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Melrose House Cafe

$$ - $$$Cafe, ,
26 Brougham Street | very top of Trafalgar Street!, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-548 9179
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (25 reviews)
“cakes” (37 reviews)
“salad” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
26 Brougham Street | very top of Trafalgar Street!, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Little lunch stop w a friend while in Nelson. Pretty place, old beautiful building and gardens, lovely service, friendly staff .

Thank Maja M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We walked here to have a brunch. It opens at 9am. My daughter and I really liked the sausages here. It’s a lovely place. You could sit inside or enjoy sitting outside with trees and flowers. They had cakes too but we didn’t try. Homemade...More

Thank Nutharin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I have lunch here about once every few months and love it. The surroundings are very nice with the lawns and gardens plus the nice big trees in a private large well maintained garden. The lady from the West Indies that served...More

Thank Gary W
Reviewed 5 March 2018

On a beautiful day it is difficult to beat having breakfast at Melrose House Cafe. The gardens are delightful, sitting on the veranda in the breeze is really nice. The menu is unusual and delicious. I especially like the unique breakfasts you can choose from...More

Thank Jane P
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Great meeting venue...had lovely morning tea and then lunch downstairs in cafe.Great variety for all who were there and food very tasty.Atmosphere nice and extra treats with drinks were and looked fabulous

Thank Margot G
Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

I can’t say enough about how I enjoyed this whole experience. My brunch of Fish & Vegas was excellent and they have a very good chai tea and almond milk. The whole time you are there you enjoy the wonderfully preserved Melrose House with beautiful...More

Thank Nonapama
Reviewed 18 February 2018

Afternoon tea planned at Melrose House after driving form Westport during the day. Weather waste but the welcome fantastic. Staff knowledgeable about food on offer and also suggested we look around the house. Tea, coffee and slices were very high quality. Unfortunately the weather was...More

Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

Melrose House is an historic building on the outskirts of Nelson. We enjoyed our walk to the cafe and enjoyed even more, our coffee in these beautiful surroundings. The cafe offers a range of food with various drinks and very attentive and professional staff.

Thank LuckyTravelerRonaldo
Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

My husband, 1 year old daughter and I called in for a quick lunch, having made our decision purely on the fact this is the #1 rated cafe in Nelson. Unfortunately it wasn’t the right place for us. There are no quick eat cabinet options...More

Thank SouthernGirlNZ
Reviewed 12 February 2018

Arrived for lunch with my friend on Monday 12th February at 12.30 They were offering Devonshire teas. When enquiring what a Devonshire tea consisted of, was told, date scone, jam and cream. Date scone ? never. Plain scone yes.The only reason I can see for...More

1  Thank joeboy07
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Brougham Street | very top of Trafalgar Street!, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-548 9179
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