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Get Your Motor Running – Lambrettas Cafe 209 Hardy Street
Rhys and Leanne Odey, have been sole owner operators of Lambretta’s since 2005 (Lambretta’s opened its doors on the 13th October 1999, originally with four business partners) and today you will find them working the front of house of the popular cafe themed around the 1960’s Italian scooter. The Lambretta is the star of the cafe and its image adorns the walls with actual scooters, posters and paintings. The cafe seats around 75 inside with twenty in the courtyard area and approximatelyforty outside the front of café. It’s an ideal downtown location for private functions and also offers out-catering for special events, business meetings, birthdays and other celebratory occasions.
Lambretta’s offers great alfresco dining all day, with a safe, enclosed area, equipped with toys, for the kids to play out the back. A delicious menu caters for business people wanting to catch a quick lunch or take food away. Their gourmet home-made pizzas are extremely popular, named after scooter parts, with names like the “Loose Wheel” (Chicken Cranberry and Brie), or “Motoring Margherita”. In addition it offers fresh vegetarian salads, homemade cakes, pies and filos. Lambrettas is fully licensed so you can enjoy a local wine or refreshing beer as long as you don’t drink and ride a scooter.
Lambretta’s in the custom of Italian traditori is all about family and community and they love to look after the locals and support the Nelson Community by donating to small community events and fundraisers. Open Monday-Saturday 8am-3pm – Closed Sunday. Keep an eye for their Facebook page for more information on hours over summer and upcoming special events such as music and arts festivals. Rhys Leanne and the Lambrettas crew look forward to your visit.