Cnr High St and London Quay, Picton, New Zealand
03 573 5630
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Good Food + Good People 

= Good Times

Life is too short for anything less!  Come and see us at Cafe Cortado on the Picton Waterfront

Cnr High St and London Quay, Picton
Phone 03 573 5630
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Cafe Cortado, Picton NZ

Cafe Cortado is a bustling, local restaurant, cafe & wine-bar

With our great location in the seaside village of Picton, Cafe Cortado offers guests slightly South American infused menus, created from fresh ingredients from the region and of course we also offer a fun night out! Cafe Cortado is located right on the beautiful Picton waterfront and offers fresh contemporary fare, from fabulous pizza to our large selection of delicious NZ seafood.

Our restaurant offers a wide variety of food & fun, so make sure you check opening hours as they vary between seasons. We have so many different events going on, from live music to food and dining specials, make sure you check out our Events pages frequently so you don’t miss out!

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Newly Renovated Cafe

The renovations are now completed and our cafe has a new and exciting new layout. Come along and savor our tasty menu, and relax with family and friends.

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Planning a special occasion, or a group booking. To to us and we can ensure that you have a great night.

Boat Tours in Picton

Explore the Marlborough Sounds with a boat cruise
There are many operators heading out and about into the Marlborough Sounds.


“A fabulous way to loose yourself on Sunday”

Reviewed July 17 2016 (Michael M)

We arrived in Picton post the Nelson morning drive; we skipped brekky in Havelock after we couldn't get served at Slip Inn. Don't waste your time in winter st Havelock. Took the scenic "windy" route & arrived in picturesque Picton. Stopped for lunch; canvassed the local & decided on Cafe Cortado. Great choice; tapas of chicken & calamari, & a serve of mussels & clams in lemongrass. Well worth avoiding lack of service & come here. Great staff, very helpful & beautiful, beautiful food. Thank you Cortado for s very special Sunday early afternoon!

“Great vibes”

Reviewed 25 April 2016 (JennieCohen)

Cafe Cortado has a great menu, friendly staff and a top location in Picton's High Street. I recommend it for a relaxing time in the sun. Dog friendly outside and they will get you some waters for your pooch as well - how good is that.

“Friendly and delicious”

Reviewed July 18 (KiwiSteph)

We had a party of eight. We were seated quickly and brought drinks. Had a delicious kiwifruit cocktail. Food was amazing, the beef cheeks tender and juicy. Worth the visit!

"Beautiful Meal"

Reviewed October 9, 2017 (Robin G)

Thank you for an awesome seafood meal. Also thanks to our awesome waitress Stephanie. She was professional friendly and attentive. All the points required to assist the diners to enjoy their visit. We had the battered blue cod and the seafood platter. Beautiful meal and that seafood platter! It needs to be marketed as the best seafood selection you can possibly eat before you leave the South Island. It was great. A water finger bowl would be a recommendation and going by the patrons of differing ages, those with children and elderly walking in seemed to be searching for tables and chairs rather than bench seats. We have really enjoyed our Picton dining. Thank you, and we will certainly recommend your restaurant to friends we know who are passing through. Regards from Robin
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Contact Details

Address: Cnr High St & London Quay, Picton
Phone: 03 573 5630
(please phone rather than email for bookings)

Opening Hours

  • Summer (start Nov - end of April)
    7 Days, 8am - Late
  • Winter (start May- end of Oct)
    Mon & Tue - Closed
    Wed & Thu - 10am - 8.30pm
    Fri - 10am - 9.30pm, Sat - 8am - 9.30pm
    Sun - 8am - 8.30pm.
  • Closed Christmas Day

  • Open all other public holidays - no surcharge

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