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Rouge Cafe Restaurant

) #5 of 40 Restaurants in Cambridge $$ - $$$ , Vegetarian Friendly
11 Empire St, Cambridge, New Zealand
+64 7-823 9178
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (7 reviews)
“muesli” (3 reviews)
“sandwich” (6 reviews)
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New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
11 Empire St, Cambridge, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Staff are always friendly and chatty when they bring you your food. Love the museli breakfast dish and nice drinks available also

Thank samzi9
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Simple Italian "esk" style cafe. Great coffee, simple foods and cuties only to happy to help. Had to have eggs Bennie again. Extra bacon and crispy as. Yet another cafe that struggles to do crispy. But really good flavour bacon, none of your cheap rubbish....More

Thank Ace B
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Had a pleasant brunch in the sunshine with my daughter. My mushroom and bacon was delicious and filling. Good coffee and friendly staff, a very nice experience.

Thank Taratat
Reviewed 16 April 2017

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

Thank triciabcabs
Reviewed 3 April 2017

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...More

Thank austineats
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$11
New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
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, Business meetings
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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