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Hamilton Gardens Cafe

$$ - $$$Cafe, European,
Hungerford Crescent | Hamilton Gardens, Hamilton 3216, New Zealand
+64 27 339 3335
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good43%
  • Average22%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (5 reviews)
“sandwiches” (6 reviews)
“beef salad” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Hungerford Crescent | Hamilton Gardens, Hamilton 3216, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 124 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friendly staff, great location and reasonable prices. The deck overlooking the lake was a lovely spot to sit and enjoy our coffees (which did take a while to be served, but they were busy). The coffee was brewed perfectly.

Thank jason791
Reviewed 6 November 2017

We enjoyed a great cup of coffee and fresh cake outside in the sun, although the day was coolish. Sitting alongside one of the garden's ponds, we watched kids feeding ducks and just relaxed before taking off for another series of garden rooms.

Thank Karen O
Reviewed 3 November 2017

I was told to try New Zeland flat white and I did. OMG it was so good, and I ended up staying up all night. The guy who did my coffee is very professional, will highly recommended. Also get a table along the lake, the...More

Thank onggie0
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Fabulous location by the lake, and lovely on a hot spring day. However the food was fairly average, cabinet food appears bought in and of average quality. Service was fairly average as well, limited pleasantries and tables left uncleaned for long period of time.

Thank Mett H
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Met a friend for Brunch.....amazing food....awesome service....we sat for hours chatting and were never made to feel we needed to move on..... Will visit again next time in Hamilton

1  Thank ericandlyn
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Hamilton Gardens is a world class attraction. The cafe does not deliver on the same standard. The facilities are dirty, tables not cleaned after each guest, tables and chairs are broken. The staff do not deliver good customer service. The food is extremely over priced....More

Thank Bronwen W
zone333, Owner at Hamilton Gardens Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

I don’t normally bother responding to social media but in your case I will make an exception ....there is not one broken chair or table in the place , food prices are monitored against every other cafe in Hamilton including ones you have reviewed and...More

Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Had lunch here with friends and we all enjoyed the experience. Staff were friendly and helpful. I had the pulled pork burger and it was delicious. Friends had the fish and chips and assured me they were very good. Will return

Thank Taratat
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Rating should really be 3.75 The negatives first. One of the few 4-seater tables free was abandoned part way through cleaning it so just a cloth left on the table. The coffee was average. Two of the team had Eggs Benedict and the 12 yo...More

Thank Shayne M
Reviewed 14 August 2017

After strolling the gardens it was a great place to sit, relax and catch your breath after viewing the amazing gardens.The food was beautifully presented and tasted great with friendly and excellent service from the staff. The indoor space was nice and cosy, and would...More

Thank simondiana2016
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Always great service from friendly staff with a good selection at great prices. Becoming a regular. Nice spot to sit after seeing the gardens.

Thank Allan N
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$14
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hungerford Crescent | Hamilton Gardens, Hamilton 3216, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +64 27 339 3335
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