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Yaza! cafe

) #66 of 124 Restaurants in Nelson $$ - $$$ Cafe, , Healthy
Montgomey Square, Nelson, New Zealand
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good37%
  • Average18%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (4 reviews)
“cheese scones” (21 reviews)
“quesadilla” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Montgomey Square, Nelson, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited Yaza! Cafe for the first time today and OMG, the quesadilla was the best and was definitely the highlight of my visit. It is a decent size served with salsa and sour-cream, is a good price, and very tasty. I would go back...More

Thank Kimi-GG
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Brunch, lunch all times - but the cheese scones are the most fabulous. Add an eclectic atmosphere and tasty lunch menu thats a bit different and flavoursome - love taking friends here

Thank Sally P
Reviewed 8 April 2017

This place is way over-hyped. The food is bland and overpriced for what you get, and the staff seriously need lessons on how to treat customers. Their attitude towards me was very indifferent, rushed (the place wasn't even busy) and borderline contemptuous - no smile,...More

1  Thank AliceDeMalice
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Excellent staff. Very good coffee. Yama is always busy but never flustered. The cheese scones are legendary. Other food is well done cafe food. Atmosphere is eclectic and comfortable. Always worth a stop.

Thank Jane P
Reviewed 20 January 2017

First class food - everything is produced on the premises. Last visit I had seafood chowder which came with a slice of their own focacia bread. As good as you could get anywhere and better than most. Not expensive, just down to earth efficient service...More

Thank davidfoster47
Reviewed 15 January 2017

This cafe is tucked away but worth visiting, right by Saturday market spot. Lovely lunch and helpful staff

Thank Waltersj1
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Such yummy food with great choices, lovely staff, and the events, (not just bands) are wonderful. Reading the flyers on the wall also gives a taste of Nelson.

Thank MMN43
Reviewed 27 November 2016

I found this place by chance: it faces on to a car-parking area, not very exciting, but on the weekend, especially Saturdays, there is a market - hence the find. There's a friendly, organic/community kind of vibe as you go in. A decent range of...More

Thank Alison K
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Service was slow and cafe wasn't busy. Hubbie did get asked if he wanted a single or double shot which was nice and the food was delicious.However the decor was different and there were birds inside too.

Thank TLC181
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

This place is extremely popular with locals and I am struggling to understand why. Place looks dirty, tables haven't been wiped in years..coffee watery. And served in a wrong cup. Bagel took a while to turn up and was ok. Nothing to rave about. Wont...More

Thank ozzalina
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Montgomey Square, Nelson, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
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