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Hamilton Gardens Cafe Restaurant

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Hungerford Crescent | Hamilton Gardens, Hamilton 3216, New Zealand
+64 7-856 6581
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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140 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had half-expected the cafe at the Gardens to have a limited menu of sandwiches and chips. Were we ever pleasantly surprised by the extensive menu options, the very reasonable prices and the lovely sitting areas on the edge of the garden lake. Even if you aren't visiting the gardens (and why not - it's free!), this place would be... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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454 reviews
326 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Was quite busy when i arrived on a monday after 1pm. Went to order and it was a slow painfull process. The server took my order and then told me the kitchen was closed. She didnt register my bemused look or notice that others were ordering food just before me nor the chefs toiling beside her. The chef had to... More 

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Thank ChiefsBTB
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped in to get two ice chocolates as they are amazing here, but after waiting a while the staff member who served us made the effort to come out to our table and tell us our iced chocolates were ready but we would have to go inside a get them ourselves because he was finished lol just had to laugh... More 

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Thank E6096TYchristinec
Carson City, Nevada
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236 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This airy café has all kinds of hot and cold drinks. It also has a nice selection of pastries as well as light lunch items. It pricing is about what you would pay anywhere in NZ. Wonderful place to meet someone who didn't take as long as you did in the gardens!

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New Hope, Pennsylvania
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197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

While visiting a Hamilton Gardens, we stopped at the cafe. It's a bit on the expensive side. They do charge 50 cents for hot water, should you travel with your own tea bag. They have a nice, informal dining room. You can also carry food out. We brought picnic supplies with us and needed to buy coffees and water. It... More 

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Thank Bryce S
Feilding, New Zealand
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66 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good veriety of choice on the menu, reasonably priced, nice staff who were very helpful when we had questions about the buses. We sat outside and had a great view of turtle lake. All in all highly recommended.

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Thank Pauapatty
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With friends from Finland visiting and Huge Word of Mouth, about The Gardens, an easy drive, down from Auckland seemed essential. We arrived at approx. noon, on a somewhat cloudy day and if there was a Café handy, Lunch was probably a good idea, before venturing into The Gardens. So, as luck would have it, close by The Gardens entranceway,... More 

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Thank alx22015
Scotland
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114 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good food, clean eatery, prices good for having a captive audience, had lunch then an afternoon snack in here, they also have a pretty good accessible toilet.

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Thank Jakeal82
Auckland, New Zealand
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202 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Cafe is in the Hamilton Gardens, and even if you don't want to see the gardens it is still worth going here for tea or lunch. There are two seating areas, a covered outdoor patio area and a carpeted indoor area. Seating is comfortable and the area is peaceful, even when busy. The service is fantastic - friendly and... More 

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Thank BrianInAuckland
Brisbane, Australia
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91 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Had morning coffee here prior to visiting the Gardens. Great location, especially the verandah overlooking the lake, good coffee provided promptly.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$14
Cuisine
Cafe, New Zealand, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
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 7-856 6581

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?