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Watery Mouth Cafe

$$ - $$$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” (13 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (16 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Hours
CUISINES
Cafe, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
71 High Street, Blenheim 7201, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Very good coffee and breakfast. Did not stay for lunch, but that looked great too. Well located in the center of town.More

Thank vommi01
PaddingtonPartington, Owner at Watery Mouth Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear vommi01, Thanks for choosing Watery Mouth. It's great to hear how much you enjoyed your breakfast and coffee with us in our central location, and we appreciate you taking time to post your feedback. Glad you liked the look of our lunches too! With...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I stopped here with a friend to get a coffee and enjoy the sun, and this place delivered! The coffee was good and the outside seating is nice and warm in the morning. Would recommend!

Thank Ethan G
PaddingtonPartington, Owner at Watery Mouth Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Ethan G, Thanks so much for the recommendation! Great to hear how much you and your friend enjoyed our sunny outdoor seating area, our coffee, and our atmosphere. Hope to see you again. Thanks for posting. Juliet and the team at Watery Mouth Café

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As always the staff are friendly and very efficient. My coffee always comes out in a timely fashion and is spot it. I tried the Bacon and egg Turkish pocket today, is there anything that comes out of that kitchen that doesn't taste amazing. The...More

Thank Mc L
PaddingtonPartington, Owner at Watery Mouth Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Mc L, We love our regular customers! Thank you so much for the high praise. Consistency is something we strive for so we're always happy to hear we're achieving consistently great coffee, food, and friendly, efficient service. With thanks, Juliet and the team at...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped in this cafe for a late breakfast and had a coffee and a sharing platter of spring rolls, samosas, wedges and fish bites which was a generous portion for two. The cafe was busy but the service was swift and friendly. Impressed enough to...More

Thank WhereU2
PaddingtonPartington, Owner at Watery Mouth Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear WhereU2, We love hearing that our out-of-town visitors have been enticed back for repeat visits during their time in Marlborough. That is music to our ears - thanks very much for your kind comments about our delicious food, coffee and friendly service. Thanks for...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped by earlier this month on our tour in NZ. The coffee is the best so far in NZ with friendly service. ThibalMore

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
PaddingtonPartington, Owner at Watery Mouth Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Thibal, Thanks so much for your fantastic feedback. That is wonderful to hear and is much appreciated by all the staff. "Best coffee in New Zealand" - we might have to borrow that line! We hope the rest of your tour is going well....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Tried this place as was recommended on TripAdvisor, the staff were helpful and the food was OK, unfortunately the table was not cleared or wiped down and empty coffee cups were left even after our breakfast had been served.More

Thank Snowyontour
PaddingtonPartington, Owner at Watery Mouth Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Snowyontour, Thanks for visiting Watery Mouth. We're really sorry to hear the service you received wasn't impeccable. It's certainly not our usual standard to have any customers sit at uncleared tables. Thanks for bringing this to our attention and I have discussed this with...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Read reviews and decided to go for breakfast with my wife. Eggs Benedict was awesome! Coffee was great too. Will definitely visit again.More

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

Dear RobBurlison, So pleased to hear we lived up to expectations and appreciate you taking time to post about your experience. We'll look forward to seeing you again for more of our famous eggs bene and coffee! With thanks, Juliet and the team at Watery...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well positioned restaurant. Upstairs seating area overlooks the square. Food and coffee were great. Their breakfast set me up nicely for a long day on the road.

Thank Chris H
PaddingtonPartington, Owner at Watery Mouth Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Chris H, Great to hear you enjoyed our breakfast, coffee and upstairs seating area. Thanks very much for posting your feedback. We love hearing from happy customers. Hope the rest of your trip is going well. Juliet and the team at Watery Mouth Café

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here for breakfast one day, and they have a really good choice of freshly prepared hot and cold food, including full cooked breakfasts. It always appeared to be busy which can only be a good sign, and we would return here if in...More

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

Dear farrj, Thanks so much for choosing Watery Mouth for breakfast on your trip to Blenheim. We really appreciate the comments and it's great to hear how much you enjoyed your experience. We'd love to see you back if you do ever return to Marlborough!...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great location, choice of 2 savoury muffins - so often there are no savoury muffins in cafes! We sat upstairs - very good and a l up there as well as downstairs. Hot chocolate was actually hot for once. Highly recommended by a local we...More

Thank fred19492017
PaddingtonPartington, Owner at Watery Mouth Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear fred19492017, Thanks so much for the great review. And thanks to that friendly local who recommended us! We're really pleased to hear how much you enjoyed our savoury muffins, hot chocolate and your visit to our cafe. Thanks for visiting and for taking time...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$16
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Monday
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Thursday
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Friday
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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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