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Sentinel Café is everything you'd want from your weekday coffee spot. Offering an expertly crafted menu, calming decor and even executive meeting rooms for hire, it’s the ideal place for a catch-up with colleagues.
For a feast full of heart and soul, you’ll want to send Scotts Epicurean to the top of your brunching list.
From the legends behind cult-favourite eatery, Winner Winner Chicken Shop comes a new venture sure to satisfy foodies from all corners of Hamilton.
One thing is for sure—only good things come out of Riverbank Lane. So it’s safe to say when Café Kopi found a home in this community, we were pretty stoked. The vibe of this little caffeine haven is pretty chic, to say the least.
For hearty, authentic Chinese food, head straight to Dumpling House, a wholesome eatery serving up friendly vibes and even better dumplings. After operating for 12 years and opening two venues, this family-run establishment has truly made its mark on the Hamilton food scene.
On A Roll
On A Roll have clocked up a devout following of local foodies from all around Hamilton. The eatery itself is the embodiment of good vibes, whilst the menu will leave you salivating.
Bring your basket, your yoga mat and positive vibes, and walk away charmed by Lovegrove Lane.
Nestled amongst fruit trees, herb bushes and shrubs, Punnet Eatery is a home away from home for frequent visitors thanks to its homely interior, epic kids playground and family-run ethos.
A place to meet, eat and drink, Riverbank Lane is home to a number of bespoke businesses that together create a charming difference to Hamilton's main street.
A good ol’ bit of Kiwi ingenuity and a whole lot of hard work has created a watering hole in Matangi, made for locals, by locals. A couple of Hamilton mates came together with a love of home brewing and a bloody good tipple.
The River Kitchen
The River Kitchen team believes life is too short for generic eating experiences and uses food as more than just fuel, but a way to foster community. Dining here feels like a true celebration of local flavours, and local people.
The Chilli House
This (not so) hidden gem located in the CBD of Hamilton is somewhere you’ll want to put on your to-do list if you are traveling to Hamilton any time soon.
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Casabella Lane is as enchanting as it sounds - but you’d miss it if you weren’t paying attention. This little lane between Barton and Anglesea Streets is bursting full of treasures, and with 17 locally-owned stores, there’ll be something that catches your eye no matter your interests.
Located in the bustling city center, Saigon Noon sits amongst unassuming cafes and shops dotted around Alexandra Street, but they’re definitely worth the inevitable...
The Bearded Weasel
With the bustling restaurant culture of Hamilton on the rise, The Bearded Weasel brought to you by the creators of Mr Pickles is the fun, cheeky younger sibling serving up fried chicken to the masses.
Clean, polished and contemporary, there’s no doubt plenty of thought has been put into the swish design of Frank.
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Zealong Tea Estate
A tea estate worth it's weight in gold.
The Lost Boys
A café tucked away in the back streets of Frankton.
A fancy yet cheeky bar and restaurant all in one, come here for your after work drinks.
A family business and cafe selling coffee beans roasted over manuka wood.
Garden Place Noodle Bar
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Banh Mi Caphe
A visit to Banh Mi Caphe is going to transport you straight to street side in South East Asia.
The headquarters for Hamilton brewers Brewaucracy. Come in to fill up flagons or try the latest brews.
Spacious, light and airy, the café makes a great spot to look out at passersbys or settle in with a magazine and coffee for the morning.
Anne Fern Coffee Shop
An unassuming, simple and stylish cafe.
A thriving cafe that feels like a beach holiday.
East Hamilton is the lucky home of this wonderful joint, providing delicious American-style, Southern fried meals for lunch and dinner.
Offering a staggering range of ice creams from popcorn, condensed milk and toasted marshmallows, this is the place to come for your next sweet treat.
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This restaurant has large tables to fit the whole family, as well as cosy nooks to curl up in with a cup of Atomic coffee.
Chim Choo Ree
An award winning restaurant that has a proud name for delicious cuisine.
The flavours at Madam Woo are unmistakably fresh.
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 a while.
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Escape the city, come to the riverside and enjoy the best of Waikato cuisine at Gothenburg.
Grey Street Kitchen
An East Hamilton community favourite.
Visit Wholeheart for organic vegetables, eco-friendly cleaning products, or simply to connect with other like-minded individuals striving to live a healthy life.
Rocket Coffee Roasters
A café and roastery that plays by it's own rules, Rocket Coffee really isn't like anything else.
The place for good chats, group hangs or after dinner drinks.
Good George Dining Hall
With a large outdoor area in amongst the brewing tanks, Good George is the perfect spot for enjoying a glass of beer in the sunshine.
This cosy cafe has fostered a loyal band of followers with it’s quirky sense of humour and it’s die-hard passion for coffee.
Gather Food House
Presentation is key to the ethos at Gather.
A friendly bar with knowledgeable staff, offering 15 rotating craft beers on tap from all over the globe.
Well regarded as the ‘place’ to listen to live music in Hamilton.
Bread worth trekking over town for.
This little coffee shop is a one-man show.
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