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Rouge Cafe Restaurant

11 Empire St, Cambridge, New Zealand
+64 7-823 9178
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
11 Empire St, Cambridge, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wet grey day on Saturday but was different at Rouge Café. Always great service and the food is always good too. Cabinet food always well presented a good variety.

Thank 3ComB1
Reviewed 9 August 2017

This is my go to cafe in Cambridge. The food is always excellent, the staff are charming and well trained, the coffee is superb and they'll even dash off to get a bowl of water for my puppies!

Thank rosalindp0
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Quaint little cafe with a nice atmosphere. The faux fire on a cold morning is a nice touch. Breakfast was excellent and the service quick and friendly. A recommend from me, when visiting Cambridge.

Thank Bryce N
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Time to update since it's been a while....awesome food, fantastic coffee, great helpful polite staff. Our always must stop place as go past. From our very first visit and all the inbetween ones Rouge has never disappointed!!

Thank The_Flying_Brick
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Rouge is my most frequented cafe. I enjoy coming here being served by friendly staff who take pride in their job and their status on environmentally friendly options. The slices are nice and the menu food is great. I do however wish their was more...More

Thank melissagilbert9691
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

A great little Cafe in Cambridge. The wide choice of food and friendly staff make this an ideal meeting spot for meeting friends for lunch. Seating inside or outside in a courtyard surrounded by boutique shops. Did I mention the fabulous coffee!

Thank CambridgeAnnette
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

While waiting for the car to be serviced we ventured into rouge to get out of the rain. 10 out of 10 for the eggs bene. 5 out of 10 for the weak milky coffee

Thank Manpac573
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

Service, great. Coffee really good. It's a really nice, peaceful little place to sit and enjoy a relax. The food was fresh and tasty. Recommend

Thank Cherry-Lynne
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

Always polite obliging staff, excellent service & great coffee (they can even do a spectacular soy flatwhite). Food is always fresh & delicious. They will custom make your sandwich and offer gluten free options. Mostly always have vegetarian salads available. Smallish space, so great for...More

Thank Carol_Howell
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

How wonderful with a hot Ginger Lemon Tea in a cold winter afternoon ! Staffs are very friendly and helpful, the cosy environment is extremely good for have a cup of tea, cake and reading magazine !

Thank Cora W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$11
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, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
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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