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Cafe Cortado

Cnr High St & London Quay, Picton 7220, New Zealand
+64 3-573 5630
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“pizza” (109 reviews)
“tapas” (34 reviews)
“ceviche” (7 reviews)
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Seafood, Cafe, New Zealand, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Cnr High St & London Quay, Picton 7220, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The food is excelent! The service was fast and just on the main avenue where you can Enjoy the beautiful view of PictonMore

Thank MariitaMx
Jomacd2016, Owner at Cafe Cortado, responded to this review

Hi MaritaMx Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We are glad you love it here, we are proud of our food and always endeavor to give the best service so its especially pleasing to get positive feedback. We look forward to seeing...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Good location, varied menu, tasty food and friendly staff. Fine for an evening meal. Don't have any complaints.

Thank perthluv2travel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived for dinner on a Saturday evening and we're lucky to get a table. It was full and busking and deservedly so. The menu offers an interesting selection of food and we were torn between the tapas dishes and the mains. We chose the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Looking for a quick meal we opened the door to a full, busy, buzzing cafe to be quickly shown the one remaining table. Knowing what we had come for we were very quickly served two most amazing servings of seafood chowder. Some places make a...More

Thank Ross B
Jomacd2016, Owner at Cafe Cortado, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. Our seafood chowder is very popular as we use only the freshest ingredients and make it from scratch. It is chock full of seafood and we dont bulk it up with vegetables which is what...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am not sure this place merits such a high review on TA when Le Cafe is around the corner. However, it was good. We shared five tapas and it was just fine. Service was great...thank you.

Thank Samantha60
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the food and the ambience. The pizza was delicious. So was the quinoa salad. Potato bravas were just alright though the Brazilian cheese bread was awesome. The dessert too are amazing. The staff are really friendly too.

Thank Kiran K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We both took a pizza over there. The pizza was very good and homemade. Only negative point was that it wasn't so big, especially as the price is not so cheap. But the taste makes up for it.More

Thank MathieuPriem
Jomacd2016, Owner at Cafe Cortado, responded to this review

Thanks for your review on our pizzas. We make our own bases daily and they are all hand rolled. We use only the best ingredients for our pizzas which is what makes them so tasty and we take great pride in selling a quality product....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were walk ins. Plenty of vacant tables. I ordered another blue cod meal with 6 battered mussels on the side. Unfortunately I had been spoilt with the fresh blue cod meals at the Chatham Island last week. The fish appeared to have been double...More

Thank Rakiura1
Jomacd2016, Owner at Cafe Cortado, responded to this review

Hi. I'm just wondering if you have reviewed the correct restaurant as we don't do and never have done battered mussels. We do have our own smoked local green lipped mussels or steamed and served in a delicious creamy lemongrass and chilli sauce or a...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great cafe in good location overlooking the park & harbour. We sat outside & enjoyed coffee & pizza for lunch. Fast service & a smile. Pizza was tasty & coffee VERY good.

Thank WanaKiwis
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was quite busy when i was there, but the service and food was delivered promptly. I had coffee and muffin, but the food the others that were eating looking amazing.

Thank danjonelson
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
any oysters
19 February 2017|
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Response from Jomacd2016 | Property representative |
Unfortunately oysters are out of season at present. We do however have lovely local clams, green lipped mussels, king salmon etc
Jennifer O
Should we book?
19 December 2016|
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Response from LAMB7520 | Reviewed this property |
Yes definately
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$35
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Street Parking, Wine and Beer
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cnr High St & London Quay, Picton 7220, New Zealand (Formerly Cafe Cortado Picton)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Picton
  • Phone Number: +64 3-573 5630
  • E-mail
Cafe Cortado is located on the Picton waterfront with beautiful views over Queen Charlotte Sound and Picton marina. We have spacious outdoor and indoor dining areas