In April ’95 Le Café opened its doors to a modestly developed Picton, a then relatively sleepy transit town in the top of the South Island, New Zealand.
Le Café brought the first “Real Coffee Machine” to town, marking the start of many locals’ addiction to the brown stuff.
After 5 years of trading Le Café shifted to its current location, doubling in size with a view second to none. That shift saw Le Café take a step towards restaurant as much as café.
We now feature over 50 predominantly local wines, various beers, spirits, a selection of cigars and generally sell anything that can be eaten, carried, worn, drunk, or smoked….From art to T-shirts, free range eggs, homemade lollies (sweets for non new zealanders!) to catering and back.
The 11+ years of trading, history has made Le Café Picton one of the country’s most recognized brands in the industry. Le Café now prides itself on operating on a average of 360 days a year morning ’til night.The only days of closure are X-mas day and staff trips (about two a year).
With a total capacity of up to 120 pax,we can handle groups of up to 45 pax in a private seating, as the restaurant is divided into two sectors.