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 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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Summer Hours

Come and enjoy our extended hours this Summer. We are open daily 8am - late. Closed Christmas day but open all other public holidays with NO SURCHARGE!

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.

Picton Maritime Festival

19 Jan 2019 (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!

Summer Concert

24 Feb 2019 (Sun)

Picton Foreshore

Making summer last that little bit longer!
The Picton Foreshore concert is a free family friendly and alcohol-free event for with fantastic stage entertainment including Wellington Band Cover Story, children's activities. A perfect way to spend your Sunday lunch time! Pop across to Cafe Cortado for a yummy lunch or dinner to top off the day.

Boat Tours in Picton

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


Great Place For a Family

Reviewed by arianakopa, November 2018

Delicious food order the rib eye steak definitely worth its price and absolutely excellent service the waiters were very attentive. Great place for a family.

Great Service

Reviewed by Simon M, November 2018

Great service
Great spot
Nice food and coffee
Huge portion

A Food Lover's Dream Come True

Reviewed by Allen H, November 2018

A food lover's dream come true. Doesn't happen often. The ingredients run and swirl together, amplifying each other's flavor. Prices are reasonable compared to other places, but then again, each person has their own idea of reasonable. This location is highly recommended if you're in town!

Huge Pizzas

Reviewed by Paul N, October 2018

Helpful staff, good huge pizza's and great selection of Mrs Mac's draught beers.

Huge Pizzas

Reviewed by Paul N, October 2018

Helpful staff, good huge pizza's and great selection of Mrs Mac's draught beers.


Reviewed by WayneCamberra, October 2018

Lovely to get indoors on a rather coolish day. Outstanding mussels and polenta chips. Quick professional service, especially a very good flat white.

Great Tapas!

Reviewed by Denva G October 2018

Great service, fabulous food, 5 tapas shared between two adults worked out well. Thoroughly recommend!


Reviewed by Di, October 2018

We arrived into town fresh from the airport after a long flight from Perth. Cortado was open and was warm and inviting from the cold wet weather. We opted for a brekky meal and were totally blown over by the size and quality of our breakfast. My eggs were to die for and I opted for chorizo sausage with my meal. The staff were friendly and accommodating and the prices were very reasonable. Our party of five adults and 1 child were well fed, warm and satisfied.
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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 Oct - end of April)
    7 Days, 8am - Late
  • Winter (start May- end of Sept)
    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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