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Sentinel Café

Lighting at Sentinel Cafe in Hamilton.
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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.

Scotts Epicurean

Close up of halloumi salad on a table at Scotts Epicurean.
Place Hamilton
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For a feast full of heart and soul, you’ll want to send Scotts Epicurean to the top of your brunching list.

On A Roll

Dumplings in a bowl from On A Roll.
Place Hamilton
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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.

Dumpling House

Lanterns at Dumpling House.
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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.

Punnet Eatery

The outside of Punnet Eatery surrounded by big green bushes.
Place Hamilton
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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.

Bootleg Brewery

Customers having a drink at an outside table.
Place Hamilton
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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 Bearded Weasel

Man holding basket of fried chicken.
Place Hamilton

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.

The Lost Boys

Outside of The Lost Boys, Hamilton.
Place Hamilton
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A café tucked away in the back streets of Frankton.

Mr. Pickles

The bar stools at Mr. Pickles, Hamilton.
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A fancy yet cheeky bar and restaurant all in one, come here for your after work drinks.

Manuka Brothers

Man puts coffee on table at Manuka Brothers, Hamilton.
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A family business and cafe selling coffee beans roasted over manuka wood.

Garden Place Noodle Bar

Two customers at a table in Garden Place Noodle Bar, Hamilton.
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Noodle lovers you’re about to win big, and that’s coz we’re going to tell you where to get some of the best noodles in town.

Brewaucracy

Two glass flagons at Brewaucracy, Hamilton.
Place Hamilton

The headquarters for Hamilton brewers Brewaucracy. Come in to fill up flagons or try the latest brews.

Craft

Two pizzas served up on the table.
Place Hamilton
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A friendly bar with knowledgeable staff, offering 15 rotating craft beers on tap from all over the globe.

Union Espresso

Gleaming coffee machine and seating.
Place Hamilton
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This little coffee shop is a one-man show.

Grey Street Kitchen

Waiter puts burger on the table at Grey Street Kitchen, Hamilton.
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An East Hamilton community favourite.

Good George Dining Hall

The outside of Good George Dining Hall, Hamilton.
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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.

GG's

Tables and displays at  GG's, Hamilton.
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A thriving cafe that feels like a beach holiday.

Gather Food House

Sweet treats on display at Gather Foodhouse, Hamilton.
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Presentation is key to the ethos at Gather.

Demi-Urgos

The barista behind the counter.
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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.

Anne Fern Coffee Shop

Flat white on the table.
Place Hamilton
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An unassuming, simple and stylish cafe.

Milton's Canteen

Barista pours coffee behind the counter at Miltons Canteen, Hamilton.
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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.

Madam Woo

Customer uses chopsticks on a meal.
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The flavours at Madam Woo are unmistakably fresh.

Wonder Horse

Cocktail in the making at Wonder Horse, Hamilton.
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The place for good chats, group hangs or after dinner drinks.

Winner Winner

Two people share chips and burgers at Winner Winner, Hamilton.
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East Hamilton is the lucky home of this wonderful joint, providing delicious American-style, Southern fried meals for lunch and dinner.

Volare

Coffee beans in the grinder.
Place Hamilton
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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.