Plan your stay - Cafes / Restaurants / Bars / Food

Eddyline Pizzeria & Brewpub

Located just off the Great Taste Trail, we are the ideal place to stop and sample the delights of the Nelson Tasman region. Perfection is a flavourful craft ale or lager with a slice of our wood-fired pizza. We proudly serve Eddyline Brewery beers, which are brewed right down the road (4 minute bike), in Stoke, Nelson using an all electric, solar powered steam-fired brewery,  using the best NZ hops and others from around the world, 100% NZ malt, and specialty yeast strains that come together to create the award-winning beers we are now known for. In addition, we offer local Nelson wines, ciders and a variety of delightful non-alcoholic options. The term pub comes from Public House, meaning a place that we like to think of as a community's living room; a place to meet and socialize with old friends and make new friends. 

If keen, the Silvan Mountain Bike park is just up Champion Road where you can ride our signature trail CrankYanker before celebrating your ride with one of our fine beers. Opening in early 2023 is the brewery tasting room and New Mexican Taqueria at 15 Elms Street.

+64 3 544 7474
8 Champion Road, Richmond, Nelson

Eden's Edge Lodge and Cheese Shop

Cheese shop featuring local cheese from the top of the South Island. Drinks, cheese and lunch packs available. On-site of Eden's Edge Lodge.

+64 3 528 4242
137 Lodder Lane, Riwaka, Motueka

Greenacres Golf Club

Greenacres Golf Club is a NZ Top 40 golf course set amongst stunning parkland scenery. The cafe and bar are open 7 days between 9.30am - 3.00pm, and there is  a great selection of food prepared daily on the premises. There is ample indoor and outdoor seating to relax and enjoy the views in a friendly setting.

+64 3 544 8420
4 Barnett Avenue, Best Island, Richmond

Java Hut

Java Hut is a funky coffee bar, serving seriously good coffee, sweet treats, cold drinks and ice blocks.  Try our Swallow Coffee, locally roasted by Sublime and relax outside in one of our deck chairs. 

+64 21 029 077 19
84B Aranui Road, Mapua

McCashin's Brewery Bar, Cafe & Bottlestore

Open 7 days from 6:30 am. Brewery tours 11.00 am and 2.00 pm Mon-Sat, free tastings of beers and ciders at any time if you can't make one of the tours (bookings taken at other times for groups of 10 or more subject to staff availability). All day breakfast from 8am, woodfired pizzas and amazing burgers, great coffee, live music Sat and Sun afternoons, beer garden, bike parking, child friendly, Sat Market, free wi-fi, growler and rigger fills.

+64 3 547 5357
660 Main Road, Stoke, Nelson, 7011

Nelson Golf Club

Nelson Links is a superbly crafted links golf course that blends seamlessly into the natural coastal terrain. The greens at Nelson Links are superb and the layout is a challenging but fair test for all levels of golfer. Resident professionals will provide you with advice on how to play the course and can supply all your equipment requirements including quality hire gear. Before and after your round you can relax in our clubhouse which has magnificent views over the course.

Idyllically set on the edge of the picturesque Nelson Golf Course, with spacious decks facing the snow-capped Mt Arthur Ranges is a cafe. The 19th Cafe & Bar is the perfect location for business conferences, family events, corporate dinners, end of year functions, a wedding party or to refuel while out on a bike ride. Open seven days.


+64 3 548 5029
38 Bolt Road, Tahunanui, Nelson

Oceano Restaurant, Rutherford Hotel

Oceano Restaurant offers a delicious breakfast menu and an a la carte dinner menu. 

Before heading out for the day enjoy a relaxed breakfast soaking up the early morning sun at Oceano Restaurant.

For evening dining, Oceano truly captures the essence of Nelson offering the freshest produce cooked to perfection, offering a seasonal menu specialising exceptionally fresh seafood along with choices of chicken beef and lamb.  Plant based, gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options available.  The wine list showcases local regional wines which add to the flavour of your evening.

Opening Hours:


6am - 10am, Monday to Friday

6am - 10.30am, Saturday and Sunday

Dinner:  6pm - late

+64 3 548 2299
27 Nile Street West, Nelson

Rutherford Hotel Nelson - A Heritage Hotel

Rutherford Hotel’s central city location provides a gateway to many of the great cycle ways the region has to offer.

+64 3 548 2299
Trafalgar Square, Nelson, 7040

Sprig and Fern Tavern Milton Street

Voted Best Bar in New Zealand and Best Bar in Nelson for 2012.  Serving  17 different craft beers and ciders in a homely traditional kiwi villa. Park up in our massive bike rack, order your takeaway from next door and enjoy with a beer in the Nelson sun – what could be better?

+64 3 545 7117
134 Milton Street, The Wood, Nelson

Sprig and Fern Tavern Motueka

We are located just off the busy Motueka High St, an ideal stopping point if you are heading north to Kaiteriteri or the Abel Tasman National Park.  Place your bike in the rack and relax in the cool tavern or sun yourself in the open air beer garden.  You will feel most welcome in the S&F Motueka while you relax and gear up for the next part of your journey.

+64 3 528 4684
Wallace Street, Motueka

The Apple Shed Kitchen and Bar

Park up and relax at The Apple Shed Cafe. Located on the historic Mapua Wharf, cyclists can enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the Waimea Estuary.

A stunning place to experience local seafood, locally roasted coffee, Nelson wines, and warm hospitality.

We invite you to join us on The Great Taste Trail!

Closed Mondays but the Jellyfish - next door - is open and also has great food.

+64 3 540 3381
Shed 3, Mapua Wharf, Mapua, Nelson,

The Bakery @ Wakefield

Uncompromised quality brought to you every day from a small-town bakery that will keep you coming back for more.

+64 3 541 9787
12 Clifford Road, Wakefield, New Zealand 7025

The Honest Lawyer

Situated on Monaco Peninsula with spectacular views of the Able Tasman and Waimea Estuary.  The Garden Courtyard provides a unique family friendly setting with plenty of seating, a giant chess set and beautiful grounds, including it's own orchard.  Live music plays every Thursday and Friday night.  Sunday afternoon includes live music and a bouncy castle for the kids. 

The perfect place to relax with friends, share a great meal or book in for a special occasion.  Stay for a night or a week and feel yourself unwind.

+64 3 547 4070
1 Point Road, Monaco, Nelson

The Villa

The Villa is a popular European style café in the heart of Wakefield village set amongst beautiful rose gardens.

The Villa, owned and operated by local couple Marleen Mandok and Michael Meissner- is renowned for its friendly service and warm and inviting atmosphere. It’s the perfect place to take a break on your cycle journey. We even have an e-bike charging station for you to use while at the cafe.

The award-winning café serves great coffee and has an extensive cabinet full of freshly baked homemade goodies with a full a la carte menu.

Opening hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm
+64 3 541 8531
14 Whitby Way, Wakefield 7025

The Wakefield Hotel

The Wakefield Hotel was originally built in 1867 and offers a fantastic restaurant dining experience as well as a full bar snack menu available daily. The Wakefield Hotel has also recently undergone extensive upgrades and redesign of the hotel, gaming room, bar and bedrooms - now boasting double rooms with or without ensuite as well as twin shares and family rooms.

Rob - the Wakefield Hotel's friendly onsite manager, offers a full continental Bed & Breakfast service as well as organising packed lunches for day tripping guests who wish to explore some of Wakefield's hidden treasures.

+64 3 541 8006
48 Edward Street, Wakefield

Toad Hall

At Toad Hall we aim to use the healthiest and freshest produce we can.  Our cafe prides itself on creating clean, healthy food to nourish not only the people eating them, but the community that grew, caught and harvested them.  We have a diverse blackboard menu, as well as a variety of salads and cabinet options available.  We also have the Toad Hall Juicery using the freshest, healthiest local fruit and veges to make you the most delicious nutrient rich drinks you will find anywhere.  

+64 3 528 6456
502 High Street, Motueka

Waterfront Kaiteriteri

The Tasman region is famous for its produce, both from the water and the land, there is no better place to enjoy this than Waterfront Restaurant at Kaiteriteri. 

Our head chef Niall Aird and his team have created menus showcasing local produce. 

The dining experience is enhanced with a fine selection of Tasman wines and craft beers. Based at the world renowned Kaiteriteri Beach, we are delighted to offer exceptional dining in a relaxed coastal environment.

03) 5278507
1 Kaiteriteri-Sandy Bay Road, Kaiteriteri