Scotts Epicurean

Monday7:00 am – 2:30 pm.

Tuesday7:00 am – 2:30 pm.

Wednesday7:00 am – 2:30 pm.

Thursday7:00 am – 2:30 pm.

Friday7:00 am – 2:30 pm.

Saturday8:00 am – 3:00 pm.

Sunday8:00 am – 3:00 pm.

181 Victoria Street, Hamilton Central

07-839 6680

For a feast full of heart and soul, you’ll want to send Scotts Epicurean to the top of your brunching list. This go-to is where you’ll find Hamilton locals grabbing their early morning Allpress espresso, unwinding with a long lunch (yes, there’s wine on offer) or dropping in for a weekend brunch sesh. TLDR; you can’t go wrong at Scotts Epicurean.

Having been in business for more than 20 years, it’s no surprise the team here has café culture nailed. Relaxing, humble vibes paired with damn good grub = the recipe for success. Tucked away in a heritage building along ​​Victoria Street, you’ll be greeted with vintage windows, pressed tin ceilings and comfy leather booths to enjoy. 

Plus, there’s also a cosy courtyard out the back decked out in lush palm trees and dappled sunlight. And yes, you can even rent out this delightful space for your next special event, Christmas do, or even a lavish private dinner—how dreamy. 

On the menu, you’ll find a line-up of classic bites done damn well. Breakfast will have you drooling with a range of savoury bagels or moreish waffles featuring very indulgent toppings. It might just be dessert for breakfast, but we’re not judging. 

Rolling on to lunch and there’s one fan favourite dish you simply have to devour; the Aglio e Olio spaghetti. Described as 'Scotts' famous and addictive pasta,’ it’s a simple yet punchy combination of parsley, garlic, chilli, EVOO and a good helping of parmesan. Bulk it out with added extras like bacon, chicken, chorizo or shrimp for an even better time.  

For something different, try one of the Nordic-inspired potato dishes like the Rårakor, also known as crispy Swedish potato pancakes, topped with Scotts’ salmon gravlax, pickled cucumber and créme fraiche. We’re not drooling you are. 

Words by Jess Willemse & Photography by Anna Briggs

181 Victoria Street, Hamilton Central

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