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$8 - $25
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Cafe, New Zealand
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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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Reviewed 31 December 2023 via mobile

I’ve ordered the big breakfast and my partner went with the veggie breakfast. Both came out in a very reasonable time especially since it’s New Year’s Eve. Presentation was excellent. Food tasted good too. Couldn’t fault it. To be honest there weren’t many choices on...this Sunday and it’s NYE, but we are very glad to have come back again here. Excellent work guys.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 19 December 2023 via mobile

We were on our way to Rotarua and stopped here for breakfast. Everything about this place was amazing. The staff is excellent, the coffee was great and the food was delicious. Would highly recommend this place.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 29 November 2023 via mobile

We had a great brunch. Combination of food flavors was out of this world. So yummy! A must stop when in town.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 5 November 2023 via mobile

Great food, and a nice chill atmosphere!! Perfectly cooked breakfasts for all 5 of us. The coffee’s were perfect and all our food came out together. Thanks guys, this will definitely be a go too when back in Hamilton

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 3 October 2023

Food was really good and staff is very friendly with great service and the ambiance was great would recommend to everyone

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 13 August 2023 via mobile

Coffee, Service and Food Excellent Not crowded, great ambience and food full of flavour and balance. Menu was full and choices abounding. I watched the team under the pump bring out food at a standard worthy of acclaim. Each plate was individual and wonderful. Ours...was no exception. Sensational fresh flavours and hearty servings Our first time here and will definitely not be our last.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 23 July 2023 via mobile

The most delicious and beautifully presented breakfast we have had in all of NZ!! We ate the hash and smashed avo toast and both were phenomenal!

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 21 July 2023

Fabulous food, and a lovely atmosphere. We chose a bacon & cheese bap, and eggs bene with portobello mushrooms. A taste explosion. So good that we had dessert too - a lemon meringue (oh wow!) And a chocolate eclair (yum). The Cafe is set in...beautiful church grounds.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 20 June 2023 via mobile

Four of us called in for breakfast on Saturday Morning and were greeted by lovely and friendly staff We placed our order and coffees came out immediately and the coffee was excellent All our breakfasts were fantastic and the mushrooms were next level Our breakfast...was so good we went back the next morning Highly recommend to anyone in HamiltonMore

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 9 June 2023

We had brunch here today - quite an unassuming spot but really excellent food. Coffee, fresh presses juice & bacon/eggs/sides were all very good and the French toast was the best we have ever tasted. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 24 May 2023

Massive shout out to The Kirk. We have just been there fore lunch and had the most amazing French Onion Soup and Eggs Benny. Always consistently delivering the most delicious food, perfect coffee and wonderful service!

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 17 May 2023 via mobile

We booked the Kirk Cafe for Mothers Day 2023 as heard good things and wow was it busy. Totally full. But the staff were amazing and showed us to our pre - booked table and asked if we wanted drinks. Our coffees were very good...and the meals were fantastic. My Mum had the mushrooms & loved them and my brothers & I had other items and all food was fresh / hot. Although Mother’s Day and Place was packed the owners had planned well and had plenty of staff on to cater for all the customers & tables. They were clear on timeline for food and all 5 meals for our family arrived within 1 minute of each other. This is a great cafe with great staff & amazing food and service is certainly a very important thing to owners so I will be returning soon.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 14 May 2023

Thank you so much for a fabulous lunch for Mother's day! The Kirk Cafe never fails to impress with our family and friends....absolutely delicious, gorgeously presented food that looks as good as it tastes....amazing, friendly, prompt service and a warm inviting atmosphere. Portions sizes are...great and I feel prices are appropriate for what you get. This place exceeds expectations and I'm always so impressed! I had the smached pumpkin on sour dough toast today, a new one on the menu, was so delicious!!More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 14 May 2023

We frequently visit this cafe and have never been disappointed. Their eggs benedicts are outstanding as is their coffee. It’s a family run small business with attentive staff.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 14 May 2023 via mobile

Terrible lunch experience, no service and wait for 2 hours for the food, and came up wrong. The price is way too high for the food and service you get. Suggest good review internally to keep your business going.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Kersti Mead-Johnstone, Owner at The Kirk Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2023

Hi Jocelyn, you visited us on Mother's Day, traditionally the busiest day of the year for all restaurants and cafes in Hamilton. We are disappointed with your comments and offered to remake your meal, but, yes there was a wait on food so understandably you...More

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Hey. Not in my experience, but I guess it depends on how much you like to eat. This is a very different venue from Palate, so maybe consider the atmosphere and vibe you're going for. Either way the good will be delicious.
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THE KIRK CAFE, Hamilton - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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The Kirk Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5