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Watery Mouth Cafe

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71 High Street, Blenheim 7201, New Zealand
+6435783828
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: Big city cafe in a "little" town. Great Underground coffee, fantastic...
Big city cafe in a "little" town. Great Underground coffee, fantastic local craft beers-Moa and Rennaissance. Lovely local wines-Brancott Estate, Auntsfield and St Clair. Delicious cabinet food or awesome meals off the menu. Upstairs for relaxed dining or enjoy the famous Marlborough sun outside.
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Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations

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  • 58
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Very friendly

Very friendly service, comfortable seating areas, particularly upstairs and superb food. Can't ask for more!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
R0bert27
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Very friendly service, comfortable seating areas, particularly upstairs and superb food. Can't ask for more!

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San Jose, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Had breakfast and coffe here most mornings for 3 days all really fresh and lovely. We found NZ prices to be high and theirs pretty fair for the big portions that set us up for the day

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This is one of our favorite places to go - Always good coffee great service, good selection of food a little more on the casual side at a reasonable price, They are busy for a reason - the locals go there

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Bargara, Australia
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Really good, strong flat white coffee (a New Zealand invention now often with too much froth), very good bacon and eggs and friendly, efficient service. The perfect spot for a good breakfast. And a couple of quirky points are the design of the menu headed with WM but run together to look like (and sound like?) UM as in yum... More 

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Albany, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Stopped in for brekky before heading out of town. Really busy little cafe. Excellent and friendly customer service. Food was great coffee was great. All you need for a breakfast stop. Good serves of bacon and eggs. Sore the muesli that looked amazing too.

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Livermore, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Back again this year, sure missed my Water Mouth latte. This place is great and the service is excellent. Will be back for more, here in Blenheim till June.

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Stratford-upon-Avon
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Four of us went for breakfast on a Sunday morning when there was very little open, but we were agreeably surprised when we went into this restaurant. There was plenty of choice and three of us opted for the Kumara stack - what a great choice - it was delicious! The staff were welcoming and efficient. Only one quibble -... More 

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

Thank you very much for your kind comments about our local fare, LindaandPeter! Sunday mornings are pretty popular here at Watery Mouth, which we love. Good to hear you enjoyed our Kumara Stack, one of our signature dishes. Regarding when to serve children in relation to adults, we think you’ve raised a really interesting point. To date, we’ve always tried... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I was in Blenheim for 3 days recently. Day 1 I had breakfast (eggs benedict with salmon) and it was so good I went back some 10km to have lunch at the same place. Rare for me to travel far for lunch. And because Vikki and Malcolm were so so good with their service I had breakfast there taking a... More 

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

Arthur T – thank you so much for your great review. We are delighted you enjoyed the food and service so much that you kept coming back. Nothing could make us more pleased. The staff really appreciate your kind words and we hope we’ll see you back to sample the rest of the menu next time you’re visiting Marlborough! While... More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

A great place for a snack, a meal, an ice cream or a glass of wine. The meal menu is varied, also catering for the gluten intolerants. Prices are reasonable. The members of staff are friendly and enthusiastic, willingly catering to individual requests. Visited this establishment three times during our week's stay in Blenheim

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

Thank you very much, 45Satisfied for posting your great review. We’re always thrilled when visitors return to the cafe, especially three times in one week. We try to accommodate each and every customer at Watery Mouth Café so we’re proud to offer over 25 gluten-free options on the menu and are always happy to cater to special requests. Thanks again... More 

Brisbane, Australia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Visited this cafe/coffee shop on a couple of occasions it was that good. Food brilliant, coffee very tasty and the service was outstanding and extremely personable. Do yourself a favour and get to this establishment! Even if you don't eat here, ensure to pick yourself up a coffee, one of the best baristas on the South Island!!

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

Dear HappyHolidayHopper1, Thank you so much for your glowing review. We’re pleased you enjoyed your experience so much and all the staff are delighted to hear your comments, particularly Matt (the barista who served you). Delicious local food, excellent coffee, great service and happy customers are what we’re all about at Watery Mouth Café and we love to hear that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 71 High Street, Blenheim 7201, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Blenheim
  • Phone Number: +6435783828

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 16
  • Cuisine: English

Description

Big city cafe in a "little" town. Great Underground coffee, fantastic local craft beers-Moa and Rennaissance. Lovely local wines-Brancott Estate, Auntsfield and St Clair. Delicious cabinet food or awesome meals off the menu. Upstairs for relaxed dining or enjoy the famous Marlborough sun outside.

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