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US$6 - US$13
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Cafe, New Zealand
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Reviewed 17 April 2022

Big breaky was massive, and eggs cooked perfectly. Also great cabinet food. I had the vege frittata with a poached egg. Meals came out really quick. Good coffee and hot chocs. Would come back again.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 21 November 2021

We had a lovely lunch here. As one does, we asked for water and also ordered a couple of flat whites. When I went to pay and asked for the receipt I noticed a $5 charge for the bottle of tap water that they brought...to the table with couple of glasses. In all the years I have travelled and gone to restaurants, this is the first place that I was charged for tap water. Not only that, we were not told that such was the case. Too bad as otherwise, the food was good and the place was very pleasant.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 12 May 2021

Quite apart from the "must see" gardens, the cafe is great... Very nice food of good choice in a pondside garden setting. Excellent service with smiles! 'if you would like ice cream in your iced coffee, then you will have it!'

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 16 April 2021

nice coffee ,food selections were ok .overall a pleasant place for breakfast. Will recommend this place

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 15 April 2021

We were there late afternoon so our coffee was served in take away cups.and the food in paper bags. The coffee was ok and my muffin very nice. As the plastic sides were down it was rather noisy. I would recommend that you visit here...much earlier in the day.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 11 March 2021 via mobile

My friend and I collected a map from info centre and wandered around for a couple of hours. Perhaps the wrong time of the year for the parts we saw tho. Most of the flowers had finished. The Indian section was full of colour tho....Prob need to visit a couple more times to see the whole area. Thrilled to hear that all the lovely veg and fruit was donated to different charities. We ended our visit with lunch at the cafe.. Enjoyed the food and views out across the lake. It was the toilets that let the place down. Although I am able bodied I used the wheelchair toilet. Noticed there was no mirror. Just a small thing . Just generally due for an upgrade.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 15 February 2021

This is a very nice ambience, seating outside in the cool. nice coffee and food selection. Very good service.

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 23 January 2021

For $30 p.p.. we picked up an amazing picnic basket from Hamilton Gardens Cafe, strolled through the gardens and found gorgeous spot to enjoy the mountain of tasty fresh food. Cannot recommend this strongly enough. Water and organic juice included. 2 croissants, 4 mighty fresh...sandwiches, 2 quiches, 2 full slices, cheese and crackers. Enormous and delicious. We were the envy of many others who walked by our picnic on a sheltered, shaded seat. We dropped the supplied picnic blanket and basket back, so no mess, no fuss and just overfull tummy. Friendly service, we have to book 2 days in advance, but hey, well worth it. It was ready on time too. Oh, and the coffee from the cafe is great too - hot, not too hot and tasty. Well done Hamilton Gardens Cafe for getting this initiative underway.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 6 December 2020 via mobile

Lakeside cafe with good coffee and an outstanding view. Didn’t eat here but the food looked and smelled delicious. Typical efficient service that you can expect in NZ. Very enjoyable location.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 2 November 2020 via mobile

Good coffee and food before a look around. A bit if diner envy as my wifes french toast really looked a treat.

Date of visit: November 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hamilton Gardens Cafe

Yes, Hamilton Gardens Cafe offers takeaway services.

Hamilton Gardens Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4