Best be brunchin'

Don't waste your morning eating stale cereal and dry toast, instead head on out to some of the best bunch spots in Hamilton.

A plate of brunch.


Eat & Drink

Everyone’s favourite eat-out meal of the day, be sure to get to know the gems in your neighbourhood offering the most delicious meal that is breakfast + lunch. If you’re wanting hustling, bustling places, or a more tucked away café, we have you covered in our list of neat brunch spots.

A selection of brunch options at Miltons Canteen.

Miltons Canteen

127 Alexandra Street

Milton’s Canteen has a loyal band of coffee drinking regulars who are found reading the morning paper and enjoying the old photo series by Whites Aviation from the 1950’s.

Their brunch menu features simple, clever breakfast items with the distinct style of the Supreme we’ve come to know and love.

Hidden behind Hamilton’s main artery of Victoria Street, Milton’s Canteen may soon become your daily destination for a morning brew and delicious bite. Simple is sometimes the most effective- Milton’s style is bright, modern and refreshing, and, with free wifi too, you may want to order a couple of coffees and enjoy the atmosphere for an hour or two.

Waiter carries two plates to table.

Scott’s Epicurean

181 Victoria Street

Found in the heart of Victoria Street, Scott’s is a well-established local hub for consistent coffee, friendly service and a warm atmosphere. Serving Allpress coffee, and a full breakfast menu, they are also fully licensed if you feel the need to turn your brunch date into a champagne brekkie.

A great spot to take all ages, from kids to your grandparents, it’s no surprise that Scott’s has been voted Hamilton’s favourite café in the Waikato Times Reader’s Choice Awards for five years running. And if that doesn’t say something then maybe the green eggs and ham will.

A pork bagel on display at Grey Street Kitchen.

Grey Street Kitchen

355 Grey Street, Hamilton East

You’ll find this café on the corner of Grey Street in East Hamilton, a sunny spot with outside tables available, free wifi and lots of space if you are thinking of bringing along a large group.

Offering Supreme coffee, cabinet food and a variety of exciting smoothies (like white berry crush or beetroot brownie), their brunch menu is filled with hearty, classic options from eggs on toast, bagels, french toast to pancakes. Great atmosphere with classy food makes this a perfect place to park up for a few hours with some friends and enjoy food and chat.

Scrambled eggs on toast at Gather Food House Hamilton.

Gather Food House

5 Somerset Street, Frankton

Gather has been serving Supreme coffee and decadent breakfast dishes to the people of Frankton since November 2016, re-imagining the early meal. The café is quickly becoming a local favourite with friendly service, a sunny decor and a cabinet full of delicious treats.

Presentation is key to the ethos at Gather, and customers are wowed with the cafe’s attention to the small details that make dining memorable and enjoyable. Their brunch menu is creative and delicious- prepare to be impressed! Check out their pastry selection too- doughnuts, eclairs, cakes, crumpets and brioche are all made on site.

Food on a table at GGs Hamilton.


Shed 6, 394 Grey Street, Hamilton East

Well known for their chocolate lamingtons and delicious savoury scones, GGs have also begun a ‘toast’ menu, serving up a variety of tasty combos for the peckish. They ‘slow poach’ their eggs to perfection, and with Volare bread as well as gluten free/vegan options, they are definitely on their way to becoming a breakfast retreat for the hungry Hamiltonian.

An eclectic interior with a vintage feel means settling in for a long brunch is easily done, and the buzz of people coming and going in little Lovegrove Lane adds the perfect amount of people watching to your day.