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The Verandah

) #150 of 305 Restaurants in Hamilton $$ - $$$ Cafe, , Gluten Free Options
Hamilton Lake Domain | off Ruakiwi Road, Hamilton, New Zealand
+64 7-838 0692
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  • Excellent14%
  • Very good35%
  • Average27%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible10%
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“lake walk” (2 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 16:00All hours
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Hamilton Lake Domain | off Ruakiwi Road, Hamilton, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

went with two work colleagues for a coffee and meeting plenty of room and was able to sit outside and talk

Thank Robyn B
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

The only cafe in Hamilton that boosts a good view. Quiet place to relax and enjoy a cup of coffee. Average coffee and cakes.

Thank Dorothy G
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

I've been here twice in the last couple of weeks, the first for lunch with a friend, the second to pick up a coffee. There was only one vegan item on the lunch menu (nothing in the cabinet), which was overpriced at $22, had very...More

Thank SueE70
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed breakfast very much. Staff had no problem tailoring some of the dishes offered to our tastes, service was very friendly and prices were average. If possible, go on a sunny day and sit facing the beautiful Hamilton lake.

1  Thank B B
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Love having coffee after a lovely walk. I always order eggs benedict coz its yummy and its big serving. The ambiance is amazing overlooking the lake and kids playing at the playground ... so beautiful

1  Thank MurrayGie
Reviewed 13 April 2017

The Verandah is a restaurant catering well to a wide variety of tastes -full meals to snacks - and it does it well. Reasonably priced and I have always found food goo.

Thank Maggie24nz
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Have been here twice now, once on my most resent visit to New Zealand and once last April. The atmosphere is nice and the lake in the background makes for a very pretty view. The food and drinks were nice both times I was there....More

1  Thank AlyshaHunt
Reviewed 1 March 2017

I like my long black coffees and this place I think has the best in Hamilton. There is a young lady responsible (I think her name is Annette) who if often on the coffee machine and makes the best long black coffees in town. Just...More

Thank Hamiltonlad
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

A convenient spot along the lake walk. A beautiful view in a peaceful location. Food quite okay and coffee was fine

Thank Narelle D
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Conveniently just a short walk from the motel I was staying in. Arrived for a late lunch and had a very tasty salmon dish. Service was quick and efficient.

Thank Supergranbee
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Restaurant Details

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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
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Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hamilton Lake Domain | off Ruakiwi Road, Hamilton, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +64 7-838 0692
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The Verandah Cafe has something to suit everyone with our large cabinet selection made fresh daily on premise or we operate an all-day menu from breakfast to the late afternoon. Be spoilt with our special High Tea service or relax on the verandah with a light lunch and a nice glass of wine. We can make all of our menu items to suit specific dietary requirements, just let us know. The Verandah is a child friendly cafe with a 'Younger Treats' menu offering healthy meal options and our popular Kiddies Plate with new flavours every day. High chairs and baby changing facilities are also available and let's not forget the amazing playground right on our doorstep.
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