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Ritual Cafe

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10 Maxwell Road, Blenheim 7201, New Zealand
+64 3-578 6939
07:00 - 16:00
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Blenheim, New Zealand
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141 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Came in for a couple of drinks...a flat white and a hot chocolate. Always wanted to stop in as it typically seems busy. Luckily found a table or you'd be forced to take away instead which isn't what I wouldn't have wanted to do. Found that the coffee cups were tiny and the hot chocolate didn't taste like much. His... More 

Thank hotrodgurl
Management response:

Hi Hotrodgurl well that's not good is it...we have lots of different size cups available as options to choose from such a same you chose the wrong size to meet your taste. Please feel free to pop on in we would be more than happy to offer you both a complimentary hot chocolate and coffee anytime. Best wishes from the... More 

Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Popped in for a quick coffee and scone. Staff were lovely, the coffee was amazing and the scone big and cheesey! Great service, would return next time I'm in Blenheim.

Thank Wendy B
Management response:

Hi Wendy B Thanks for taking the time to review our wee Ritual, we are so pleased you enjoyed your time here. We look forward to seeing you next time your in Marlborough. Best wishes from the Ritual Team More 

Nashville, Tennessee
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374 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I went to Ritual Cafe recently for breakfast while on holiday in area. We landed in Blenheim early and were hungry for breakfast. We came across Ritual Cafe in city centre and were not disappointed. I had Ritual breakfast which was eggs, bacon, sausage, mushrooms, tomato, bread and potato waffle. All was excellent especially the waffle. My... More 

Thank u2fan56
Management response:

Hi U2fan56 Thanks so much for reviewing us, great to hear the breakfast was enjoyed by you both. Safe Travels Best wishes from the Ritual Team:) More 

Blenheim, New Zealand
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I love Ritual! The coffee is great, the staff are really friendly and the decor is cute and quirky. I've had a couple of breakfasts which were both excellent and they always have a scrummy range of cakes and slices, including raw slices for the more health concious. Love this place!

Thank sarahturner26a
Management response:

Hi Sarahturner26a Thank you for your review , we love that you love Ritual too:) See you next time. Best wishes from the Ritual Team. More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the spicy tomato and eggs way too spicy for breakfast with my nose dripping not a good look, the big breakfasts were ok but not out of the ordinary great atmosphere and lovely staff always makes this café a lovely stop but it is starting to look like it could do with a bit of a refresher

Thank Sheryl F
Management response:

Hi Sheryl F So sorry you found the Eggs too spicy, everyone has a different palate and tolerance to spice and we try to cater for everyone please note it does state on the menu that this dish is Spicy and we do have lots of regular customers who regularly order this dish. Hopefully next time you will find something... More 

Blenheim, New Zealand
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185 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great for coffee with friends. Healthy choice food available for lunch and between. Outside tables available. Happy staff. Couches big tables or booth seats.

Thank Angela W
Management response:

Hi Angela W Thanks for taking the time to review our Ritual. So pleased you enjoyed your time with us :) Best wishes from the Ritual Team More 

Sydney, Australia
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Warm feeling when you walk in and greeted by happy people along with the smell of freshly baked goods and brewed coffee. Food looks amazing and coffee is delicious.

Thank hikingkurt
Management response:

Hi hikingkurt thank you for reviewing our wee café, so pleased you enjoyed you time with us and the coffee, we wish you safe travels. Best wishes from the Ritual Team More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic coffee and tasty lunch choices, especially the scrummy vegetarian dishes. Easy-going atmosphere. My favourite cafe in my home town, Blenheim.

Thank fudge25
Management response:

Hi fudge25 thank you so much for reviewing Ritual, we so love that you love and we can't wait to see you next time. Best wishes from all the team at Ritual More 

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112 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here a couple of times and had some nice coffee in a good atmosphere. The food is good but not amazing. Staff were very pleasant; a great option if you're in the area looking for a light bite or a nice coffee.

Thank IntoTheWorldUK
Management response:

Hi IntotheworldUK So pleased you enjoyed your time at Ritual, thanks for reviewing us. We wish you safe travels and hope you enjoy your NZ Holiday. warm regards The Ritual Team More 

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8 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great coffee, great food and great service with quirky decor. Hard to fault. Best coffee we had in NZ

Thank Robert T
Management response:

Hi Robert T So please to hear you enjoyed the coffee, we roast our own Fair Trade and Organic Coffee, and your time at Ritual. Thanks for taking the time to review us:) Enjoy the rest of your trip in NZ safe travels and best wishes More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$14
Cafe, Contemporary, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Maxwell Road, Blenheim 7201, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Blenheim
  • Phone Number: +64 3-578 6939
Funky Retro little Cafe in Uptown Blenheim, serving our own Ritual 100% Fair Trade and Organic Coffee which is Roasted on premise. 12 options of NZ T leaf T tea's available too. Fantastic breakfast menu choose from local free range eggs & bacon options to something with more of a south american twist. An array of Food options to suit Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy free, Raw Food from both our extensive Menu plus our daily Cabinet food creations, which features fresh salads, Rolls, Quiches, Pies, Frittata, Fritters, Cakes, Slices, Muffins, Raw Cakes and Slices too. We use local Artisan Bakers for our breads, local cheeses too. Fully Licensed.

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