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Oso Negro Coffee

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$$ - $$$
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604 Ward Street, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 7B1, Canada
+1 250-352-7661
07:00 - 18:00
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Sun 08:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 18:00
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great location, wonderful atmosphere and beautiful outdoor sitting area. We even purchased a few ponds of their Royal Blend decaf to take home!

Thank Gayle C
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had been told to go here for coffee by a coworker in Victoria. Was glad I did...coffee was good as were the muffins and breakfast sandwich. Salads looked good as did the other pastries. Actually went more than once in the few days I was in Nelson. One day the sun was out so sitting out on their patio was... More 

Thank gailh68
Vernon, Canada
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's the morning meeting place in town! Great atmosphere,friendly staff and locals, Enjoy the decor and artworks,good selection of coffees of course! The breakfast bun was delicious and filling.

Thank Ted S
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best coffee I have had. Food is also good. Nice to sit outside and relax whether permitting. Good location close to shopping yet away from the crowd.

Thank Vern R
Grand Forks, Canada
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great coffee house and eatery just off Baker Street. Great outdoor environment with great gardens. Well worth the visit

Thank Rick H
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Breakfast bun is a tasty filling bargain. Coffee is good. Pleasant setup and decor. I love seeing the friendly locals catch up here. Lovely vibe.

Thank Peter T
Laramie, Wyoming
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92 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

I came here wanting a London Fog and even though it wasn't on the menu, they helped me out and made one anyway. It's a super fun atmosphere with people from all walks of life hanging out there. I can definitely understand why all the locals love it so much

Thank Katie R
Trail, Canada
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

The coffee, food and service are great but it's always a gong show of circus acts. Sometimes it's difficult to differentiate whether there's a lineup for coffee or to collect social benefits.

1 Thank Walter_Kowalski
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

The coffee is roasted fresh just a few blocks away. Do yourself a favour and order the mountain bars. I bought some coffee to take home and my family has been enjoying it.

Thank Emily S
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79 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

We had our daily breakfast here and really enjoyed the granola, sandwiches, macaroons and delicious muffins. For coffee lovers this is the right place as they roast the coffee on their own every day. The coffee tastes like this - perfect. Further, we loved the easy atmosphere. Great place to get the day started!

Thank Alex J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 604 Ward Street, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 7B1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Kootenay Rockies  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +1 250-352-7661

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