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Watery Mouth Cafe

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Cafe, New Zealand, Contemporary
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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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San Francisco, California
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44 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great breakfast, nicely crafted coffee drinks, fresh food. Mostly I wanted to review this place because I really appreciate fresh fruit salad. Not the long-refrigerated melon/grape combo that some places serve. I hate the latter. Their fruit salad was fresh and came with a little carafe of passion fruit syrup that made it that much more tasty!

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Thank LAguy888
Slough, United Kingdom
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181 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent place for breakfast. Very busy but that just adds to the atmosphere. we only had a light breakfast but the tea came with a china cup - lovely touch. Very enjoyable and amiable staff. Set us up for the day.

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Thank Stanley_1986
Blenheim, New Zealand
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8 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Our group pre ordered their breakfast meal and everything was ready for us. The staff were welcoming, attentive; the service and food was very good.

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

Dear marienormile, Very pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your breakfasts at Watery Mouth. We're always happy to take pre-orders like yours and are glad we could accommodate you. Thanks for your feedback about our friendly staff and good food. Thanks for posting, Juliet and the team at Watery Mouth Café More 

Xiamen, China
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184 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Went here today whilst cycling around Blenheim. Only called in for a coffee however saw the range of food available and decided to have lunch. We had a "layered vegetable quiche" and it came with a small side salad...it was fantastic and also had two coffees. If your in town, make sure to call in for something to eat....it's fab

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Thank Xian1234
PaddingtonPartington, Owner at Watery Mouth Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Xian1234, Delighted to hear we tempted you to stay for lunch - thanks very much for your kind comments about our great food and coffee. Really appreciate the recommendation too. Thanks so much for posting, Juliet and the team at Watery Mouth Café More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend and I met for a lovely coffee at this venue. We were both impressed with the prompt and friendly service, together with one of the best mochas I have tasted in a while.

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Thank Tracey1902
PaddingtonPartington, Owner at Watery Mouth Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Tracey1902, We really appreciate you taking time to post your review - this sort of feedback is music to our ears! So pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your mocha and our friendly, efficient service. Thanks so much for calling in, Juliet and the team at Watery Mouth Café More 

Minneapolis
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here twice during our brief visit in Blenheim. Each time it was high quality coffee in a friendly and warm environment.

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

Dear Jason V, Great to hear - thanks so much for taking time to post your feedback. "High quality coffee in a warm and friendly environment" is what we're all about so it makes our day to hear this. Thanks again, Juliet and the team at Watery Mouth Café More 

Blenheim, New Zealand
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here for lunch. It was very busy but staff were very friendlly. I had corn fritters with a fresh healthy salsa. These were nice, not oily or fatty, but a little "dry" overall - I felt the whole meal couldve benefited from some sort of small amount of a creamy or tomato relish on the side, however just my... More 

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Thank WeekinWellington
Blenheim, New Zealand
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely love the iced coffee here. All the food is fab as well but the coffee is great to grab on a hot day and feel refreshed! You can't go past the service or the location. Love it!

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Thank thehamilton3
PaddingtonPartington, Owner at Watery Mouth Cafe, responded to this review

Dear thehamilton3, Thanks so much for the great review and for recommending our iced coffee. Lovely comments about our service, location and fab food too! Really appreciate the feedback, Juliet and the team at Watery Mouth Café More 

Beijing, China
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57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This cafe is really good food, friendly service and such great coffee! So good that we went back today for breakfast and will likely return again tomorrow before heading out of town! It's really well thought out and nice touches. It made a tourist feel welcome and was obviously a favourite amongst the locals. Definitely check this place out! I... More 

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

Dear Knuknuk, Great to hear we tempted you back for return visits while you were staying in Marlborough. We take pleasure in getting to know our customers and making everyone feel welcome, and we love our mix of locals and out-of-towners. Thank you for acknowledging the ‘nice touches’ and our well thought out café and delighted to hear how much... More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for breakfast after staying a night in Blenheim. Nice and central, menu is easy to read, staff were friendly, they notified us of a 20 minute wait which was fine and not long at all. They brought our coffees out within 10 minutes and our food was brought out not long after that. I had the Eggs... More 

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

Dear Alysha V, Thank you for choosing Watery Mouth Café as your breakfast venue and thanks for the wonderful comments about our efficient service, beautiful décor and our delicious Eggs Benedict! The best Eggs Bennie ever – that really is high praise, thank you. We always let our customers know about any wait and do our best to be super... 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, Contemporary
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, 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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