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Rouge Cafe

11 Empire St, Cambridge, New Zealand
+64 7-823 9178
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good38%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (8 reviews)
“curly fries” (4 reviews)
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New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
11 Empire St, Cambridge, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Thank Alexander6011
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

friendly staff, nice coffee, delicious food and cakes - always good to stop there for a little break and a snack!

Thank Elli G
Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

Great little cafe used to be a dav. Still good somedays the coffee is superb other dayz average ....but never bad. The suburb coffee days make thiz place s t ill worth a visit

Thank redgumnut
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

It was early in the day and I didn't feel like a big meal so the courgette frittata hit the spot. It was only $11.50 and came with a choice of side salad and I chose the potato. Delicious. My husband had the plum aloud...More

Thank Elle R
Reviewed 25 January 2018

Rouge Cafe is a "go to" for us. The service is speedy, the food selection just right and the coffee great. You can choose to sit inside or out, under an umbrella, and they cater for disabled people with lovely clean toilets.

Thank Irwi
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Had a nice lunch here at what would be one of the nicest lunch places in Cambridge Wraps are always nice

Thank Andyoto
Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

My friend and I just wanted a midday snack and decided to split the curly fries, cheese and bacon scone, and the cinnamon brioche. All of them were amazing.

Thank Larz1125
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Asked for flat white in glass not a lot of Froth. Coffee came in a small cup and tasted and looked like a long black with a pinch of milk. As I got up to leave without saying a word the man beside me could...More

Thank TravelBuff760
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$10
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
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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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