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Watery Mouth Cafe

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Cafe, Seafood, British, Contemporary, New Zealand
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71 High Street, Blenheim 7201, New Zealand
+64 3-578 3828
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Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: A big city cafe in a "little" town. Great coffee, fantastic local craft...
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 8.00Am 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great little cafe

While I find the name kind of off putting, the cafe is fantastic. Great little loft on top to sit and watch the world go by. Came here for breakfast twice. Both times the coffee and hot chocolates were brilliant, and the breakfast was nice and not greasy. Service was friendly and prompt.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
Christie P
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

While I find the name kind of off putting, the cafe is fantastic. Great little loft on top to sit and watch the world go by. Came here for breakfast twice. Both times the coffee and hot chocolates were brilliant, and the breakfast was nice and not greasy. Service was friendly and prompt.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We enjoyed a coffee and a catch up with friends here. Unfortunately we were let down when the Soup of the day we ordered was only just tepid. However the upstairs area is a great place for meeting up and enjoying a coffee with friends.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

There is a wide variety of foods to choose from. A great place for vegetarians as well. The hot chocolate is not only aesthetically pleasing it tastes great. However what makes me come back to this place every single day is its fun hangman contest. Great overall ambience and a must when in Blenheim.

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Wellington New Zealand
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90 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This two level care, with a wide variety of seating options from outside to inside to upstairs in comfortable sofas, offers a wide range of food options, excellent coffee, quality soups, efficient service, and a nice outlook across a park. On the edge of the CBD

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Picton, Marlborough, New Zealand
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Little gem in middle of Blenheim... Staff are fantastic and food is to die for! A must stop for Breakfast while visiting Marlborough... Give the avocado kumara rosti stack with egg bacon and hollandaise a go.. *drools* Great coffee... cant be beaten! (arrived just on lunch and saw a fish meal come out...generous and looked yum!)

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Absolutely love this place! friendly staff, fantastic coffee & the Thai Beef Salad is a favourite. Travel through when in town for work, a delight each stop!

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JulietParts, Owner at Watery Mouth Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Brookeymoo, Thank you! We love nothing more than happy customers – really appreciate your feedback and great comments on our food, coffee and lovely staff. Look forward to seeing you next time you’re in town. Juliet & the team at Watery Mouth Café More 

Blenheim, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015 via mobile

We had a delicious breakfast at The Watery Mouth. We were seated looking out over the park from the upper level, a perfect spot to make the most of the Winter morning sun. We both ordered French toast which was perfect and the coffee did not disappoint either. Next time we're out for breakfast in Blenheim we'll be straight back... More 

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JulietParts, Owner at Watery Mouth Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Pinkpalace200, Fantastic to hear we could start your morning off so well with the combination of great food, coffee, view and winter sunshine! We’ll look forward to having you back for breakfast again. Thanks so much for posting your review. Juliet & the team at Watery Mouth Café More 

Taupo, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Clean friendly and on 2nd day knew my coffee order. Breakfast was quick service which was great when attending a conference.

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JulietParts, Owner at Watery Mouth Cafe, responded to this review

Dear BelindadeL2015, So pleased you enjoyed our friendly service and that we could serve your coffee and breakfast quickly and get you off to your conference on time. Hope the conference went well and many thanks for posting your kind comments about your Watery Mouth experience. Juliet & the team at Watery Mouth Café More 

Christchurch New Zealand
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83 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Called in for lunch and ordered from the listed menu. Unfortunately we found the food that we had bland and the fish of the day quite fatty and not suited to our tastes. On the upside, the coffee was good and the service friendly and welcoming. Would probably not call here again however.

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JulietParts, Owner at Watery Mouth Cafe, responded to this review

Dear wideyedkiwi, Thanks for your comments on our great coffee and friendly staff. We’re really disappointed to hear the meals didn’t meet your expectations though. All our food, which is local and fresh, is prepared here in the Watery Mouth Café kitchen – we take a lot of pride in it and receive lovely feedback from customers. However, it is... More 

Blenheim, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Mothers day lunch, great for the whole family with toys for the kids to play with and a great view over Seymour square.

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JulietParts, Owner at Watery Mouth Cafe, responded to this review

Dear c4Barb, Lovely to hear from you – so pleased we could provide another successful Watery Mouth experience for you and your family! Great to have you back and thanks for posting your kind comments. Juliet & the team at Watery Mouth Café More 

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Additional Information about Watery Mouth Cafe

Address: 71 High Street, Blenheim 7201, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-578 3828
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Blenheim
Average Prices: USD 8 - 16
Cuisine: Cafe, Seafood, British, Contemporary, New Zealand

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 16
  • Cuisine: Cafe, Seafood, British, Contemporary, New Zealand

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 8.00Am 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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