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Coffee and Food Establishment

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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38b Hood Street, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
+64 7-981 1109
08:00 - 15:30
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 15:30
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 15:30
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We love this café! We live in Cambridge (about 30 minutes drive away) but we will make a special trip to go for brunch because we know it is quality. Very efficient service, enjoyable atmosphere and absolutely delicious food! My go-to brunch meal is the French Toast - always amazing.

Thank Kelly W
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great breakfast food and very friendly staff. They didn't rush me out the door even though I spent a few hours having a very leisurely meal and coffee. Thank you!!

Thank By_RAD_2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very quick but good service. I had the creamy mushrooms for breakfast- very tasty and the perfect portion size. My boyfriend had their Establishment breakfast, which he enjoyed. Fairly priced. Nice atmosphere. But... my coffee was slightly burnt.

Thank annachap1
Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very average food but edible. Coffee the same Close to basic home cooked meals . Best point was it was not crowded the noise was not overwhelming.

Thank Danny R
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Kids asked for honey on toast and they where able to accommodate the request, good coffee and French toast.

Thank paul c
Hamilton, New Zealand
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87 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Okay, so they may not make the best coffee in town, but the food....it's simply delish!!! The cakes are to die for and the service is always very friendly and helpful, if a little impersonal. All in all...We Love this Place!!! And have eaten waaaay too much cake here!!

Thank Chris W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

My title says it all, my partner and I take the trip from Auckland to eat breakfast here. We've never had a bad experience! Food is absolutely beautiful, they don't hesitate to fulfil my fussy eating (on the side!) and the staff are always friendly and have a smile! Top notch excellence, we will be back and wouldn't hesitate to... More 

Thank katyw593
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

I love coming here as I always get great service, coffee and food. When ordering coffee though make sure to order a large for 50cents more Food - recommend the creamy mushrooms and bacon

Thank Nikki M
Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Great food, good service and reasonably priced as well. Definitely worth a visit if you're in Hamilton.

Thank rayya_ali
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Have been here many times and never disappointed with quality of service and quality of food. Highly recommended.

Thank Nicola B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:30
07:00 - 15:30
07:00 - 15:30
07:00 - 15:30
07:00 - 15:30
07:00 - 15:30
08:00 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38b Hood Street, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +64 7-981 1109
We serve innovative fresh food, with 100% of our baking done on site.We have an extensive range of cabinet food along with an exciting menu and we have 5 weekly changing dishes, using the freshest of in season products and ingredients for your enjoyment. We use Essensa coffee, roasted locally in Morrinsville, and have a very experienced team of baristas to provide the best coffee at all times.Our Kitchen is run by owner/Chef Todd Lawrence and his team. Todd has traveled extensively, cooking around the world for 10 years. Todd and his team strive to make as much as possible by hand on site to ensure their food is a step above the competition. Coffee and food establishment proudly use award winning Essenza coffee which is locally roasted in Morrinsville, using fresh 100% Arabica beans from Colombia, Kenya & Papua New Guinea.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?