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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came for lunch because we were going to go walking but it was raining. Too cold to sit outside so settled for coffee which never came. Eventually we asked and they apologised and shouted us the coffees. I was going to walk out in my...anger but my wife didn't want pass up a free coffee.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 30 April 2022

Great food and helpful staff. They checked- and double checked- that I could have what I ordered. Amazing!

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 23 April 2022

Great place to eat, excellent coffee, great atmosphere, friendly staff, different menu, dog friendly, plenty of parking what's not to like! a real find. .

Date of visit: March 2022
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LQuarrie, Owner at Hayes Common, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2022

Thanks so much for the lovely review 🙏

Reviewed 9 April 2022 via mobile

It is a nice location and environment, the food is hit n miss, usually very good but not of late. Coffee has slipped some of the team a bit snippy now, pressure I expect. Menu is expensive for what you get, bacon is super fatty,...don’t know how to cook toast, white warm bread does not make toast!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 18 March 2022

Went here for dinner and was disappointed. Service was slow, food wasn't terribly warm or appetizing. The pulled lamb didn't really work for me - flavors were muted and it was under-seasoned. The balance of the dish was all wrong - too much meat, not...enough vegetables and the labneh bed was not right. Miso potatoes were so so - a bad example of fusion cooking. My friend had the flatfish which was also underwhelming. I went to pay and had to wait for some boomers who couldn't work the eftpos machine, and then found a coffee and hot chocolate had been added to our already inflated bill. The problem was quickly solved, but it was indicative of a restaurant not at the top of its game. Either people in Hamilton have no clue about good restaurants, or this was a dud experience not typical of the high standards seemingly set by Hayes Common. I will try again, but probably not for dinner.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 8 March 2022 via mobile

I have been to Hayes Common many times and it is always excellent. The staff are great and the food is delicious. They have a good range of vegan options which are all wonderful, I particularly love the bao buns! Would recommend to anyone visiting...Hamilton!More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 14 February 2022

I've been here a few times now with my family and friends and its consistently great in every aspect every time we go. keep up the great work team!! we love your place. 😄

Date of visit: January 2022
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LQuarrie, Owner at Hayes Common, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2022

Thanks so much 🙏🙏

Reviewed 5 February 2022 via mobile

You can rely on Hayes to deliver good food and a pleasant atmosphere every time. It pays to book these days as it's a popular eatery. Excellent COVID-19 protocols in place and place is always clean and tidy. Lovely service. Definitely a fav of mine...is the Pork Belly Bao Buns and their Hamilton famous Cheesey Cheese Scones. Crunchy and delicious! The only reason they didn't get the 5th star this time was there use to always be a complimentary choice of sparkling or still water and this time it was just still. But one of my top 3 places for sure.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 20 November 2021

My meal was so good I want to go back tomorrow and eat it again. Full of flavours I love, fresh and zingy, the fish was superb. All our meals were beautifully presented and service was friendly and prompt. For the quality of the meal...the prices are really reasonable.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 6 August 2021 via mobile

My favourite cafe in Hamilton and the one I always lunch at with friends . The coffee is very good , food menu change seasonally so there’s always something new to try! And the front of house staff are lovely , and provide attentive service.... Hayes is always busy, provides cosy indoor seating or outdoor seating for dog owners. I’ve been going to Hayes for years and the food/service has always been consistent. Love the location & easy of parking … on summer days , I often go for a stroll along the Waikato river path to walk off the calories ! :)More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Hayes Common is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4