As passionate foodies, it’s great living and working in a city that celebrates all that’s best about New Zealand food and coffee.

We’re amongst Wellington’s most respected and experienced caterers, with a client list that spans corporates, public sector and private residential, plus a host of special events.

The genesis of Word of Mouth started in 1989 when we met while cooking at Marbles Restaurant. It was an exciting time for Wellington’s emerging food scene and Marbles was a landmark dining experience, under the ownership of Ruth Pretty and David Jordan. We went on to start our own catering business, in an unused kitchen in Bond Street in 1989. Five years later, we found a great location in Molesworth Street so packed up our kitchen and set up shop in the heart of Thorndon.

The new premises allowed us to showcase our food in a cafe setting, as well as as expanding our fast-growing catering business. That was more than 20 years ago and, we’re delighted to say, this successful combination of cafe and catering continues today.

Shonagh Macleod & Mark Kilroy

Conscious Consumers

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Free Coffee

With our loyalty card, buy 10 coffees and get the next one free.

We also have a prepaid coffee card please ask at the Counter


Hot Dish

Chicken & Chorizo on Rice (DF)



Mushroom & Spinach (GF, Vegetarian)



  • Broccoli, Avocado, Sango Sprouts, Miso Dressing (Vegan)


  • Roast Kumara, Carrot, Celery, Raisins, Curry Mayo (Vegetarian, GF)


  • Green Cabbage, Spinach, Apple, Fennel, Walnuts (Vegan, GF)


  • Potato, Egg, Gherkin, Lemon Parsley Mayo (Vegetarian, GF)


  • Pasta, Sundried Tomato, Spring Onion, Feta (Vegetarian)


  • Roast Potato, Corn, Tomato, Coriander Salsa (Vegan, GF)


  • Leafy Green Salad with Cucumber & Avocado – (Vegan, GF) Homemade Vinaigrette Available


Food is prepared in a kitchen that also processes milk products, eggs, fish, nuts, soy, gluten products and sesame seeds.


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We offer catering delivered to your office, home or venue. We also cater for special dietary requirements on request such as vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, dairy & nut free, etc.
To save your time and make things easy, everything can be ordered online.

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Location & Hours

CAFE SERVICE: Mon - Fri 7am - 4pm
SHOP: Mon - Fri 7am - 5pm