Whether you’re looking for a fine cup of coffee, a delicious meal, or just a great place to while away a couple of hours, Oso Negro is one of the top places to go to in Nelson. It sports a varied clientele and the friendliest of atmospheres, something that will make you want to stick around well after you’ve finished your coffee. The baristas are true experts in their field and will be happy to advise you about the many different varieties of coffee they offer.
Oso Negro Coffee, 604 Ward At, Nelson, BC, Canada, +1 250 352 7661
With fine dining at any time of day and the most photogenic location possible, visiting West Coast Grill is always a good idea. Located at the Prestige Inn, West Coast Grill takes real pride in both the quality of their food, whether you’re in for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Beyond that, though, people really love their service, which always goes above and beyond to give guests the best possible all-around dining experience. Their salads come with particularly high reviews, and they’re not just your basic caesars and cobbs — try instead, for example, quinoa salad with citrus miso dressing.
West Coast Grill, 701 Lakeside Dr, Nelson, BC, Canada, +1 778 463 2236
A good pizza is a special thing, and Thor’s is the best place to get one in Nelson. You can get a normal, pizza, sure, but why not step out of the box and try one of their special creations? Going with the theme of their name, several of their pizzas are named after various gods, and they have a good time matching the pizza to the mythical character. If you’re not in the mood for pizza, they also have a number of other options, like flatbreads, ciabattas, and paninis.
Thor’s Pizzeria, 303 Victoria St, Nelson, BC, Canada, +1 250 352 1212
The fact that BiBo is carved out of a renovated home should give you a sense of how cozy your entire experience will be there. Their seasonally changing menu is small, and they complement it with daily specials. Each menu item is specially crafted to reflect the seasonally available local ingredients, and you’ll be able to taste the freshness in the results. Their wine list will please even the most expert drinkers. For a fun time, try getting a number of their sharing plates to get a true sense of the variety of flavors that they proudly offer.
BiBo, 518 Hall St, Nelson, BC, Canada, +1 250 352 2744
Nelson might not be the first place you’d expect to find expertly cooked barbeque just like they make it in the American South, but Smokewood BBQ will meet your high expectations. Smokewood brings you the exact same flavors and techniques that you’d find in Kentucky, Texas, or the Carolinas. Their menu isn’t long, but you’ll find all the basic barbecue mains and sides that you need to put together a family meal.
Smokewood BBQ, 301 Victoria St, Nelson, BC, Canada, +1 250 352 0044