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Cafe Cortado

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Cnr High St & London Quay, Picton 7220, New Zealand (Formerly Cafe Cortado Picton)
+64 3-573 5630
8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our first afternoon in Picton. Stopped for a coffee and the table next to us ordered pizza. The smell was so good had to order. Well worth it. And the location has a view over the harbour. Delightful!

Thank 631darrylw
Jomacd2016, Owner at Cafe Cortado, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely review of our restaurant. We love our wonderful view of Picton Harbour in any weather and work hard to offer great food and service to compliment this. Our pizzas are very popular and we are glad you enjoyed yours. We look forward to seeing you here again. More 

Bungendore, Australia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly service, nice atmosphere, prompt service. Great hot chocolate, arrives hot. Seating inside or out so you may watch the harbour.

Thank Wendy W
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75 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can get a real salad with fresh greens here, nice local wines, really good coffee, and perfectly prepared fish, right across the street from the park and harbor. Eat outside if you can, and try the roasted potatoes instead of the fries.

Thank SFTheaterDistrict
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135 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A cool little seaside cafe with delicious tapas and seafood on the dinner menu. The staff were excellent and everything a reasonable price.

Thank unicyclistjoe
Dunedin, New Zealand
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103 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Cafe Cortado once before and twice after walking the Queen Charlotte track. Each time we tried different dishes (almost true - there was one double up) and each was excellent. Simple food just done well. There were two evening ears and one lunch. The outside area in the sun was lovely. Service was efficient and pleasant/engaging and pricing... More 

Thank Totosfamily
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed April 17, 2017 via mobile

Located in the dead Centre of town and with a nice view over the harbor, Cafe Cortardo is a go to for passers by looking for a meal. Full disclosure: we only had dessert here. Happily, it was Good Friday and they also sold us a bottle of wine - yippee! We had a chocolate fondant which was well executed,... More 

Thank Steven L
Bay of Plenty Region, New Zealand
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86 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed April 15, 2017

Had an early dinner, ordered as soon as the dinner menu was available.the seafood chowder was one of the better ones tasted anywhere, the paella was tasty and well cooked but overdone with the supermarket purchased chorizo. Both were served with warm and crisp ciabatta bread, the service was prompt and friendly.

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Blenheim, Marlborough
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed April 12, 2017

Just popped in here for a drink and spot of people watching. Saw the next table get the seafood platter and there was no going back. Excellent dish, no stodgy batters, just a range of delicious fish and shellfish. Good service, friendly, great setting

Thank helenthered
Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

We were there with family for late lunch ,we ordered pizza , breads and dips ,veg burger and chips .iced mocha everything was perfect and yummy.the young waiter was very good and friendly .must visit if u r in picton ..

Thank spiceloungekapiti
Melbourne, Australia
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98 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed April 10, 2017

Picton, as a jumping off point for the ferry to Wellington, a backpacker centre and transit point for Malborough Sounds hikes and yachting is a pleasant country town. Most of the cafes and restaurants cater for backpackers. The Cortado Cafe is one of the more sophisticated eateries in town, and worth a visit for a meal and or drink.

Thank paul888856

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$11 - $35
Seafood, Cafe, New Zealand, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Street Parking, Wine and Beer
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene
Open Hours
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cnr High St & London Quay, Picton 7220, New Zealand (Formerly Cafe Cortado Picton)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Picton
  • Phone Number: +64 3-573 5630
Cafe Cortado is located on the Picton waterfront with beautiful views over Queen Charlotte Sound and Picton marina. We have spacious outdoor and indoor dining areas

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?