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Watery Mouth Cafe

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Seafood, Coffee Shop, English, Contemporary, New Zealand
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71 High Street, Blenheim 7201, New Zealand
+64 3-578 3828
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Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, 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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Clean friendly and on 2nd day knew my coffee order. Breakfast was quick service which was great when attending a conference.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
BelindadeL2015
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Taupo, New Zealand
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Taupo, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

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
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

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 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 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 

Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We were staying at a nearby Hotel and they recommended this as a great place for breakfast. They were right, good coffee and a great menu selection gave us a good start to a cool NZ morning. Thanks.

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

Dear Steven G, Great to hear your lovely comments – thank you! So pleased we could start your morning off well with our delicious coffee and local fare. Thanks for posting. Juliet & the team at Watery Mouth Café More 

Port Motueka, Nelson, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 via mobile

Nice place with good coffee and food but there was only one staff and several customers waiting at a busy time of day (pre work rush).

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

Dear stebbings2014, Thanks for your review and glad to hear you enjoyed our great food and coffee. Sorry you got caught up in a busy period, though. Our customers’ satisfaction is imperative and you’ll be pleased to hear we now have two staff on in the early mornings. Things will be running even more smoothly at Watery Mouth! Thanks again... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Carrot cake to die for and the toasted muesli with fresh fruit was fantastic. Topped off with great service and friendly local atmosphere.

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

Dear Daniel B, Great to hear from you. Thank you very much for posting your review and we’re delighted with your comments about our top notch carrot cake, muesli and friendly service! Hope to see you again. Juliet & the team at Watery Mouth Café More 

Mount Tamborine
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We had just arrived in Blenheim and found this place. It had some yummy food for both vegos and meateaters. Coffee was great. Staff were super friendly and helpful.

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

Thanks so much, Rom55. All the staff appreciate your comments on our delicious coffee, food and friendly service. We’re very pleased you found us! Juliet & the team at Watery Mouth Café More 

Granite Bay, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Great selection of good eats, not to mention location just kitty-corner from Seymour Square (great view from the second story of WM Cafe!)

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

Dear hockeylvr2, Thanks very much for your glowing review of Watery Mouth. We’re so pleased to hear how much you enjoyed our delicious local food and great location. Thanks for taking time to post your comments – much appreciated! Juliet & the team at Watery Mouth Café More 

Frederick, Maryland USA
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We likes the restaurant and the staff were very helpful. The food was ok, but by NZ standards, it was probably great. The restaurant was always busy when we passed by so it had a lot going for it. It seems to be a favorite in the community. It is worth a try.

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

Dear CambodiaWeCare, Thanks for stopping by. Glad to hear you enjoyed our busy cafe and friendly staff - and thanks for taking time to post your feedback. Juliet & the team at Watery Mouth Café More 

Liverpool
Top Contributor
203 reviews 203 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Great place for breakfast. Opens early. Recommend the french toast with banana, bacon and maple syrup. Good coffee and pleasant staff.

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

Dear Ken 18, Thanks so much for posting your great comments about your breakfast at Watery Mouth – much appreciated by all the staff. Glad you enjoyed our popular French toast, delicious coffee and friendly service! Thanks again, Juliet & the team at Watery Mouth Café   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: +64 3-578 3828

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 16
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Coffee Shop, English, 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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