Located in Renwick, Marlborough, heart of the wine region.  The Roadhouse brings you COFFEE...

The Renwick Roadhouse Cafe was opened in June 2016 by Jim Heslin & Katie Hutchinson. The township of Renwick needed a meeting point for locals, truckies & tourists alike - and even more so - somewhere to grab a good coffee and a bite to eat!

Katie re-designed the space when they took over the old business and Jim went to work making her ideas come into action, including building the booths out of recycled pallet wood then capping them in blonded ply.  Old Army blankets have been sewn into comfy cushions and Jim re-worked the large garden area.

The fare is fresh, simple and varied. Fresh salads & gourmet sandwiches, homemade pastries and a mass of beautiful display food baked in house and also sourced from a highly regarded local baker Fred of De Broods Bakkers. Local free range eggs & free farmed bacon served with the breakfast dishes & a tasty lunch menu available too.

We are now also Fully Licensed and have a selection of beer, cider & wines to go with your meals.




(03) 929 3320



61 High St
Marlborough, 7204

(On State Hwy 6, adjacent to SHWY 63 and minutes from SHWY 62)


Mo-Fr 7am-4pm
Sat 7am-4pm / 
Sun Closed


Jim heslin

Born north of Auckland in the Hokianga, Jim mainly grew up in Auckland and has worked in all aspects of hospitality from Baking to Barista-ing.  His true loves, however, are digging holes, fishing (although a vegetarian himself) and Bonsai.  With coffees to make and busy being a dad - Jim is rarely free to bring fish home for the family these days. Jim listens to rhythm & blues (maybe due to lack of fishing), amongst all other good tunes.


Katie hutchinson

Wellington born, Katie has grown up surrounded by cafes (and worked in some along the way), but primarily has been entrenched in the film industry all her working life as an Assistant Director.  Taking a break from the film world, Katie is enjoying the stunning new environment & opportunities that Marlborough provides for herself and her Whanau (family).  In her spare time Katie enjoys a glass of wine, traveling & conversing in spanish whenever possible, picking & cooking with veges from Jims garden, listening to records whilst laughing with friends and family, and having a damn good boogie!


Roadhouse digs

Here are some things that we think are choice - available at the Roadhouse



We are proud to stock Lucky Taco sauces and their wonderful Chilli Salt!  Friends of ours, Otis & Sarah Frizzell started making these sauces after initially honing their mexican cookery skills in Mexico and then in their own Lucky Taco Truck in Auckland.  They now make the most amazing sauces amongst other spicy treats.  Check out their website and TRY their sauces - choose from Jalapeño, Chipotle (Smokey) & Habanero (super hot).



Now selling Santos Coffee in Kilo bags of Beans and 250gram bags of Plunger Grind.


ROADHOUSE TEES & MeRINO Plunket blankets

Good quality Renwick Roadhouse "as colours" T-shirts for sale.  $25 or $20 for kids sizes (2,4,6)

We also sell 100% Soft Merino Blankets on behalf of Plunket. These are great as swaddles and all purpose baby blankets & can be a knee blankets for all ages! 



Sometimes we are lucky enough to display and sell some stunning handwoven Kete (bag), come and check them out! 


We use Santos Coffee, the beans are of Brazilian origin, roasted here in NZ. Santos Coffee is part of the Rainforest Alliance and is responsibly sourced.  We have a great selection of beverage options both hot and cold.

Drinks on offer:  Homemade Natural Smoothies / Hot or Iced Coffee / Selection of Teas including English Breakfast, Earl Gray, Green Tea, Chamomile, Peppermint & Red Bush / Hot & Iced Chocolate / Allganics Juices / Banjo Brews Kombucha (Fermented Tea) / Allganics Organics Range; Cola, Ginger Beer & Lemonade / NZ Sparkling Mineral Water.

We are also now Fully Licensed and have a selection of beer, cider and wine to accompany your meals.





FREE WIFI, Wheelchair access, Off Street Parking (including Campers & Large Vehicles), Large outdoor garden and deck area, Kids play areas inside and out, Toilets.


We supply freshly baked & arranged catered lunches, morning teas or special platters for any occasion.  

Please email or call Katie for more details.  

Ph: (021) 508 277  




You do not need to make a reservation but we suggest that you do call us if you have a group of 6 or more - so we can save you a good table! 

Call (03) 929 3320 from 7am – 4pm Monday to Saturday.

cafe location

61 High Street
Renwick, Marlborough, 7204
New Zealand

Ph. (03) 929 3320


Whether you are driving to the West Coast, Nelson, Picton, Kaikoura or any of the in-between - we are on your way!  Conveniently located on State Highway 6 between Nelson & Blenheim, we are also at the turn off for State Highway 63 to the West Coast and minutes away from the by-pass State Highway 62.  Plenty of parking for all types of vehicles.