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“nice atmosphere” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ritual Cafe

Ritual Cafe
10 Maxwell Road, Blenheim, New Zealand
03 5786939
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Ranked #4 of 82 Restaurants in Blenheim
Cuisines: Café
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
auckland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“nice atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

nic small cafe with retro look wsa not busy but service was great specialy ice coffee with nice sandwiches made us nice breakfast love it

Visited April 2013
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English first
Wellington, New Zealand
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53 reviews 53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Best Little Coffee House in Blenheim”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

This guy has coffee to die for. Once found, often visited when we are in Blenheim. Ritual roasts and blends its own coffee- it is rich, strong and delicious enough to want to take a bag home. There is a nice range of tasty salads and other goodies for lunch- I particularly like the beetroot salad. The setting is more reminiscent of Cuba Mall in Wellington than Blenheim but that's a good thing, right? The barista and owner is a really nice young guy with a warm smile and a moment for a quick conversation with the customers. Lots of locals seemed to be popping in, greeted by name and usual orders remembered. Well done and aptly named ritual- you are suitably addictive.

Visited February 2013
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Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
“Holy Mocharel Batman!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

There's a roasty pun, but there's no pun intended when I say this place will make every other coffee shop you visit seem like a has-bean: with staff that will put a smile on your dial and a 'Yesso!' in your iced-chocolate-creamy-espresso, Ritual cafe makes for a dang-tooten-diggly good break between your errands at Paper Plus and donating at the blood bank.
No matter how obscure your coffee-order, they won't make a pagan song and (rain) dance about it, the only ritual here at Ritual Cafe is whipping up a delicious hot or cold beverage faster than any shaman could conjure. A1!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Blenheim, New Zealand
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“If my firstborn son is a coffee bean, I will send him to Ritual Cafe to be roasted and sold.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

It is always important to consider how comfortable you will be once you're 2/3 of the way through your mocha choca latte dreamo supremo. Thankfully this is the kind of cafe that you will be genuinely comfortable and very nicely relaxed. So relaxed, that you might even melt on to the floor, in which case the staff will have to mop you up, and to be honest, you'll just be making more work for them, but they won't be fazed and they'll put you in a nice kitschy bucket and leave you by the front door until you've found your feet again. That's the vibe at this place.

At Ritual cafe you just have to run with that vibe and goddamn it son you better have some intelligent music conversation to make cos this is where you get to proudly proclaim that Kanye has shown the world that autotune doesn't have to be a gimmick and can be used as an instrument in it's own right, and you know what? The barista will smile and say "yeah man, he's not bad, that kanye".

Oh yeah and the coffee is tops, the barista is a spunky little johnny bravo lookalike and the food is so delicious you'll think it was prepared by a heavenly creature. And I'll tell you something... It was.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Blenheim, New Zealand
1 review
“fluffiest yummiest scrambled eggs ever!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Great service, fantastic coffee, the daily newspaper on the table, the flufffiest scrambled eggs and delicious tomato sauce! Will be back!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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