Look I love Nelson - and I love the coffee its the best - and it is made with a real passion.
However, the food - so far almost everywhere (Zumo excepted - as they don't do food!) - is not good.
The best mid range food - in Nelson - seems to be the fish and chips and Guytons - and then at Mapua.
Perhaps there just needs to be a blanket ban on stale panini, dry or doey muffins and tasteless fudges and slices. The Phoenix perhaps removed the fridges. I think Nelson needs to start again.
Even in the supposed - best cafes there are problems - uneven food - a few too many flies - too slow to tidy up tables etc..
The bars are no better - dog meat burger patties - nothing original or interesting!
Perhaps the entire Nelson needs a Gordon Ramsay to come in - and help out a bit.
The gourmet kebab shop is an exception - I guess I would like to see more.