We pride ourselves on our local and seasonal fare, and love nothing more than to serve up Marlborough on the plate


Our menu features local & seasonal fare, ranging from hot breakfasts to afternoon treats, a wide variety of cooked and pre-prepared lunches from the cabinet, as well as a dedicated gluten-free, vegetarian and special diet menu.

Fresh, local and seasonal – healthy or indulgent – our menu has something for everyone.

We create everything from hot breakfasts (like our popular eggs benedict) to luscious lunches (like our mouthwatering steak sandwich). We also have a wide variety of cooked and pre-prepared lunches from our cabinet, for those who need something ready in a flash.

We try very hard to take into account all of our customers’ needs and wants – so amongst our offerings you’ll find a wide selection of choices (both decadent and healthy) as well as an extensive and growing gluten-free, dairy-free and vegetarian menu. All meals are made from scratch in our kitchen (though we do buy in our bread), and we use the best-quality ingredients each day.

Drinks-wise we like to think we have something for everyone too. From fine loose-leaf teas served in bone china, to indulgent hot chocolates, to Fair-Trade, organic coffee sure to please the most discerning drinker – we have it all. And if you’re after something a little cooler, we have local craft beers, some fabulous Marlborough wines, and great quality New Zealand fruit juices, to name a few…

Watery Mouth Cafe menu
Watery Mouth Cafe menu
Watery Mouth Cafe menu
Watery Mouth Cafe menu
Watery Mouth Cafe menu
Watery Mouth Cafe menu


For your catering needs, we can offer delicious canapés according to your tastes and budget. Here are some examples of selections which have been very popular with our clients recently:

Hors D’oeuvres / Tapas

  • Salmon and cream cheese blinis
  • Blue cheese, quince and pecan blinis
  • Chicken, apricot and cream cheese filos
  • Salmon and asparagus filos
  • Mini Yorkshires with rare roast beef
  • Sesame beef balls with dipping sauce
  • Mini spring rolls with a sweet chilli Thai dipping sauce
  • Mini Mediterranean pizzas
  • Vegetarian samosas with a light curry mayo
  • Pesto and feta tartlets
  • Bruschetta with cream cheese, ham and chives
  • Mini sausage rolls
  • Prawn twisters with homemade tartare sauce
  • Marinated chicken nibbles
  • Onion marmalade with blue cheese and quince filoettes
  • Ham, egg and relish club sandwiches
  • Wasabi crab balls
  • Devils on horseback
  • Toasted sandwich triangles
  • Mini bacon and egg pies

Sweet Treats

  • Apricot slice
  • Fudge brownie
  • Black forest fudge
  • Crunchie nut slice

So whether it’s a corporate lunch, morning tea shout, board meeting, picnic lunch – or a meal prepared for someone who needs a treat (perhaps they’ve had an operation or new baby) – we can supply the mouth-watering food to match.

Contact us today to discuss how we can provide catering that’s sure to impress at your next function.

The food, coffee and atmosphere is fabulous!! I highly recommend it. I have been here many times and it is always perfect for any time of the day.

Denyse, Christchurch NZ

I was briefly in Blenheim for work and with food allergies, finding food that is suitable and tasty can often be hard work. I was so pleasantly surprised when I found the Water Mouth Cafe, firstly, open on a Sunday (already winning) and secondly, with an entire Gluten Free AND Dairy Free menu with so many tasty options on it. And this is all before the gorgeous staff and good coffee.

DespinasProtege, New York City, USA

Friendly and fast service and lovely coffee. We have had a few breakfasts while here in New Zealand and this was the best.

Brian and Jan, Bournemouth UK

What a great find. We noticed the busy cafe when driving to our destination and decided to stop for lunch. This place really hums and offers a number of sunny nooks and crannies to relax in and enjoy your meal.

Christine, Nelson NZ


Here are some of the ways we’re currently trying to make our customers’ visits to Watery Mouth even more special:

Dinner Dilemma?

Do you find dinner time a nightmare? Too tired or busy to cook but wanting something healthy and delicious to eat at the end of the day?

Watery Mouth is here to help. You can ring up and order lasagne, quiche, a tortilla stack, baked potato or anything else from our cabinet and we’ll pack it ready for you to pick up and take home. And you can add one of our delicious salads too.

Give us a call and dinner’s done!

Cold Drip

Have you tried our cold drip coffee? Made by slowly dripping cold water through roasted ground coffee beans for 3-4 hours it produces a full-flavoured cold coffee with no acidic aftertaste. Keep an eye out for different flavours as we experiment with different delicious coffee bean blends.

Cold drip is the big new thing in coffee and it’s particularly popular for those wanting a post-work out pick me up or drivers with a long journey ahead.

Price: A 200ml take-home bottle is $7.00 and a single serve at the café is $4.00.

Gluten-Free Goodness

We did a quick tally up and by today’s count we have over 25 gluten-free options on our menu… Have you tried them all? You can order any number of fantastic dishes to kick-start your day, from eggs benedict with salmon to our bacon and kumara stack. How about the Cajun chicken salad with gluten-free dressing for lunch, or perhaps a toasted sandwich from the counter followed by a ‘Slice of Heaven’?

Come in to Watery Mouth and enjoy some gluten-free goodness with your favourite coffee.