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Crusoes Cafe

669 Main Road Stoke | Stoke, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
+64 3-547 7221
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good11%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (6 reviews)
“summer salad” (2 reviews)
“mushroom soup” (2 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Cafe, European, Fusion, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
669 Main Road Stoke | Stoke, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing attention to detail, friendly and accommodating customer service, healthy food made by people who actually know what they are talking about making everything from scratch with carefully sourced ingredients. Keto and low carb high fat options! Unlike other places that look at you funny...More

Thank sindyryder
Anated, Owner at Crusoes Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you sindyrider for your heart warming review, it made our day! We love Real Food and It is such a joy to cook for Real Food lovers, people that care about what they eat, about the source of their food and quality of ingredients....More

Reviewed 22 March 2018

I was in Nelson for work for a couple of days, being Paleo, I tend to take most things with me, because then I know where the food is from and how it has been prepared. I did however on the off chance google Paleo...More

Thank McNayFamily
Anated, Owner at Crusoes Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for such a heart-warming review! We are very pleased you've enjoyed our Paleo food, coffee & Hospitality. Hoping to host you again soon! Rami & Anat

Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

We arrived at 1pmish. Friendly greeting and service. My wife had the mushroom Fettuccini. I had the grilled haloumi salad. Both very good. A delicious Spencer Hill Chardonnay to share.

Thank Neil C
Anated, Owner at Crusoes Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2018

Thank you Neil for your review. We’re happy you’ve enjoyed our food & hospitality. Rami & Anat

Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

We love this cafe because as we are sugar free and gluten free , there is a whole Paleo/LCHF menu we can choose from. The staff are friendly and the food is good. The servings are large ( only order the large meals if you...More

Thank Munrotti
Anated, Manager at Crusoes Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2018

Thafnk you Munrotti for your fantastic review! We’re so happy we can cater for your needs. Yes, our portions size is generous as we believe that no one should leave hungry :) Hoping to see you again! Rami & Anat

Reviewed 4 February 2018

While we were in Nelson we were looking for some place to have breakfast with gluten free options and found this lovely place. It is hidden behind a large car park but signs guided us the right way. With a warm welcome the owner greeted...More

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Anated, Manager at Crusoes Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2018

Thank you DaMeBe for your kind review, We know from our own experience how difficult it is to find a safe place to eat, and we’re so Pleased you enjoyed our gluten free food and hospitality. Enjoy your journey in New Zealand! Rami & Anat

Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

We got all the family for lunch. The place is beautiful and the atmosphere is relaxed and fun! The service is excellent and the food is outstanding and delicious !!! I ate a hot mushroom salad with hot potatoes & cheese cubes - excellent!!! the...More

1  Thank Shark9696
Anated, Manager at Crusoes Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2018

Thank you for your fantastic review! We are so happy you and your family had such a great experience at Crusoe’s. Hope to see you again. Rami & Anat

Reviewed 25 December 2017

Been here today for xmas lunch and can highly recommend. If you want food with flavour this is the place to go. Especially the lamb shanks yummy Thankyou to the staff for giving up their day to make ours enjoyable whilst we are away on...More

Thank janiceanddavidansley
Anated, Manager at Crusoes Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2017

Thank you so much for your review! We’re so happy you enjoyed Christmas Day buffet at Crusoe’s. The chef was delighted to hear you’ve enjoyed his food! Enjoy the rest of your holiday! Rami & Anat

Reviewed 14 December 2017

I went to lunch with 20 others. We pre booked to make it easier for the staff. Arriving we were greeted as though we were the very people they had been looking for. Nothing was a problem and the wonderful owners and staff were so...More

1  Thank Robin F
Anated, Manager at Crusoes Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2017

Thank you Robin for your fantastic review! We are very pleased that you and your friends enjoyed your time at Crusoe’s. We loved hosting you and We’re hoping to see you again next year! Rami & Anat

Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

Well.....this has always been our favourite go to for breakfast.Recently my husband and I changed our eating habits and were concerned when we arrived that our needs may not be catered for by the menu. Imagine our delight to discover, from a chat with the...More

1  Thank melanie s
Anated, Manager at Crusoes Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2017

Thank you for a fantastic review! We try to offer many food options to suit everyone’s needs, and we’re so Happy our Paleo / Keto menu was just what you were looking for! Have a great summer! Rami & Anat

Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

I wasn’t going to go in on first looks but after looking at the trip advisor I thought I’d give it a go. So glad I did, what a hidden gem. A very decent choice of dishes and great to have the two portion size...More

Thank Becky H
Anated, Manager at Crusoes Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2017

Thank you Becky H for your fantastic review. It is great to know you have enjoyed the full "Crusoe's experience"! We do have a European style baked cheesecake on the menu! we'd love to know what you think about it! Rami & Anat

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17 June 2017|
Response from Anated | Property representative |
Good morning! Please go to the "our food" on our website and you can find there the vegan menu. unfortunately Tripadvisor blocks website link attachment, so I couldn't send you the direct link. Have a great day!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 16
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 669 Main Road Stoke | Stoke, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-547 7221
  • E-mail
Open Tuesday-Sunday 7am-3pm for breakfast & lunch Crusoe's is the ideal place to dine. Indoor & Outdoor sitting, fully fenced kids playground, free wifi. Crusoe's food is quality comfort food, We buy our supplies from local growers, make and bake everything from scratch, the traditional way, no chemicals and powders involved. Huge selection of GLUTEN FREE, DAIRY FREE ,VEGETARIAN, PALEO, LCHF & VEGAN dishes. Special Functions tailored to your likes and needs.
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