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The Forum, Blenheim, New Zealand
+64 3-577 7300
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good28%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (5 reviews)
“scones” (3 reviews)
“salad” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
The Forum, Blenheim, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I visited te CBD yesterday for the very first time for lunch and were very impressed.We sat outside at one of the very clean tables in the gorgeous Marlborough sun .The food isn’t the cheapest in town but you pay for what...More

Thank chookhouse4
Tania G, Owner at Cbd, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi there thank you for the awesome review this helps us to validate to us and the team that everything we are doing, is providing you with the best experience possible. When your next through, and if you are in on a regular basis, let...More

Reviewed 11 August 2018

Really friendly staff, local tasty, handmade food. GIANT coffee that was great to the bottom of the cup

Thank AndrewD5136
215taniag, Owner at Cbd, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2018

Thanks so much for your lovely review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit. The coffees seem huge when you get them but are just what you need to start the day. See you next time, make sure you say hi. 😃😃😃

Reviewed 27 July 2018

While this is a great place to grab nutritious food and go, there are also tables inside and out. If you're staying in town and need breakfast, this is the place. Order the savoury mince and savour. Assured this is a personal recipe. Best mince...More

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215taniag, Owner at Cbd, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2018

Hi, Thanks so much for your wonderful review, it is our pleasure that you enjoyed your visit so much. The Old fashioned mince on toast is definately a favourite, especially served with our famous worcester sauce made on site. We hope to see you again,...More

Reviewed 3 July 2018

Stopped here for lunch between Picton and Kaikoura. Lots of variety to choose from, paninis and filos are really nice. Pies are good, but nothing outstanding.More

Thank Denise D
215taniag, Owner at Cbd, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2018

Hi Denise, Thank you for your review. Pleased you enjoyed your panini and filo. Would love to know which pie you had so we can improve on it, we normally get awesome comments on our pies so sorry that you experience wasnt great. Thanks again...More

Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

The food here is amazing and fresh baked. Salads for lunch were superb with crunch, indicating how yummy and fresh it was. There was no overdose of dressing so the true flavour comes through. The muffins were amazing, apple, and walnut, fresh, moist but crunchy...More

Thank Katznkaye55
215taniag, Owner at Cbd, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2018

Thank you for this feedback, so pleased you enjoyed your meal and the yummy muffins. We will address the food hygiene issues with our team, thank you for letting us know about this. Hope to see you again 💐💐

Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

I know my order was anything but simple and despite a new staff member getting a few things wrong the meal was extra good and the young man tried hard to please. Chai tea infused in almond milk happened eventually. My vegetarian breakfast was excellent...More

Thank Nonapama
Tania G, Owner at Cbd, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

HI Nonapama, Thanks for your review, I am pleased that you had a tasty meal and that Troy our barista tried hard to please. Sorry re the wait for the tea, If i remember rightly you wanted 95% Chai tea and 5 % almond milk,...More

Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

Cappuccino and latte just before Christmas Sat outside and watched the foot traffic go by This cafe/ bakery is very popular with the locals and is situated across the street from public toilets and an outdoor park

Thank rugratNewZealand
215taniag, Owner at Cbd, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2018

Hi Rugrat, Thanks for the lovely review, it sounds like you were taking a wee break from the chaos of The silly season. Hope you had a great Christmas. Tarn and team

Reviewed 24 January 2018

I was greeted enthusiastically, asked if I'd like my item heated, and was engaged in a conversation which was great as they were pretty busy.

Thank TLC181
215taniag, Owner at Cbd, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2018

Thanks for the lovely review, we hope you enjoyed your meal... I can just about guess who it was who greeted you and they are a real asset to our team.

Reviewed 3 January 2018

Really nice outdoor seating options in a leafy square make this one of the nicest outdoor cafes in Blenheim. Very friendly staff - despite it being more than 2 hours since the Breakfast Menu officially ended, they said we could order from it. I wish...More

Thank MsMartini
215taniag, Owner at Cbd, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2018

Hi MsMartini, So pleased you enjoyed your breakfast, we try to be as accommodating as we can, and are pretty proud of our different breakfast menu. I am very lucky to have the amazing team that I have... Thanks for the lovely review.

Reviewed 9 December 2017

CBD has recently extented their venue. Lots more seating inside and outside. As Blenheim really needs more outside cafe this is a good devellopment. I only had a coffee so far and that was a good one. It was on the market day and it...More

Thank Bea T
215taniag, Owner at Cbd, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2018

Hi Bea, Thanks for the awesome review, we have taken on your comment on the larger portions and have made some Smaller ones, also some bite size sweet treats for those who just want a little something.. We are super happy with the extensions and...More

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  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Forum, Blenheim, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Blenheim
  • Phone Number: +64 3-577 7300
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