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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Plus: Nice building Nice food Best coffee in town Minus: Noticed a few times now that the older male at the coffee machine is bullying the female staff Pushing/slappng their hands away (lady visibly upset with that…..), too pushy behaviour. Of course this goes together...with zero customer interaction which the lady colleagues trying to make up for. This man should be removed.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 15 April 2024 via mobile

We were in Blenheim for a few days and we went to Herb and Olive each day for our coffee, smoothie and their award winning scones. We have two young kids so we loved their little play area, and the kids enjoyed the toys and...books. Service was fast and staff were great. One that stood out was a lovely lady who had 3 daughters (I didn’t catch her name), she was great with our kids and always so welcoming. Highly recommend for great coffee, food, staff and service. Plus a lovely atmosphere. It’s small, so feels busy, but cosy. We will be back!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 4 April 2024

Worth a stop by not just for the coffee and ambience, but because it’s a place run by good people, which so often fails to get the recognition it deserves. My partner and I stopped by for a quick coffee on a rainy day as...part of our road trip. I wound up leaving my glasses in the bathroom, and didn’t realize my mistake until the day before my international flight when it was much too late to return to get them. I mentally gave them up for lost, but emailed the business anyway on the off chance that there was something that could be done. They wound up replying to me within hours and shipping the glasses back to me - internationally no less!! Thank you Herb + Olive for the peace of mind you have given me, and the reminder that kindness is a currency we can all afford.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 27 March 2024 via mobile

We had really delicious food and very friendly and fast service. The atmosphere is lovely and right in the centre of Blenheim.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 29 January 2024 via mobile

We visited here twice during our two night stay in Blenheim, once for coffee and toast and the next day for full breakfast. The coffee is excellent and my OH reported that the breakfast tea (proper tea leaves, not tea bags) was also excellent. The...poached eggs were cooked exactly as we liked them, cooked but with a liquid yolk and NO snot! The Eggs Benedict were perfect.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 27 January 2024

This is an excellent venue for Breakfast, but be well aware it can be extremely busy and you may need to share a Table. After a poor experience at the Marlborough Chateau Quench Restaurant, I found the Herb & Olive a most enjoyable option. The...Menu is creative, the foods fresh and of good quality and the Coffee flavoursome and at the right temperature. Despite how busy this venue can be there were no real delays in food or beverage production and service.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 16 January 2024

BEST cheese scones, great vibe and service. Will be going back tomorrow for another visit. Definitely recommend this cafe!

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 13 January 2024

Great food and coffee in a nice atmosphere. Blueberry pancakes with caramelized bananas, maple syrup and rosewater were unique and delicious. We took food for the ferry and were glad we did. Highly recommended for breakfast or lunch in Blenheim.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 30 December 2023 via mobile

We stopped into this busy cafe for a quick bite (coffee and cheese scones). All delicious, really good food and a delicious naked chai. We came back the next morning for a proper breakfast and were spoilt for choice. Service was a bit slow but...only because they were so busy which shows they are very popular. Would recommend for everyone in Blenheim to pop intoMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 22 December 2023 via mobile

What a great wee cafe near the centre of town. It was so good that we went back the next day. The Italian barista is delightful and makes the best coffee. We also took two healthy and yummy salads away for dinner!

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 22 December 2023

Great coffee and the salads were beautiful. Great service. Highly recommend the place for lunch or brunch 👍

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 18 December 2023 via mobile

Nice food, grumpy staff and slamming plates doesn’t make for a great atmosphere. There is a surcharge for GF options. Just sad that they all seem so unhappy

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 7 October 2023 via mobile

Beautiful wee café with excellent food and charming staff. Best eggs benedict in the area and excellent coffee. My new favourite place!

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 6 June 2023

Delicious coffee. Vegan options, but the menu isn't labeled correctly so be clear when ordering at the counter.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 16 May 2023

As good a coffee as I have had anywhere in New Zealand. Would have gone back but unfortunately had to leave to early the following day.

Date of visit: May 2023
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HERB + OLIVE, Blenheim - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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Herb + Olive is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5