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Riverside Cafe

289 Inland Moutere Highway, Motueka 7175, New Zealand
+64 3-526 7447
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Overview
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good26%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
289 Inland Moutere Highway, Motueka 7175, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 139 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve been here a lot in the past, but I think under the new management it’s got better than it was before, and it was great before. I really enjoyed my coffee, and the service was good too. I had the vege breakfast which was...More

Thank Alex D
Riverside C, Owner at Riverside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you Alex for such a lovely reveiw!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped in here last weekend, a first time for me. Great quirky wee cafe, the outside areas are awesome! A cacti garden, lots of seating and places to eat, relax and drink. nice staff. will be back. you guys make a great chai latte!

Thank Steph S
Riverside C, Owner at Riverside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for Visiting us Steph :)

Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

This is one of the best surprises in a cafe that we have found and highly recommend that you add this to your must visit in the Nelson region. The cafe was welcoming, staff extremely pleasant and helpful. The food was absolutely awesome and we...More

Thank dnlcompton
Riverside C, Owner at Riverside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for such a wonderful reveiw and recomendation :)

Reviewed 28 March 2018

We love eating out here. Such a relaxed and boho place, offering warm and open hospitality. Eat outside in the garden or inside. Great food with vegetarian/vegan options. Welcoming friendly staff and efficient service. Our last meal there was delicious and very good value for...More

Thank heloise12
Riverside C, Owner at Riverside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Great to hear you enjoyed your visit, thanks for the lovely reveiw.

Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

Great service and excellent food for brunch. Organic surrounds won’t suit everyone but we loved the vibe. Would visit again.

Thank DAVAROB71
Riverside C, Owner at Riverside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

thank you! :)

Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

This is an amazing place. The food is outstanding and the staff very knowledgeable and friendly. Great food at a very reasonable price!

Thank L2822GUstevem
Riverside C, Owner at Riverside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

wonderful! Thank you :)

Reviewed 4 March 2018

If your ever fortunate enough to stay in the lovely city of Nelson NZ, pay a visit to the Riverside Cafe. Most cafes in Nelson are excellent but for outstanding service, excellent breakfasts, cakes and savouries and a lovely location by the Matai River this...More

1  Thank Mike L
Riverside C, Owner at Riverside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you!

Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

We had the Sirloin Steak open sandwich & crispy bacon. Great taste and flavours. Great spot and lovely atmosphere, we will come again.

Thank Jacques030370
Riverside C, Owner at Riverside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for visiting us :)

Reviewed 7 February 2018

The staff were very friendly and very helpful. They knew the menu and wine list when asked for information. Lovely surroundings We had lunch at a garden table and it was stunning. The food we excellent and their seafood chowder was the best I have...More

Thank Gary W
Riverside C, Owner at Riverside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Wow! Thank you for the wonderful reveiw-we are blushing:)

Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

Have visited twice in January and had lovely meals and great service each time. The salmon eggs Benedict was delicious with hot smoked salmon. The other meals were very tasty and enjoyed by all. Would highly recommend for lunch in an interesting setting. Great menu...More

Thank krisnz
Riverside C, Owner at Riverside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your lovely reveiw:)

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$24
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 289 Inland Moutere Highway, Motueka 7175, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Motueka
  • Phone Number: +64 3-526 7447
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Description
Winner of Wild Tomato magazine's best regional rural restaurant 2010 and recommended by both North and South and Cuisine magazines, Riverside Cafe is an integral part of the historic Riverside Community (est.1941). We serve fantastic fair-trade coffee, and a delicious selection of home made cakes, slices and our amazing brioche, with gluten free options always on offer. Our seasonal menu includes local produce,free range meats and eggs, plus superb wines from the plethora of vineyards in the Moutere area. You can dine al fresco in our lovely garden or on our sheltered deck area, or grab a table inside the historic cafe (built 1860) and be inspired by the local art which adorns the walls! A unique and wonderful cafe, offering a very warm welcome. We are open 7 days a week from 8.30 To 4pm, plus open for dinner on Friday evenings. Bookings are recommended!
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