Welcome to the Cable Bay Café

A destination café just a stroll away from the beach

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A Destination

Situated in an unspoiled paradise 20 minutes north of Nelson.

Opening Hours


Re-opening 2nd of November 2019

Just a stroll away from the beach

Overlooking the Cable Bay estuary and Pepin Island


Our Food

While our menu is small, we aim to cater for all dietary requirements. Cable Bay Café is proudly a destination café, not an inner city eatery, and we focus on “fresh, wholesome and home style”. From bagels to bowls of soup, mince on toast to fish & chips, homemade pies to beautiful fresh salads and a cabinet to die for, we are sure you’ll enjoy an afternoon at our place.


Seasonal Daily Specials

We always have a seasonal daily special, this could be a summer platter in the warmer months, pulled pork on a brioche bun or a delicious soup on colder days.


Fresh from the cabinet

Enjoy a coffee complimented by fresh homemade baking

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Cabinet Food

Our cabinet food changes daily, we always have a fresh green salad for people in a hurry, vegetarian options as well as good old fashioned delights such as scotch eggs, or we create something from the fresh produce the locals kindly bring to us.


We are known for our generous savory scones which are a meal in themselves and we also bake muffins daily. The lemonade scone with cream and jam is becoming a favorite with our regular customers.


Whether it’s a coffee, a beer or a glass of wine, or you need a juice, a smoothie or an iced chocolate then there’s no place like Cable Bay to have one. After all, we think you’ve deserved it.