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Metropolis Caffe

) #80 of 305 Restaurants in Hamilton $$ - $$$ , Cafe, Gluten Free Options
211 Victoria Street | Waikato, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
+64 7-834 2081
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  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
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New Zealand, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
211 Victoria Street | Waikato, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Would come back just for the Lamb rack. Delicious well cooked medium rare lamb with a tasty herb crust.

Thank Genelle S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

AMAZING MEALS FANTASTIC STAFF HIGHLY RECOMMEND TO EVERYONE. REstaurant was quiet but steady a Monday evening. Menu very extensive. Did not get photos of entrees or desserts BUT all meals were very high quality. Entrees the cheesy garlic bread and Brushetta. Desserts sticky date, chocolate...More

1  Thank Cherie K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for an early dinner on a Sunday. It was very quiet probably because it was early. We were very pleased with the fast, efficient and friendly service service. Both my husband and I ordered the Surf and Turf. The steaks were cooked to...More

Thank Christine B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nicely presented meal & professional atmosphere on a notably quiet Thursday lunchtime hour, not as many patrons as I had expected for an inner city cafe. Although the waitress was thoroughly attentive, suggesting I sit near the heater for warmth in Winter & asked how...More

1  Thank Angela R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Deceided to have dinner in town last night ,we hadn't been to Metropilis for a while We didn't realise it was under new ownership We noticed a new menu , and ordered the camabert cheese which came after a long wait and was served with...More

1  Thank Hamiltoncpuple
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We bought a Grab One Voucher.. They are advertised as being under 'new management' The mains were very tasty. Rack of lamb.The desserts weren't true to their description. One was choc pud with Kahlua. Kahlua?. It was like Aunt Betty's microwave pud from supermarket. The...More

Thank Mamabr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went for dinner with hubby and ordered garlic bread for starters. It was cheesy goodness! We overheard a woman complaining to the attendant while we were waiting for our food which unnerved us a bit.. But regardless I ordered the surf'n'turf steak and prawns...More

Thank Regina D
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

The food was amazing but disappointed by terrible service, very slow and we had to keep prompting our waiter to take our orders for drinks, main etc.

1  Thank nikkicJ2729ZS
Reviewed 14 July 2017

We visited Metropolis on a Tuesday night, and found the experience very disappointing. On arriving, we were offered a table near the front, however it was cold (there was a gas heater but it wasn't on despite it being a freezing Hamilton night). The waitress...More

1  Thank mish15
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Glad I didn't read the previous reviews because I may have missed out on a wonderful meal and great service. It was nice to be able to say "it was wonderful" when asked how our meal was. Had the pork belly with mash. Camembert as...More

Thank gapabrown
metropolis211, Owner at Metropolis Caffe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2017

Thank you guys, we are under new management and its good to know that everything is going great, so happy for you guys to give you a good service and delicious food. Hope to see you in the Future. Kind Regards

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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$22
New Zealand, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 211 Victoria Street | Waikato, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +64 7-834 2081
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Metropolis Caffe has been a timeless gem in the heart of Hamilton CBD since 1991 serving breakfast, lunch, diners and out-caterings. It has been awarded multiple awards for the best cafe both locally and nationally. This place registered under Historic place trust of Hamilton, used to be known as 'Paul's Book Arcade' which was one of the 10th biggest books arcade at the time and relocated to this site in 1925 by William Paul, designed by Ernst Plischke. It's floor was covered by large black and white tiles in a chequer board pattern. This design was radically modern given the period and character of the small provincial town that Hamilton was at the time. Now, the only remains of Paul's Book Arcade appear to be a position of the black and white tiling, the street-front display cabinet and the mezzanine floor and stairs.
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