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Watery Mouth Cafe

71 High Street, Blenheim 7201, New Zealand
+64 3-578 3828
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Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (20 reviews)
“avocado stack” (14 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (17 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
European, Caucasian, Cafe, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
71 High Street, Blenheim 7201, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This busy cafe has a large range of cabinet food as well as a blackboard menu. Coffee is very good and there is room upstairs a d downstairs for lots of peopleMore

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

Dear Pam R, Thanks very much for taking the time to review Watery Mouth. We work hard on our range of delicious food and are very proud of our coffee - it's great to hear that our customers are enjoying it. We're lucky to have...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The Watery Mouth Cafe has great coffee and lots of great food in the cabinets plus a great menu to order off.It is really nice sitting upstairs with a coffee and muffin chatting to friends also.The staff are super friendly and very efficient.It is a...More

Thank chookhouse4
PaddingtonPartington, Owner at Watery Mouth Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear chookhouse4, It's always a pleasure to hear from our locals. We really appreciate your loyalty and support. Thanks very much for your great review of our delicious coffee and varied menu and cabinet food, plus the comfy seating areas and our lovely staff. We...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice coffee shop. Coffee one of the best we've had in NZ. Wish I'd been hungry to try some of the food, looked good. Good service, nice seating.More

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

Dear Colin M, Thanks so much for calling in to Watery Mouth. It's great to hear how much you enjoyed our delicious coffee, friendly service and comfy seating. We really appreciate you taking the time to post your kind comments. Enjoy the rest of your...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Out looking for breakfast and heard this place was good. Reports were right, good food, good coffee and good service. Liked it enough we went two days in a rowMore

Thank Robert B
PaddingtonPartington, Owner at Watery Mouth Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Robert B, Thanks so much for the great review. We love seeing visitors come back the next day - makes our day. Glad to hear how much you enjoyed our good coffee, food and friendly service. Thanks very much for taking time to post...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for brekky based on reviews. Had basic breakfast - very well done with good quality produce. Atmosphere was easy going when we walked in, we had the top floor and a heater to ourselves. Coffee was spot on too.More

Thank Bananabent
PaddingtonPartington, Owner at Watery Mouth Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Bananabent, Thanks so much for choosing Watery Mouth Café and we're delighted we lived up to expectations! Great to hear how much you enjoyed your breakfast and coffee with us. We're thrilled it was your best breakfast so far. Enjoy the rest of your...More

Reviewed 10 June 2018

Great breakfast, who can say no to eggs benedict with bacons? unfortunately coffee was slightly tasteless and table space is limitedMore

Thank melsutler
PaddingtonPartington, Owner at Watery Mouth Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2018

Dear melsutler, Thanks very much for calling in for breakfast. We’re delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your Eggs Benedict but disappointed you didn’t enjoy your coffee. We take great pride in our coffee and would always replace a coffee on the spot if...More

Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

They have a good selection to choose from for breakfast, service was quick and the food (scrambled eggs) was good. I would definitely go back.More

Thank Irish_Kiwi77
PaddingtonPartington, Owner at Watery Mouth Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2018

Dear Irish_Kiwi77, Thanks very much for your great review and recommendation. Glad to hear how much you enjoyed your delicious breakfast, the wide variety on our menu, and our fast and friendly service. We’d love to see you again if you’re back in Marlborough. Juliet...More

Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

Big disappointment, considering all these laudatory reviews I expected a great café. The chai latte was tasteless and the "slice of heaven" broke my teeth. At that price I expected better. However, the service was impeccable.More

Thank 77melimelo13
PaddingtonPartington, Owner at Watery Mouth Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2018

Dear 77melimelo13, Thank you for your kind comments about our impeccable service. We’re very sorry to hear the food didn’t live up to your expectations though. The Slice of Heaven is a longstanding popular choice but is perhaps not to everyone’s taste. We have noted...More

Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

Open 7.00 am for a earlybird breakfast. Great coffee and scrambled eggs. Good selection for breakfast and lunch reasonably priced cheerful and friendly service.More

Thank JFEJM
PaddingtonPartington, Owner at Watery Mouth Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2018

Dear JFEJM, Thanks very much for choosing Watery Mouth Café and for posting your great feedback. We love our earlybird breakfast customers! We appreciate the kind comments about our delicious food, coffee, reasonable pricing and friendly service. Thanks for popping in. Juliet and the team...More

Reviewed 16 May 2018

Great service, very friendly. Large menu, comfortable environment. Outdoor seating under cover. Food was just right.More

Thank Francophiles1220
PaddingtonPartington, Owner at Watery Mouth Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2018

Dear Francophiles1220, Thanks for choosing Watery Mouth and for posting your kind review. Pleased to hear you enjoyed the variety on the menu, the friendly, efficient service, and our comfortable seating areas. And we love to hear that the food was "just right"! Thanks so...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$16
Cuisine
European, Caucasian, Cafe, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
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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Description
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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