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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” (9 reviews)
“muesli” (3 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 AM - 4:00 PMAll hours
New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
11 Empire St, Cambridge, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

We stopped in Cambridge on the way north this weekend and found Rouge cafe - it would be hard to improve on the excellent coffee whilst sitting in the sun, watching the world go by. Except possibly with a cinnamon brioche, slightly warmed. A fabulous...More

Thank BellsNZ
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

As normal today we stopped off at Rouge in our way from Auckland to Napier, been a while since we have done this trip but stopped into Rouge for lunch as we have done numerous times. Happy to see still the same great service, the...More

Thank Keith W
Reviewed 4 October 2017

I was passing through Cambridge on my way to Taupo recently and decided to stop at rouge, despite it's lack of apparent character. I decided to give the dated exterior a chance, given that my usual experiences with other cafes of such have had surprisingly...More

Thank Z7751PQmariam
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Always stop in here whilst passing through Cambridge and the service & food never fail. Nice fresh salads & cabinet food as well as a menu to choose from & daily specials. It's a lovely spot with a nice ambience.

Thank TommiesGo
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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
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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