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Waterfront | 12-14 London Quay, Picton 7220, New Zealand
(03) 573 5588
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Dining options: Breakfast, Coffee & Tea, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 27
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  • 15
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  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
New colour scheme, new staff, better than before

Regular customer for light food and occasionally a meal. Cafe has been painted, new staff and new friendly attitude. Great coffee, great view.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
John B
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Blenheim, New Zealand
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Blenheim, New Zealand
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Regular customer for light food and occasionally a meal. Cafe has been painted, new staff and new friendly attitude. Great coffee, great view.

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Portland, OR
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Certainly not calf-fay as in france. I is kaaf in Picton, New Zealand which is a small place with not many choices. Food was better than expected-good. Had dinner and breakfast

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Went in to have a coffee and left with a sour taste, coffee took ages to come out, when it did it was luke warm and the coffee had been burnt. Beautiful setting and unfortunately that's about it.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

A very friendly warm welcome to shake off the outside coolness was a great start to the evening. The food selection was good and tasty. A really nice night out.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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61 reviews 61 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Came here for dinner recommended by a local and was not really impressed the food was ok service was ok but was not what we were expecting from the recommendation. When we went back to local she said oh yet is a bit hit and miss.....you have the potential to be great with a great spot... Service is important and... More 

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Picton, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Wonderful food and I recommend going at night. Service a little slow when busy, but it is worth the wait. Great atmosphere with an incredible view of the sound.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Unfortunately can't give any positive feedback here we found the staff very unfriendly the worst coffee we had in NZ And the meals inedible . I oppologise for not saying something at the time to staff but had just driven from Queenstown and was too tired to complain. With the views and location of Le Cafe I hope this isn't... More 

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Marlborough Region, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

The view is very nice, love all the seafood and the $5 pints of beer. Staff are friendly and polite, the food is a good price and service is quick.

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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96 reviews 96 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We arrived in Picton early for our 10.45am ferry crossing and the car rental return clerk suggested we had time to wander the beach and cafes looking out to the sound. A short walk around the bay and we came across Le Café - ahh breakfast in the sunshine. Perfect! We had poached eggs with smoked fish, and bacon and... More 

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Christchurch
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We had coffee which was quite good. We decided to call in next morning for another flat white but this time it was dreadful it was like drinking hot milk with a hint of colour. On complaining was told It WAS a flat white. I said it was rubbish then walked out. It may be European but need to make... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Waterfront | 12-14 London Quay, Picton 7220, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Picton
  • Phone Number: (03) 573 5588

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European

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