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Watery Mouth Cafe

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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: Breakfast, 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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  • 68
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
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  • 2
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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 for a coffee and yummy food

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.

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

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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Granite Bay, California
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
53 helpful votes 53 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
55 helpful votes 55 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 

Wellington, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I loved this place. We were in Blenheim for four days and came here twice. The coffee was great as was the service and the service was warm and friendly. Good food and good prices.

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

Dear Trailertroll, Thank you so much for all your very kind comments on our coffee, service and food! We are proud of our large and delicious selection of gluten-free options on the menu and in the cabinet – great to hear you enjoyed it. Thanks for taking time to post your feedback. Juliet & the team at Watery Mouth Café More 

Florida
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Great cafe with excellent food. It was only a block away from the Lugano Motor Lodge (also an excellent place to stay) where we were staying. They also did take away and we often got coffee and muffins in the morning and brought them back to Lugano to eat although there is plenty of room at the cafe. Only open... More 

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

Dear Donald R S, Thanks so much for posting your great review of your experience at Watery Mouth. We’re always very happy to see people returning – it makes all the hard work worthwhile! We are close to the central motels in Blenheim and we really enjoy the great mix of tourists and locals who come into the café. All... More 

US
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Don't often frequent the busy roundabout cafes of Blenheim but inbetween meetings we decided to drop in for lunch. Toasted sandwiches were probably the most appetizing in the cabinet followed by a "slice of heaven" gluten free. Yum! Both were simple and tasty. Service was fast and friendly. When we have more spare time we will return to really check... More 

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

Dear UsFritter, We’re glad you stopped by and so pleased to hear you enjoyed what you found. We’d love you to return some time to try our full menu of delicious local and seasonal food, all prepared on site in our kitchens. Thanks so much for taking the time to post your great review and we hope to see you... More 

Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 via mobile

We recently stopped here whilst on a day tour from our cruise ship. The coffee and hot chocolate were amazing and by far the best we had had in all our stops in New Zealand. The young man who was the barista was very charming. The toilet facilities are by far the best we have found in a small establishment... More 

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

Dear Joy R, Thank you so much for your wonderful review of your visit to Watery Mouth. We are all delighted by your high praise. So pleased you enjoyed our coffee, hot chocolate, friendly service and the great facilities! Thank you very much for taking the time to post your kind feedback. Juliet & the team at Watery Mouth Café... More 

Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

When you walk into the Watery Mouth cafe you instantly feel valued. You are greeted, even though the staff are usually very busy. The food is always of a very high standard and they provide a huge choice. We had an eggs done two ways and were both delighted with our choice.

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

Dear 690Sylvia, We’re so pleased you returned for a meal after enjoying the Watery Mouth coffee and service last year. Thank you very much, for taking the time to post your feedback and we’re thrilled by your compliments about our local fare and welcoming staff. We do value all our customers so it’s great to hear you feel that way... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

My title says it all. Great food, great prices and great location. We very much enjoyed our breakfast here & I would highly recommend.

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

Dear KellyZ_AZ, Thank you very much from all of us here at Watery Mouth for your wonderful recommendation and for taking the time to post your comments. We’re so pleased you enjoyed your breakfast and we hope to see you again some time. Juliet & the team   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: 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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