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Ritual Cafe

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10 Maxwell Road, Blenheim 7201, New Zealand
+64 3-578 6939
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07:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Sat 07:00 - 17:00
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Wellington, New Zealand
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Popped in the day after the wine festival. Fab coffee and delicious food. A must visit in Blenheim. Would recommend the waffles and smoked salmon and eggs.

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Thank OliviaJarvispug
Management response:

Hi OliviaJarvispug Thanks for visiting us at Ritual and taking the time to review us, we are so pleased you enjoyed your breakfast and coffee. I hope you enjoyed the Wine Festival too, see you next time your in town. :) More 

Mankato, Minnesota
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We seek out the Ritual Café for the best coffee. I love that I get gluten free food. We love sitting outside or inside just sipping our coffee. Staff is awesome.

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Thank jogange
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Hi jogange thanks so much for taking the time to review Ritual, we love that you love, see you next time:) More 

Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Travelled to Marlborough Wine and Food fest. Visited Ritual Cafe for breakfast the next morning. Great food and service. Will definite go back there next time in Blenheim.

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Thank Grant M
Management response:

Hi Grant M thanks for taking the time to review Ritual, so pleased you enjoyed your visit to Marlborough...hope you didn't have to wait too long as was super busy. Safe travels:) More 

New Zealand
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to stop right in the main part of town with very friendly service. Know for it's coffee and service.

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Thank Oscar2NewZealand
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Love that you took the time to review so pleased you enjoyed your time at Ritual have a super long weekend:) More 

South Australia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Ritual is a funky little cafe with great coffee & an impressive range of fresh & delicious breakfast & lunch options, including gluten- & dairy-free dishes. The service is efficient & friendly & Tash's tourism tips were most helpful. A great find!

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Thank OzColleen
delialowtherblenheim, Owner at Ritual Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for the review OzColleen, we hope you had a great adventure in Marlborough, safe travels:) More 

1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

I travel pretty regularly from Nelson to Blenheim. I try to stop for lunch and chai at Ritual mainly because the staff are friendly, the food is excellent and the chai is sweet and hot. And seriously @blaerin your pissed because there's no wifi so you can't entertain your children?I find your entitlement ridiculous,

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Thank Jay B
delialowtherblenheim, Owner at Ritual Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Jay B, thanks for your lovely review, I will be sure to pass this on to the team:) More 

Dunedin, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

If you want a truly great coffee (we always have a flat white + moccha) with lovely food (e.g.we had the porched eggs + choc orange muffins today) in a cosy, warm and slightly unusual ambience served very fast and dealed by very attentive and friendly staff....then you should stop looking around (if not to get lost in the jungle... More 

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Thank kiwigirl6
delialowtherblenheim, Owner at Ritual Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Kiwigirl6 Thank you so much for taking the time to review our Café we are delighted you enjoyed your time here and loved the staff as much as we do, we hope you have a super special 2017 safe travels :) More 

London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

We had a lovely and filling breakfast at Ritual. The lady who served us was really friendly and patient while I faffed about trying to decide what to have. The poached eggs on toast were delicious and the waitress offered a range of extras. We sat on the chairs on the pavement in the sun.

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Thank connieatkinson28
delialowtherblenheim, Owner at Ritual Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, pleased you enjoyed your breakfast, enjoy your travels in New Zealand:) More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We visited this Cafe with a 2 and 3 year old, I was desperate for some wifi to download some new activities to entertain the kids and even though the wifi came up as guests I was told it was not for guest!?! All Cafes should have wifi for their customers especially in a tourist town. My husband went up... More 

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1 Thank blaerin
delialowtherblenheim, Owner at Ritual Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Blaerin Well I find your review one of the most humorous yet....seriously!!! you say the food was good but complained about entertainment for your children, our walls are lined with colouring in books, we have toys and books and blocks , colouring pens and crayons that would of entertained your little ones. Our staff asked if your child was... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

the coffee is brewed perfectly, had a great cup of short black. They have a popup stall at the sunday market too

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Thank Cynthia L
delialowtherblenheim, Owner at Ritual Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for you kind review and Merry Christmas, best wishes for 2017 More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 14
Cuisine
Cafe, Contemporary, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 17:00
Thursday
07:00 - 17:00
Friday
07:00 - 17:00
Saturday
07:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Maxwell Road, Blenheim 7201, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Blenheim
  • Phone Number: +64 3-578 6939
Description
Funky Retro little Cafe in Uptown Blenheim, serving our own Ritual 100% Fair Trade and Organic Coffee which is Roasted on premise. 12 options of NZ T leaf T tea's available too. Fantastic breakfast menu choose from local free range eggs & bacon options to something with more of a south american twist. An array of Food options to suit Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy free, Raw Food from both our extensive Menu plus our daily Cabinet food creations, which features fresh salads, Rolls, Quiches, Pies, Frittata, Fritters, Cakes, Slices, Muffins, Raw Cakes and Slices too. We use local Artisan Bakers for our breads, local cheeses too. Fully Licensed.

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