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 in Marlborough Sounds, NZ


With our great location in the seaside village of Picton, Cafe Cortado offers guests a fresh, locally sourced & seafood inspired menu, created from fresh ingredients from the region. It's also the friendly bustling atmosphere that makes us very popular with locals and visitors alike. Cafe Cortado is located right on the beautiful Picton waterfront and offers fresh contemporary fare, from fabulous pizza & mouth watering tapas to our large selection of delicious NZ seafood.

Our restaurant offers a wide variety of food & fun, be sure to check opening hours as they vary between seasons. If you are planning a meal out in advance, simply book your table here! We have so many different events going on, from live music to food and dining specials, make sure you check in on the website or follow us on Facebook to keep up to date! 

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New Winter Menu

Come in out of the cold and try something from our new Winter menus to warm you up and ward the winter chills away. What will you choose?

Planning an Event?

If you are planning a special occasion or need a venue for a large group in Picton. The team here at Cafe Cortado would love to hear from you to discuss your plans and see how we can help bring them to life.

We will do everything we can to ensure have a great night. So pop in to see us or give us a call of flick us an email and we will be in touch.

The Kete Kai Street Market

3 Oct 2019 (Thu) - 23 Nov 2019 (Sat)

The Kete Kai Street Market will be running 3-8pm on Saturday 23rd November. The Market will be staged like a contemporary Māori Pa up High Street from London Quay roundabout.
There will be other activities down on the foreshore relating to the Tuia 250 floatilla before the Free Concert with Local NZ Musicians Half cast followed by Fly My Pretties.

This is sure to be an exciting day in Picton.

Boat Tours in Picton

Explore the Marlborough Sounds with a boat cruise
There are many operators heading out and about into the Marlborough Sounds for quick cruise arounds, half day, full day & overnighters - take your pick and enjoy this beautiful part of NZ by boat.

Testimonials


Lovely Setting

Reviewed by Malky, September

2019/09/24
Lovely setting next to harbour great pizza and staff will definitely go back when in the area

Friendly Staff

Reviewed by Shana, September 2019

2019/09/24
Friendly staff yummy coffee!

Yummy and Warm

Reviewed by Maffiew71, September 2019

2019/09/24
Decided to try this place for a meal. Shared a delicious pizza and also had a dessert. Topped off with a beer and wine. Food was awesome, atmosphere was great and the staff were happy and welcoming. Not too busy on a Tuesday evening. Definitely recommend for either a full or light meal.

First Class

Reviewed by Glenn, September 2019

2019/09/20
The food was first class as was the service.

Prefect Weekend Lunch Spot

Reviewed by Sesj, September 2019

2019/09/15
Tasty food, good range of beers and wines, great kids menu, prompt service and relaxed vibe. Perfect for lunch on a rainy weekend.

Nice Lunch

Reviewed by Lincoln J, September 2019

2019/09/15
After leaving the Interislander and before travelling further into South Island this is a convenient place to stop for lunch with ample roadside parking. Good range of cabinet food combined with a more extensive Menu.

Beautiful Dinner!

Reviewed by Kylie M, September 2019

2019/09/14
Absolutely beautiful food and service here! We went as a group of girls, arrived at 8pm for dinner and they were very accommodating of us! Good variety of food too.

Delish

Reviewed by Lucinda J, September 2019

2019/09/10
First time we’ve been here and loved the atmosphere, location, service and most of all the food. We had the tapas which were top notch.

Lovely Evening

Reviewed by Kirstygal, September 2019

2019/09/09
Nice wine sitting outside by the fire! Bartender friendly, good food and great wine list. Will come back again.

Amazing

Reviewed by Bevan C, August 2019

2019/08/27
Food was amazing, staff were amazing, overall an amazing experience.

An Excellent Cafe

Reviewed by Graeme W, August 2019

2019/08/17
An excellent cafe in sunny Picton. A quick stroll from ferry terminal and waterfront. They do a good eggs Benedict.

Highly Recommend

Reviewed by Peter W, August 2019

2019/08/16
After reading through All the restaurant reviews on Tripadvisor it was clear on walking into Cafe Cortado we made the right choice. The restaurant was nearly full and had a lovely ambience. Our food was very tasty and the Pizza Hot Stuff lived up to its' spiel. Staff were friendly, welcoming and hard working all with a smile. Highly recommend.

Great Location

Reviewed by Brad C, July 2019

2019/07/17
The cafe is in a great location in Picton with views of the harbour you can see the ferries and cruise ships coming and going. The coffees are also good and the service friendly.

So Impressed

Reviewed by NickHawkeyKirby, July 2019

2019/07/16
We first visited last night and were so impressed that we are back for breakfast this morning and we will return again! Outstanding service, warm, friendly, best views overlooking beautiful Picton harbor, great music and the best food selection we have seen for some time. Extremely accommodating staff and chef for food intolerances and seriously delicious food and lattes. 100% recommend.

The Best Seafood Dish We Could Have Imagined

Reviewed by Brandaon F, June 2019

2019/06/17
The best seafood dish we could have imagined!!! This feast of a dish was so large and inclusive we couldn't finish it, and I was hungry! All of the food was cooked very well and the addition of a new sea creature we had never tried before was more than we could have asked for. They had a great wine selection and everything just tasted so good. I recommend informing the kitchen ahead of time if you plan to get it, apparently it takes quite a while to prepare.

10/10 Best Smoked Salmon Pizza Ever

Reviewed by NewFacesV2, June 2019

2019/06/15
Had the Smokin' Salmon pizza. 10/10 best smoked salmon pizza I've ever had.

They Really Delivered

Reviewed by Joanne O, May 2019

2019/05/17
We were a group of 22. They promised us they would serve us all at the same time and they really delivered. Well done guys and thank you. Food was good too!

Vibrant Place

Reviewed by I Guo, April 2019

2019/04/01
Vibrant place with view of the harbour. Staff was lovely and attentive. Food was good, the tapas were great if you want a light meal or something to share, decent size for the price. Tastes not bad either. They have a wireless table service device on table for any table service, water, bill, and order, so smart.

Absolutely Lovely

Reviewed by Clifford B, March 2019

2019/03/27
Absolutely lovely. Dipeeka the manager has a great smile and makes certain all is good. Very very pleasant.

Food Was Great

Reviewed by Jason R, February 2019

2019/02/20
Went here to eat some local fish. Food was great and the atmosphere they had here was nice. We were on the cruise ship visiting here so I guess we cause a major ruckus. But we enjoyed eating here.

Buzzing Saturday Night in liveliest Cafe in Piction

Reviewed by pbrooks, January 2019

2019/01/08
Short queue to be seated in lively Picton Centre Cafe with amazing harbour views. Pizzas were amazing with great selection of local Marlborough wines.
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Contact Details

Address: Cnr High St & London Quay, Picton
Phone: 03 573 5630
Email: info@cafecortado.co.nz
(please phone rather than email for bookings)

Opening Hours

  • Winter (start May- end of Sept)
    7 Days, 8am - Late
  • Closed Christmas Day

  • Open all other public holidays

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