Hayes Common's Lisa Quarrie on the Future of Hospitality and Adaption
Rice Rice Baby
When it comes to authentic Vietnamese fare, Rice Rice Baby in Hamilton doesn’t mess around.
When Chef Karl Martin-Boulton first shared his concept for The Green, people told him Hamilton wasn’t ready for something so innovative.
In the heart of Hamilton's vibrant Riverbank Lane, with its cosmopolitan Melbourne-like ambience, you'll discover Rüdi’s—a micro-bakery that perfectly...
Tucked away in a corner of Hamilton city is an enchanting little laneway that evokes the charm of Italy, with its pottery and art studios, water fountains, and curated gardens.
Last Place Bar
If you picture a 1980s RSA (but cool) merged with an old-school American dive bar, you might land somewhere not too far off the vibe at Last Place.
Soul food is hard to resist, and when it’s Malaysian, well, consider our interest piqued.
Ernest Late Night Lounge
Ernest is the kind of place where you can go for a catch-up over a drink and end up staying all night. It’s welcoming, elegant and incredibly versatile.
Brought to you by Lisa and Brent Quarrie of Hayes Common, Weave Eatery is a café and catering business providing...
Lykke - Café and Homewares
The Danish word Lykke (leur-kah) is used to describe the state of absolute happiness. It’s also the name of a café in Frankton owned and run by Malcolm and Juliet.
For a feast full of heart and soul, you’ll want to send Scotts Epicurean to the top of your brunching list.
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.
From the legends behind cult-favourite eatery Winner Winner Chicken Shop comes a new venture sure to satisfy foodies from all corners of Hamilton.
Finest Fit Outs: Hamilton’s Most Aesthetically Pleasing Spaces
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.
On A Roll
On A Roll has 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.
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.
Nestled amongst fruit trees, herb bushes and shrubs, Punnet Eatery is a home away from home for visitors thanks to its homely interior, epic kids' playground and family-run ethos.
Hamilton’s Best Seats: Top Spots to Relax, Dine and Unwind
Bring your basket, your yoga mat and positive vibes, and walk away charmed by Lovegrove Lane.
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 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.
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 centre Saigon Noon sits amongst unassuming cafes and shops, but it's one spot that's definitely worth the (inevitable) hunt for a...
Clean, polished and contemporary, there’s no doubt that plenty of thought has been put into the swish design of Frank.
Zealong Tea Estate
A tea estate worth its 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 mānuka wood.
Garden Place Noodle Bar
A cheap, cheerful place to grab a bowl of dumplings, steam buns and noodles all made by hand in the kitchen.
Hamilton’s Sixth Generation Dumpling Maker on the Craft and History of Handmade Dumplings
Banh Mi Caphe
A visit to Banh Mi Caphe is going to transport you straight to the streets of South East Asia.
The headquarters for Hamilton brewers Brewaucracy. Come in to fill up a flagon or try their latest brews.
Gather Food House
Presentation is key to the ethos at Gather.
Rocket Coffee Roasters
A café and roastery that plays by it's own rules, Rocket Coffee really isn't like anything else.
One of a Kind Finds in Hamilton
Anne Fern Coffee Shop
An unassuming, simple and stylish cafe.
Chim Choo Ree
An award-winning restaurant with a proud name for utterly delicious cuisine.
Well regarded as the ‘place’ to listen to live music in Hamilton.
Good George Dining Hall
With a large outdoor area amongst the brewing tanks, Good George is the perfect spot to enjoy a glass of beer in the sunshine.
This restaurant has large tables to fit the whole family as well as cosy nooks to curl up in with a cup of coffee and a good read.
Offering a staggering range of ice creams, from popcorn to condensed milk and toasted marshmallows, this is the place to go to satisfy your next sweet treat craving.
The place for good chats, group hangs or after dinner drinks.
Bread worth trekking over town for.
Visit Whole Heart for organic vegetables and eco-friendly cleaning products, or simply to connect with other like-minded individuals striving to live a healthy life.
Escape the city, come to the riverside and enjoy the best of Waikato cuisine at Gothenburg.
Grey Street Kitchen
An East Hamilton community favourite.
A friendly bar with knowledgeable staff, offering 15 rotating craft beers on tap from all over the globe.
A Guide to Crafty Brews and Bites in Hamilton Kirikiriroa
A thriving cafe that feels like a retro holiday.