Tasman's best cafe, proudly serving the Nelson region since 1991
Jester House Café
Welcome to Jester House café and tame eels. Established by Judy and Steve Richards in 1991 as Tasman's first country garden café, their reputation for fresh local food, friendly service and an unforgettable experience has been growing ever since.
Situated on the Ruby Coast in the heart of the Tasman region, Jester House café is the perfect lunch stop while exploring Mapua, Moutere, Motueka or Abel Tasman. The extensive playful organic garden gives room for the kids to roam.
Perfect on a summer's day for a cold local beer after a swim at Kina Beach or golf at the Tasman Golf Club.
Perfect on a winter's day with steaming a hot bowl of Tasman Bay seafood chowder enjoyed by the blazing open fire to warm you through.
Perfect anytime to see the art and creativity that makes Jester House a Nelson icon you must not miss.
The Aporo stream is the natural habitat of the New Zealand long finned eel (tuna)
The tame eels come every day from September until May to be hand feed. This is your chance to get close to these amazing native megafauna.
OPEN 7 Days
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
OPEN Thursday - Sunday
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(Closed public holidays and
from 16th July-6 Sept)
To make an enquiry or a reservation email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Judy & Steve Richards
320 Aporo Road
Telephone: +64 (0)3 526 6742
JESTER HOUSE, 320 APORO ROAD, TASMAN 7173, NELSON, NEW ZEALAND. PH/FAX: 0064 (0)3 526 6742