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Watery Mouth Cafe

$$ - $$$Cafe, ,
71 High Street, Blenheim 7201, New Zealand
+64 3-578 3828
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  • Excellent61%
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (22 reviews)
“avocado stack” (12 reviews)
“french toast” (9 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
71 High Street, Blenheim 7201, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

Didn't actually do more than coffee here but was nice enough (the food wasn't cheap nor suited to my taste which is why I only stopped for coffee)

Thank Jane-hbnz
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had breakfast here after staying close by. Had a beautiful avocado stack and coffee. Staff were so friendly-would highly recommend.

Thank Sazquotch
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Fantastic, friendly and efficient service. Good, hot coffee. Clean rest rooms. Only drawback being we didn't have time to sample the food and enjoy the ambience. Means a return visit from Christchurch but some one has to do it. I'll be back, thanks.

Thank Ezra710
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Met with a smile and we ordered our breakfast. Lovely shaded outside table and cool lemon and mint water provided. Coffees arrived promptly and hot, breakfasts followed shortly afterwards. Well cooked and presented and everything eaten. Unfortunately only passing through and won’t be returning, but...More

Thank Jon E
PaddingtonPartington, Owner at Watery Mouth Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Jon E, We loved reading how much you enjoyed our cool outdoor area, speedy service and delicious breakfasts. Sorry to hear you're not coming back this way but we really appreciate the recommendation and feedback. Happy travels and thanks for posting, Juliet and the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were given a voucher as a thank you to dine at this restaurant, and what a thank you! As we walked up we could see it was very busy but had no trouble selecting something from the menu and placing our order, that is,...More

Thank MurrayTania J
PaddingtonPartington, Owner at Watery Mouth Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear MurrayTania J, So nice to hear how much you enjoyed your gift of Watery Mouth Café vouchers - that's lovely feedback. Love the photo too. Great to hear about your experience with our friendly and efficient staff, your delicious meals and that you'll be...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called in for breakfast. Perfect poached eggs on Ciabatta Delicious flat white coffee. Seagulls on the front were a little annoying. Service good, staff polite. Would recommend this cafe.More

Thank Nigtay62
PaddingtonPartington, Owner at Watery Mouth Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Nigtay62, Thanks so much for the recommendation and we're very happy you enjoyed your perfect poached eggs and coffee. Sorry about the seagulls! Appreciate the comments about our friendly staff too. Thanks for visiting and for taking the time to post your feedback. Juliet...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I should have guessed when the queue was long (but quickly dealt with) that the food would be great. We were just in for a quick breakfast but all the food in the cabinet looked stunning (maybe we should have stayed for lunch). My order...More

Thank Roger G
PaddingtonPartington, Owner at Watery Mouth Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Roger G, Thanks so much for visiting Watery Mouth. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your visit - we strive for friendly efficiency so it's great to hear your comments about our service, as well as the delicious food and coffee. Thanks...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Every time we come to Blenheim we come to the Watery Mouth. It is hands down the best cafe - such a great food selection (and a whole separate gluten free menu) and great menu for kids. It was quite busy when we arrived for...More

Thank Jacqui J
PaddingtonPartington, Owner at Watery Mouth Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Jacqui J, We'd be delighted to have you move to Blenheim! Thank you so much for your fabulous review of Watery Mouth Cafe - so many lovely compliments in there and we all really appreciate them. We're very happy with the 'best coffee in...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped in for morning tea... had to wait a while due to a group visiting. I only had a muffin which was fresh & tasty. Apart from a small wait, nice cafe.More

Thank Jim K
PaddingtonPartington, Owner at Watery Mouth Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Jim K, Thanks for taking the time to post your feedback. We're always looking at ways to make our service more efficient but we're glad you didn't find the wait too long at this busy time of year. Great to hear you enjoyed your...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were told to visit and we were not disappointed. From the Kumara stack which is to die for to the heavenly slice, very appropriately named, you will not be disappointed.More

Thank deandD1537UP
PaddingtonPartington, Owner at Watery Mouth Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear deandD1537UP, We're very happy to hear that we lived up to our reputation! Thanks so much for posting your feedback. It's great to be recommended and even better to hear how much you enjoyed your visit and our delicious food. The kumara avocado bacon...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$16
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 71 High Street, Blenheim 7201, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Blenheim
  • Phone Number: +64 3-578 3828
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A big city cafe in a "little" town. Great coffee, fantastic local craft beers and lovely local wines. Our menu features local and seasonal fare, with options ranging from hot breakfasts to afternoon indulgences, a wide variety of cooked and pre-prepared lunches from our cabinet, as well as gluten-free and vegetarian treats. We can even make you up anything from our cabinets or menu as a picnic to go! We're open seven days a week from 7.00am until 4.00pm. We serve the bustling breakfast, lunch and coffee trade, and the cafe is a well-utilised space for meetings. We are fully-licensed and also love hosting private functions. Come upstairs for relaxed dining or enjoy the famous Marlborough sun outside.
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