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

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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

Today's
Cafe
Menu

hot dish­

Chicken and Chorizo on Rice – gf/dairy free

 

soup

Tomato and Pumpkin  – gf/vegetarian

                                               

salads                                                   

broccoli, corn, lentils, spinach– gf/vegetarian

 

cabbage, red rice, mint, carrots, peas – gf/vegan

                                                   

bulgar wheat, carrot, courgette, corn, kale, maple dressing – vegan

 

roast potatoes, red onions, sundried tomato, carrot – gf/vegan

 

cos lettuces, bacon, anchovy, capers, croutons, parmesan cheese

 

Leafy green salad with cucumber & avocado

  • gf/vegan
  • homemade vinaigrette available

 

Catering
Menu

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