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Waterfront | 12-14 London Quay, Picton 7220, New Zealand
(03) 573 5588
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8:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 1:00 am
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just had the most beautiful meal at Le Cafe in Picton. Nothing better on a Friday night than to sit with a view of the Queen Charlotte Sound and be served amazing Marlborough wines and beautiful local food. We ate everything from Trevally and White Wine Soup to Venison Ragu and home made bread, and I licked my plate clean... More 

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Thank Barbara D
New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Been here a few times on my business trips and have sat outside the Cafe with a nice breakfast and coffee and at the end of the day I love to have a cold beer and watch the same wonderful view. Good food and Vista

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Thank David D
Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had lunch outside and devine. Had the beef rice which was yummy, beautifully tender cooked beef and spicy rice. It was a windy in Picton but the outdoor seating is nicely tucked away. Will definitely go again next time in Picton.

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Thank Nicki F
Blenheim, New Zealand
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Le Cafe is a popular place for visitors and locals. I have dined there often but sometimes the wait staff seem quite uninterested and off hand. We recently went there and stood waiting to order at the till while two staff went about their duties, seemingly oblivious to the fact we were ready to order. One did manage to say... More 

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Thank Kate H
Brisbane, Australia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Out and about today in Picton with Simon and we stopped for a rest at Le Cafe. A couple of coffees and some great food later, Simon had a new friend. It seems the locals know how great the coffee is and come down on a Sunday with their pets. Simon was quick to start playing with a little Shih... More 

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Thank Bell1stic
Nelson, New Zealand
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Le Cafe on the recommendation of a local, but when we arrived, we were unsure if Le Cafe was actually open, because it was empty. We went in anyway and were very happy that we did. The food was rustic but had great flavor, and the service was excellent. I'm a difficult customer (I'm gluten intolerant), but... More 

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Thank Wordnut
Cessnock, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

We would have preferred the delicious mulled wine but it seems that everyone else did too...& there was none left The Pirates Hot Chocolate was so great we had it on 3 different occasions

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Thank cathalice123
Blenheim, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

We stopped for a quick coffee this morning. Even on a Monday morning it is popular in this little seaside town. You can sit outside or inside if it is a little chilly. The coffee was lovely and creamy, with very quick service. Very nice

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Thank twebb21
Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Came in around 11.15am,was good to find out they do breakfast until 12pm.Friendly service great coffee and the meal was lovely.You also have the great views of the harbour to look at and relax.

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Thank alan h
Bend, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

My wife and I ate there for a late breakfast, we had simple eggs, bacon and toast. But yum. Super good flavor and great coffee, and sparkling wine cocktails as well. As well as a beautiful view of the bay front

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Thank Chad C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
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

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