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Hayes Common

33 Jellicoe Drive | Corner Plunket Terrace & Jellicoe Drive, Hamilton 3216, New Zealand
+64 27 537 1853
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (22 reviews)
“potato skins” (7 reviews)
“acai bowl” (5 reviews)
8:00 AM - 4:00 PMAll hours
New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
33 Jellicoe Drive | Corner Plunket Terrace & Jellicoe Drive, Hamilton 3216, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

Had an exceptionally brunch here, its a nice setting opposite the river bank though you cant really see the river. The menu has great choices to suit everyone and the service was really friendly and prompt, Only issue were the flies inside - they were...More

Thank bianca5699
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hayes Common is a lovely venue, we enjoy the sparkling water, the wine selection and great coffees, however a change in the menu would be appreciated.

Thank Melinda O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The breakfasts with eggs are great! I didn't want meat so ordered two eggs on toast and chose avo and crispy potatoes from a list of optional sides. All fresh, quality ingredients and the chutney makes it. Just wish there weren't so many outdoor flies-...More

Thank Hermione M
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

We eat at Hayes Common quite regularly and it is the one place I’ve found in Hamilton that does consistently good food and coffee. I would definitely recommend the baked pancake!

Thank stejou16
Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

Excellent food and drinks here, the spiced duck, beans with pork bits and the greenie bowl were delicious! It was busy for lunch but we fit into the big shared table with no booking. The blueberry cocktail is highly recommended.

Thank Allan B
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

Hayes Common. Neighbourhood Eatery. And wow what a hidden gem. We were a walk-in on a sunny Saturday morning. Place was stacked but the really friendly and helpful staff found us a place. Food was great staff were great experience was fantastic. The baked pancake...More

Thank Jonathan n Mari... K
Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

Very quiet place by the river, the food is amazing and they offer some of the best homemade sodas. The potato skins are a must have.

Thank Adrian Z
Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

Hayes Common is in a really lovely spot near the Waikato River. We stopped in and were lucky to get a table. This is a very popular cafe! Would recommend booking a table beforehand to avoid disappointment. But we were squeezed in and we had...More

Thank Tanya H
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

A very bright coffee and food outlet in new area of Cambridge. Very pleasant company and the seating was very good, service excellent. I would recommend this for food or coffee.

Thank David Q
Reviewed 19 October 2017

I've eaten here a few times and the food is good and interesting. There is sometimes a DJ on the decks and it's always busy when I've visited. Great quality and service.

Thank Jenny B
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16 January 2017|
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Response from wez6699 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for late response. Not sure if you can BYO best to call ahead.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 Jellicoe Drive | Corner Plunket Terrace & Jellicoe Drive, Hamilton 3216, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +64 27 537 1853
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