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Falafel Gourmet Cafe

195 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-545 6220
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good18%
  • Average1%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible8%
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“lunch” (15 reviews)
“falafel” (33 reviews)
“salad” (5 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
195 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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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
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Wish I could come back to Nelson just for this place 😍 Went several times during my stay and was consistently brilliant

Thank Tami H
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Love this place, such pride in their food. Fantastic flavours and textures. My favourite in all of New Zealand. Keep up the good work.

Thank LincolnKatie
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

One of the biggest and most tasty falafel I've had! The owners are really friendly and seem to take a lot of pride in their cooking. Go there or be square!

Thank Staffan P
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

I went to Falafel Gourmet for a lunch with my friends and was pleasantly surprised with the service provided. Food was delicious, authentic middle eastern, staff was very kind and caring, atmosphere is quite cool with arabian music playing in the backgound and the prices...More

Thank rene0408
Reviewed 18 February 2017

This cafe produces fast, fresh middle eastern food. The friendly service makes it ideal for a quick meal and all portions are cooked freshly.

Thank jacaranda360
Reviewed 15 January 2017

I started eating this fellas food when he sold it from a cart in the Nelson market some years back and it is still as good as ever now that it is from his own premises in town. You can't come to Nelson without re-acquainting...More

Thank Adiie50
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Go to Falafel Gourmet. Quick service, yummy food, and outdoor dining available. (The meals tend to be bigger than what you might expect from the descriptions, though.)

Thank MMN43
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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 16:00
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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