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Rouge Cafe

11 Empire St, Cambridge, New Zealand
+64 7-823 9178
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good40%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (9 reviews)
“sandwich” (7 reviews)
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New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
11 Empire St, Cambridge, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Forgot that once a month Cambridge has a big street market, and it's big We went for an fibre Art exhibition and need a small bite to eat for a lunch. Already had a big breckfast at home but needed topping up. First even though...More

Thank Kiwialan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped at Rouge Cafe for a coffee and couldn’t resist trying the cinnamon scrolls. Wow were they amazing. Very light and delicious. Plenty of flavour and served with cream (or yogurt). The mocha coffee was also lovely. Would definitely visit this cafe again. Highly...More

Thank Peonie49
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here last Saturday on the way to Rotorua. Excellent French toast with banana and maple syrup. Partner had the big breakfast and it was odd, only one piece of toast for a “big” breakfast. He liked the flavours though. Friendly service, food came out...More

Thank kinx81
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Slightly limited breakfast choices....too many similar choices, all seemingly with bacon! Coffee great, place uses organic / free range where possible. Good gluten free options too.

Thank pmescape
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

Came for a brunch and both of us got the big breakfast at $20. It came in good time but felt it fell short of "big" for us. We thought for what we paid for, 2 sausages and 2 pieces of toast would have made...More

Thank xantheonix
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Popped in for morning tea and enjoyed nice coffee (a little slow, but worth the wait) at pleasant outdoor tables in the sun. The gluten free peanut butter and chocolate friands are totally recommended!

Thank MoolooSwampy
Reviewed 13 August 2018

went there nearby for an early morning meeting to have coffee thereafter in the Rouge. had the big breakfast for NZD 20,0 - was o.k. but a full grown rugby player might have left with space in his stomach. overall quality of the food was...More

Thank Jo_Chen_Lah
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Once a month, on a business trip to the Waikato, I visit Rouge for lunch. I like this small cafe with its pleasant shared courtyard. I must admit I've become hooked on the rye sandwich filled with thickly sliced ham, cheese, lettuce and mustard. A...More

1  Thank Alexander6011
Reviewed 24 May 2018

Hadn’t been here for a while and the coffee was not as good as it used to be and at $5 a lot dearer than elsewhere. One of the best cafes in central Hamilton charges just $4. Great cheese and bacon scone and friendly service.

Thank Katieclem46
Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed a quick but delicious brunch downtown Cambridge. Woohoo. I had the vegetarian eggs benedict. It was a little bit special because it was spinach avocado and tomato. Great flavours. Hollandaise could have had a little more lemon. My colleague had eggs on toast. Coffee...More

Thank ktpie18
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$13
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Empire St, Cambridge, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +64 7-823 9178
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Rouge is open for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and coffee, 7 days from 7.30Am until 4pm. Enjoy a glass of wine in our sunny courtyard, or cosy up inside with hot coffee in winter. Free customer wifi is available, and we also take bookings.
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