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Falafel Gourmet Cafe

195 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-545 6220
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good22%
  • Average1%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible7%
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“lunch” (15 reviews)
“falafel” (34 reviews)
“lamb” (6 reviews)
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10:00 am - 5:00 pmAll hours
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
195 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great falafel pita, the small is a good size unless you're starving. Very long wait for takeaway but I believe it was worth it.

Thank LilyRose96
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Devine! We would recommend 100%. The falafel was the best we have eaten in NZ. Nice portion size. Nick and Aliana Regos

Thank Aliana74
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I eat here almost every week, and I have been going for almost 18 years religiously! Super fresh, healthy and tasty. A local must!

Thank chardylover83
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent option for this type of food. Very casual sit down area, good for a quick uncomplicated visit. Lamb Kebap was enormous, though not cheap at $20 including feta. Very tasty though and set me up for the rest of the day.

Thank Japanangka
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

We eat a lot of falafel sandwiches that are usually vegetarian in pita or a wrap or something like that I’ve eaten them mostly in the United States this is unquestionably the best I have eaten this side of west Los Angeles.

Thank William F
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Good, wholesome food, very tasty! Plus really good coffee!! Only mention for improvement would be hotter food, and to spice up the chilli, as it wasn't very hot the last time I'd ordered it.

Thank 926jaded
Reviewed 5 October 2017

I love going her on my lunch break. The falafel is the best ever and I look forward to getting my wrap on lunch breaks. The people are friendly, qwerky and always wearing a smile.

Thank Lauren S
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Great staff, helpful and friendly. Food comes out pretty quick even when they are very busy. They do the best falafel I have every tried. Great options for vegetarians and non vegetarians alike. Whenever I am in Nelson it is a spot I must visit....More

Thank Paula W
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Eating at 'Falafel Gourmet' is a real Nelson treat. The vegetarian falafel is our favourite and is a real authentic slice of Israel, and we should know because we lived in Israel for 12 months!. The bread is hand made and delicious, and the filling...More

Thank Wendy H
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Rude staff. Didn't even get to eat there. So it could be good. Who would know. I am sure there are other places that care more about people.

Thank Hayden M
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 195 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-545 6220
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