Cnr High St and London Quay, Picton, New Zealand
03 573 5630
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Picton Cafe


Situated on the waterfront in Picton, Café Cortado provides an excellent atmosphere to enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner or just a few tapas with friends or family.  Enjoy a Pizza or Burger and enjoy the recently renovated cafe.

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.

Marlborough Flyer Steam Train Super Sunday Special

3 Dec 2017 (Sun)

Picton Railway Station

Experience a heritage steam train journey between Picton and Blenheim!
Throughout the summer there will be Super Sunday Specials on offer - travel to Blenheim for a cheap price and be sure to enjoy the world-famous food and wine while you're there!

Picton Maritime Festival

20 Jan 2018 (Sat)

Come and celebrate the unique maritime history of Picton and the Marlborough Sounds!
With food and craft stalls as well as lots of participatory activities, and all against the backdrop of the beautiful Picton Foreshore, this is the perfect day out for the whole family!

Boat Tours in Picton

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

Testimonials


“Pizza is delicious!”

Reviewed July 17, 2016 (Andrea K)

17/07/2016
Had a lovely dinner of pizza and dessert! The Cortado pizza was delicious, thin crust and fresh toppings. Great service, cozy atmosphere.

“A fabulous way to loose yourself on Sunday”

Reviewed July 17 2016 (Michael M)

16/07/17
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)

16/04/25
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
Email: info@cortado.co.nz
(please phone rather than email for bookings)

Opening Hours

  • Summer (start Nov - end April)
    7 Days, 8am - Midnight
  • Winter (start May- end Oct)
    Wed - Sun 8am - Midnight
  • Closed Christmas Day

  • Open all other public holidays
    8am - Midnight, no surcharge

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