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Watery Mouth Cafe

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$$ - $$$
Cafe, New Zealand, British, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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71 High Street, Blenheim 7201, New Zealand
+64 3-578 3828
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07:00 - 16:00
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Blenheim, New Zealand
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We decided to have coffee & cake at this cafe' after a morning of shopping... Even though the place was very busy, the staff were so friendly & quick in getting our drinks & cake out to us. The carrot cake was lovely & moist & had lashings of cream cheese icing (which is the best bit)... My hot chocolate... More 

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Thank 61Foodie61
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great coffee, great service always with a smile, food looks yummi but not tried, This place goes the extra mile, well situated too.

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Thank Sandra B
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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92 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I promised Matthew the barista that I would tell everyone that he makes without any doubt the best cappuccino in Blenheim, maybe in Marlborough or even the South Island but I need to do more research on that. Too many coffees are not hot enough but Matthews is and it is a joy to drink. Bravo Matthew! I am sorry... More 

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Thank LocalTouristNZ
Princes Risborough, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dropped in at the Watery Mouth cafe for a quick lunch as part of our road trip around New Zealand. We ordered two plates of snack and some coffee. The portions were very generous (we only really needed one) amd lovely. Give it a go.

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Thank greentractor
PaddingtonPartington, Owner at Watery Mouth Cafe, responded to this review

Dear greentractor, Thanks very much for dropping in during your NZ road trip. Delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your coffee and food, and as for the generous portions – well, we wouldn’t want anyone to go hungry! Thanks for posting your kind review. Juliet & the team at Watery Mouth Café More 

Benicia, California
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We only ate breakfasts here. Friendly, quaint. Food very good! Would go back (actually went both mornings we were in Blenheim).

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Thank Yvonne H
PaddingtonPartington, Owner at Watery Mouth Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Yvonne H, We love our return visitors! So pleased to hear you were tempted back for a second morning. Thanks very much for your kind comments about our delicious breakfasts. Hope you enjoy the rest of your trip, Juliet & the team at Watery Mouth Café More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good place for a proper breakfast. Kind of funky, too, clearly a local institution. One of the few eating places to open in Blenheim the day after the Kaikoura earthquake.

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Thank FThack
PaddingtonPartington, Owner at Watery Mouth Cafe, responded to this review

Dear FThack, Thanks so much – we like the sound of ‘local institution’! It was a tough call whether to open after the earthquake but we were lucky to have enough staff not too badly affected who were able to carry on and offer good coffee, delicious food and a friendly face to people at a stressful time. We really... More 

Blenheim, New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always a lovely place to go. Never disappointed. Lovely food. Amazing coffee. Seating in two levels.

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Thank simon l
PaddingtonPartington, Owner at Watery Mouth Cafe, responded to this review

Dear simon l, That’s fantastic to hear – thanks very much for taking the time to post your feedback. We have a very hard working staff and it’s lovely to hear from happy customers that we’re getting it right. See you again soon, Juliet & the team at Watery Mouth Café More 

Marlborough Region, New Zealand
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A good coffee shop in a central location. A source of good coffe, good atmosphere and good food. Gluten free options available.

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Thank Gunsa
PaddingtonPartington, Owner at Watery Mouth Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Gunsa, Thanks for your kind comments about our great coffee, friendly atmosphere and delicious food. We’re really proud of our extensive gluten free menu and special dietary options – there’s heaps to choose from! Thanks for posting, Juliet & the team at Watery Mouth Café More 

Blenheim, New Zealand
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48 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been there twice and on both occasions found the food and coffee to be of a high standard. A bit busy downstairs so for a quieter meal suggest upstairs by the window overlooking the square.

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Thank GSAJ
PaddingtonPartington, Owner at Watery Mouth Cafe, responded to this review

Dear GSAJ, Thanks so much for taking the time to post your feedback. We are lucky having all the different areas for seating from the indoor and outdoor areas downstairs to the seating upstairs, which as you say is a bit quieter and has a great view. Upstairs is quite popular for business lunches and coffee meetings as it’s far... More 

Blenheim, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Consistently great every time..coffee..food..service..Eggs Bene always hits the spot.. thanks guys keep on doing what you're doing!!

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Thank annarichie101
PaddingtonPartington, Owner at Watery Mouth Cafe, responded to this review

Dear annarichie101, Really appreciate the great praise from our loyal locals. Thanks so much and look forward to seeing you again soon for some more great coffee, Eggs Bene and service with a smile! Thanks for posting, Juliet & the team at Watery Mouth Café More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$16
Cuisine
Cafe, New Zealand, British, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 16:00
Monday
07:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 16:00
Thursday
07:00 - 16:00
Friday
07:00 - 16:00
Saturday
07:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 71 High Street, Blenheim 7201, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Blenheim
  • Phone Number: +64 3-578 3828
Description
A big city cafe in a "little" town. Great coffee, fantastic local craft beers and lovely local wines. Our menu features local and seasonal fare, with options ranging from hot breakfasts to afternoon indulgences, a wide variety of cooked and pre-prepared lunches from our cabinet, as well as gluten-free and vegetarian treats. We can even make you up anything from our cabinets or menu as a picnic to go! We're open seven days a week from 7.00am until 4.00pm. We serve the bustling breakfast, lunch and coffee trade, and the cafe is a well-utilised space for meetings. We are fully-licensed and also love hosting private functions. Come upstairs for relaxed dining or enjoy the famous Marlborough sun outside.

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