Groceries & Liquor Stores

Kootenay Coop- 777 Baker Street (7:30AM-9:00PM) 

The Kootenay Coop is less than a two-minute walk from your door! Leave from the front 

of Mistiso’s, cross the street and it is the building on your right. Strives to include organic ingredients wherever possible, sourced from True Local suppliers. Fresh, ready to eat foods!

Nature’s Health- 461 Josephine Street (9:30 AM-5:30 PM)

Follow Vernon Street east until you reach Josephine Street and turn left. 

A short way up the street you’ll find the health store. 

Save On Foods- 1200 Lakeside Drive (8:00 AM-10:00 PM) 

In the plaza down by Lakeside, you’ll find Save On, Marks Work Warehouse, Walmart, and Chatters Salon, too! 

Safeway- 211 Anderson Street (7:00AM-10:00PM) 

If Safeway is your preference, it’s located super close to Save On.  Instead of turning into the Chahko-Mika Mall, continue on down the road a few hundred meters.  On the left, you will see Safeway. 

Real Canadian Wholesale Club- 402 Lakeside Drive (8:00 AM-8:00 PM) 

From Vernon Street, if you access Hall Street and go down the hill, you will come to a “T” in the road.  This is Lakeside Drive.  Turn Right! Continue on until you see the grocery store.

The Grand Liquor Store- 610 Vernon Street (9:00 AM-11:00 PM) 

The Grand is within walking distance of your front door! 

Follow Vernon Street east until you see the store with golden yellow trim. 

BC Liquor Store- 209 Anderson Street (9:30AM-9PM) 

Located in the same parking lot as the Safeway grocery store. 

Nelson Liquor Store- 1121 Lakeside Drive (9:00AM-10:00PM) 

This liquor store is located in the mall next to the Save On Foods grocery store.


Dominion Café**- 334 Baker Street (7:00 AM-5:30 PM)

One of the smaller cafes that Nelson has to offer, great food and great people serving you! 

Empire Coffee- 616 Vernon Street (6:00AM-9:00PM)

Described as comfy and cozy, featuring a unique atmosphere and fantastic view of the mountains. 

John Ward- 503 Baker Street (6:30AM-5:30PM) What makes this place extra special is the open concept floor plan and monthly feature of local artists!

Kootenay Bakery Cafe**- 377 Baker Street (7:30AM-6:00PM)

Wholesome pure ingredients, organically grown grains, breads, muffins, buns, pizza, soups, lunch. Plenty of selection for numerous dietary requirements. 

Le Petit Cafe & Creperie- 701 Lakeside Drive (6:ooAM-2:00PM)

Savory and sweet crepes. Local and organic beverages.

No 6 Coffee Co- 616 Vernon Street (9:00AM-5:00PM)

Serves coffee that is sourced from small farms and independent co-ops, directly compensating the farmers and their families. Enjoy consciously, Nelson style!   

Oso Negro Coffee** – 604 Ward Street (7:00AM-6:00PM)

This is a laid back cafe with a spectrum of seasonal dishes in a beautiful setting.

Sidewinder Coffee Co- 696 Baker Street (6:30AM-5:00PM) 

A friendly, fast way to curb your need for java and tasty eats. Sidewinders also has an idyllic atmosphere for lounging. 


We encourage you to call earlier in the day to make reservations for larger groups, most restaurants here are small and during the summer season, fill up fast!

 **mark our personal favourites!

All Seasons Cafe**- 620 Herridge Lane (250) 352-0101                                                                                         

Fine dining, an award winning wine list & heated patio

Baba’s Indian Cuisine- 445 Baker Street (250) 352-0077

Traditional South-Asian food. Indian food cooked in house-made spices. Patio is available.

Broken Hill**- 479 Baker Street (778) 463-2244

Craft beer & cocktails smoked meats & vegetables in a high-end and urban atmosphere! 

Busaba Thai Cafe- 524 Victoria Street (250) 352-2185

Nelson’s Thai food restaurant. Authentic and affordable tasty Thai cuisine. Patio is available.

Cake Betty Cafe & Cakery- 709 Vernon Street (250) 352-0884

Custom cake shop and cafe, unique designs, good ingredients, specializes in organic & GF!

Cantina del Centro**- 561 Baker Street (250) 252-3737

Authentic and unique Mexican street food. Hosting the largest selection of tequila and Mezcal in the Koots! Vegan and Vegetarian options. Patio available

Celestial Scoop Cafe- 563 Ward Street (236) 700-8007

Superfood smoothies, vegan ice cream, coconut milkshakes, GF waffles. Raw, Vegan, Pies!

El Taco- 306 Victoria Street (250) 352-2060

Authentic Mexican food in a fun environment.Homemade burritos, tacos, soups & salads. P

Finley’s Bar & Grill**- 705 Vernon Street  (250) 352-5121

A trendy, polished, up-scale spot to enjoy amazing homemade, delicious pud food. 

Frog Peak Cafe**- 1418 Highway # 6 (250) 359-7261

Delicious all day breakfast cafe! Surrounded by beautiful nature, out in the crescent valley.

Full Circle Cafe**- 101-402 Baker Street (250) 354-4458

Hearty & wholesome breakfast and lunch. Fantastic spot to people-watch! 

General Store at the Hume Hotel- 422 Vernon Street  (250) 352-5331

A family-run restaurant in the Hume Hotel. Enjoy delicious conventional fare in the heritage setting. Legendary Sunday brunches! Patio available

How Shang Shway Tea House- 112 Vernon Street (250) 352-5266

Relaxing area to enjoy a cup of quality tea with your meal. A wide selection of dishes and teas!

Itza Ristorante & Pizzeria- 413 Hall Street (250) 352-3573

Award winning pizza, handmade pastas, plus a selection of Mediterranean dishes. 

Jackson’s Hole & Grill**- 524 Vernon Street (250) 354-1919

Homely American grill restaurant with a patio in a vintage brick merchant’s building. 

KC Restaurant- 546 Baker Street (250) 352-5115 

Japanese, Thai and Chinese traditional dishes.

Kokanee Glacier Resort Restaurant- 2156 Highway 3A (250) 825-9421                           

All round Asian restaurant with special focus on Chinese cuisine. Overlooks Kootenay Lake!

Kootenay Tamil Kitchen 660 Baker Street (778) 462-1008

Brings healthy South Indian food to Nelson. Breakfast, lunch and dinner! Patio available.

Kurama Sushi**- 491 Baker Street (250) 352-5353

Traditional Japanese foods, special handmade sushi.

La Dolce Vita- 515 Kootenay Street (250) 352-2188

Authentic Italian food, wood fired pizza, pasta & wine! Vegan & gluten free options available.

Leo’s Pizza & Greek Taverna- 712 Nelson Ave (250) 352-3232

Greek specialities with Western classics. Patio seating.

Library Lounge**- 422 Vernon Street (250) 352-5331

Live jazz, good food, cozy atmosphere and great ambiance. Specials on from 11am-12am.

Loka Middle Eastern Mediterranean- 449 Baker Street (250) 354-4465

Greek, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, and Moroccan food. Patio available.

Louie’s Steakhouse & Lounge- 616 Vernon Street (250) 352-5570

Specializes in signature steaks, pastas, rustic thin pizza, and fresh seafood. Quality fine food.

Main Street Diner- 616 Baker Street (250) 354-4848

Greek food, burgers, fish and chips, in a casual lively atmosphere. Patio available.

Marzano**- 153 Baker Street (250) 352-9205

Classy + modern Italian restaurant located in the Best Western. Vine to table. Patio available.

Mike’s Place Pub**- 422 Vernon Street (250) 352-5331

English style pub in Nelson’s famous boutique hotel, the Hume Hotel. 

Come watch the game in a great atmosphere, enjoy the local brews and great food!

Outer Clove**- 536 Stanley Street (250) 354-1667

A unique place where most dishes are made with garlic, including the deserts! 

Meals can be enjoyed on the patio!

Pitchfork**- 518 Herridge Lane (250) 352-2744

A modern bistro with a locally-inspired menu, the kitchen uses fresh ingredients sourced from their 20-acre. Patio available.

Red Light Ramen**- 308 Herridge Lane (250) 352-0966

A seasonal farm to table restaurant and bar offering ramen bone broth, small plates, deserts, sake and cocktails. Patio available.

Re-lish**- 301 Baker Street (250) 352-5232

Casual urban atmosphere, serving modern, affordable gourmet cuisine, ranging from West Coast fare to heart-warming, belly-filling comfort food. Patio available.

Rose Garden Cafe**- 1923 Lakeside Drive (250) 352-0059

Located at Lakeside Park! Excellent food picnic food. Seasonal.

Royal Grill- 330 Baker Street (250) 354-7014

Serves amazing pub food from 12 pm to midnight. Closed Sundays. 

Great live music almost every night!

Sage Tapas & Wine Bar**- 705 Vernon Street (250) 352-5140

Tapas for all sorts of unique tastes, entrees, desserts. Great B.C wine selection bar.

Smokewood BBQ- 301 Victoria Street (250) 352-0044

Uses all-natural meat cuts, Boston butt, shoulder, beef brisket, St. Louis cut pork ribs, and natural BBQ chicken. Slow smoked using hickory and mesquite wood.

Sprout Plant-Based Eatery- 560 Ward Street (448) 463-3366

Focuses on whole foods, and vibrant dishes!

Sushi Wood**- 702 Vernon Street (778) 463-1117

Japanese & Korean food fusion cuisine, served in a beautiful cherry tree garden setting.

Tandoori Indian Grill**- 409 Kootenay Street (250) 352-5999

Finely spiced dishes every day of the week. Fine wines and cocktails. Patio seating.

Tulsi Conscious Cafe- Hwy 3A 4596 Crescent Road (250) 777-1391

Vegetarian cafe, serving hand crafted dishes & drinks. Sustainable food, organic & local.

Thor’s Pizza**- 303 Victoria Street (250) 352-1212

Nelson’s popular gourmet pizza store! Homemade sauces & doughs. 

Takeout, eat-in, or delivery!

The Vault- 701 Lakeside Drive (778) 463-2236

Sports Lounge, serving great food and drinks! Overlooks beautiful Kootenay Lake.

The Vienna Cafe**- 411 Kootenay Street (250) 354-4646

Homemade everything! Serves unique breakfast, delicious cakes, muffins, truffles, and more!

The Yellow Deli**- 202 Vernon Street (250) 352-0325

Open 24 hours Monday thru Friday, set in a charming treehouse setting. Delicious, nutritious!

Uptown Sports Bar**- 616 Vernon Street (250) 352-7215

Nelson’s premium gastropub and sports headquarters.Fresh, local food made in house by their award-winning chef, classic music and friendliest staff in town!

West Coast Grill- 701 Lakeside Drive (778) 463-2236

Enjoy your meal surrounded by the wonderful views of Kootenay lake. Full menu, including steaks and seafood. Also serves breakfast and lunch. Patio seating.

Wood Thief Hideout- 318 Anderson Street (778) 463-4545

Offers elevated pud fair and B.C breaw in a cozy setting.

Yum Son**- 522 Victoria Street (778) 463-2234

Brings the flavours of Southeast Asia, Vietnamese and French fused into every cocktail and dish! Strives to find balance within each unique creation.