nelson shopping and enjoying the sights.

Thank Murray W
Nelson, Canada
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Location is the key for John Ward. Nelson has a lot of coffee shops, but this one is right on the corner of one of the busiest intersections in town. The people watching is at its best, both inside and out the windows. The pastry selection is a great addition to your hot beverage.

Thank K00tenaykid
Calgary, Canada
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

Not much else to say other than its nice to have coffee in a place that takes pride in what they do versus a chain coffee shop.

Thank Al H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 2 - USD 10
Cafe, Canadian
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Open Hours
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 503 Baker St, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 4J1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Kootenay Rockies  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +1 250-352-0095

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