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Rouge Cafe Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly
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11 Empire St, Cambridge, New Zealand
+64 7-823 9178
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07:30 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 16:00
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Northland Region, New Zealand
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had breakfast at Rouge last week. It was extremely busy but the service was prompt and the food and coffee were good

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Thank triciabcabs
Seattle, WA
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55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I feel like Cambridge is the town of my youth. It looks like a 50s-60s era American (or British) town that has had the 21st century tourist make over. Streets are blocked to traffic and restaurants spill out onto the curb. Rouge coffee was a good blind choice for us. Great coffee and some sandwiches to go for lunch further... More 

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Thank austineats
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Stopped for brunch. It was really busy ( market day) so a little wait, but well worth it. Would stop here again, delicious food

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Thank Athroz
Cambridge, New Zealand
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Good food, fast friendly service. I've lived in Cambridge for more than 10 years and never visited this cafe. However after my first visit I took my husband back 2 days later. I'll definitely return as I found it much better than some of the other cafes in town.

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Thank maidmarion0001
Cambridge, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Friendly and busy local cafe which offers a good range of cabinet food include gluten free options. Service is with a smile and staff very helpful

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Thank Suejennings58
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Been to Touge many times before when the owner was on the premises. We went for breakfast on this ocassion and what arrived was basically inedible. The toast was cold and rubbery and no butter was provided. The poached eggs were vastly overcooked and the only taste evident was vinegar. Its a shsme really that the qualiyy and service delivery... More 

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Thank redgumnut
Australia
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85 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Friendly service, friendly town, tasty food. Beautiful spot. Wish I had more time to sit and contemplate life.

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Thank 274kelly
AUCKLAND
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284 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

This cafe was busy and obviously popular with the locals when we visited for a quick lunch on a Saturday. service was good but a little slow - due to the busy-ness as the staff were on the go all the time. Food was of a good quality. We enjoyed the smoothies tough found the straws a little short for... More 

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Thank LARRY R
Thornton Watlass, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Service was great and coffee was quick and tasty! Lovely outside sitting area with choice of in or out of the sun What more can you need ?!

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Thank Naomi B
Hamilton, New Zealand
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89 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We have frequented Rouge mainly due to the consistently good coffee and very good food, and our most recent visit was no exception. We ordered a mushrooms and bacon on toast and a big breakfast. Both were very tasty and the coffee was also up to our very high standard. Service is mediocre though.

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Thank Chris W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$11
Cuisine
New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 16:00
Monday
07:30 - 16:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 16:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 16:00
Thursday
07:30 - 16:00
Friday
07:30 - 16:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?