Below is a list of the top and leading Cafe in Hamilton. To help you find the best Cafe located near you in Hamilton we put together our own list based on this rating points list.
Hamilton’s Best Cafe:
The top rated Cafe in Hamilton are:
- Hamilton Gardens Cafe – delicious food and a scenic view of the turtle lake
- The Sugar Bowl Cafe – seasonal ingredients served in a variety of ways
- The River Kitchen – freshly prepared meals and snacks
- Coffee Culture Five Cross Roads – hot and cold beverage plus mouth-watering dishes
- Scotts Epicurean – a European architecture-inspired cafe
Hamilton Gardens Cafe
Hamilton Gardens Cafe is open from Mondays to Saturdays from 9:00 am to 6 pm and on Sundays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. It is a beloved cafe of the Hamilton community serving freshly baked goods and a mouth-watering breakfast menu. The strategic location facing the turtle lake attracts many local and international visitors looking for a lovely spot to savour a sumptuous serving of seasonal meals. They offer standard cafe staples with vegetarian, gluten-friendly and vegan options. Their big breakfast is a must-try with the perfect combination of hash brown, Kransky sausage, bacon, eggs, tomato, sourdough toast, and mushroom.
Toasted Muesli, Big Breakfast, Eggs On Toast, Eggs Benedict, Vegan Toasted Bagel, French Toast, Fish Burger, Steak Burger, Fish & Chips, Braised Pork Belly Salad, Chicken Parmigiana, Pappardelle Pasta, Corn Fritters, Fries, Loaded Wedges, Plain Wedges
“Lovely cafe. Great friendly service. Delicious food, although we only chose from the cabinet, not the menu. Great to sit out in the sun and air, although many chose to sit inside. Beautiful place to relax in.” –Ross & Iris Abernethy
The Sugar Bowl Cafe
The Sugar Bowl Cafe is a Hamilton-based business that was opened to the public in 2005. It offers a relaxed environment highlighted by the aroma of homemade dishes filling up the air. The local cafe utilizes the finest seasonal ingredients within New Zealand to come up with a healthy and flavourful menu. Their coffee selections are made from Weka coffee while their tea is from Tea Total. The Sugar Bowl Cafe serves breakfast and lunch as well as keto and kid-friendly food.
Breakfast: Metre Brekkie Board, Sugar Bowl Big Breakfast, Chicken Croffles, French Toast, Buttermilk Pancakes, Vegan Bruschetta, Creamy ‘shrooms, Toasted Buckwheat Granola, Sugar Bowl Bircher Oats, Good Ol Eggs On Toast, Eggs Bene Range, Lunch: Buddha Bowl, Tamarind Soy Marinated Tuna, Korean Fried Chicken Burger, Scotch Fillet Salad, Keto: 1 Metre Keto Brekkie Board, Sugar Bowl Keto Big Breakfast, Creamy Keto ‘shrooms, Good Ol Keto Eggs On Toast, Scotch Fillet Keto Salad, Keto Eggs Bene Range, Kid’s Menu, Tea, Raw Juice, Wine, Beer, Iced Drinks, Hot Drinks, Raw Smoothies
“Trendy cafe provides nice food. The outdoor sitting area was wonderful. Plenty of parking.” –Joseph Shin
The River Kitchen
The River Kitchen was founded to serve as a reminder of the excellent agricultural products of the Waikato region. It also showcases the famed hospitality and honesty of Kiwis that are well-represented by their irresistible cafe menu. Deriving its name from the popular river in Hamilton, it aims to deliver unmatched flavours and taste to its clientele base. All brioche, bread, and scones are baked fresh daily. Choose from their mixed berry muffin, date & custard scone, dark fruit loaf, savoury scone, plum & almond friand, and the chocolate cinnamon brioche packed with handmade goodness and quality. Pair it with their coffee prepared from fair-trade beans.
Breakfast: Egg’s Benedict, The River Kitchen Fig & Almond Bircher, Eggs Your Way, Gluten-Free Buckwheat Pancake, Posh Porridge, Smoked Salmon Mash, Roaster Mushrooms, Baked Goods
“A consistently exceptional food experience at The River Kitchen. Maria & her team create delicious treats like boiled eggs & toast soldiers with personality. The scones are excellent and the coffee is always hot & strong. Love the golden book menu story about the flavours of the Mighty Waikato region too. A definite Hamilton ‘must do’ for breakfast, brunch, lunch or catering too. –Jason Dawson
Coffee Culture Five Cross Roads
Coffee Culture Five Cross Roads serves the Hamilton and Claudelands community with irresistible flavours daily. The local cafe offers a classy meeting spot for friends and coworkers. It is perfect for a day of chatting with friends or families as well as a meeting with business clients. Coffee Culture is owned and managed by Indy Monaghan, a former manager of the coffee shop. The shop has carefully placed interiors and elements to promote a relaxed vibe. Diners and guests are gifted with an unparalleled coffee experience with the shop’s special coffee concoctions available as hot or cold. It is perfectly complemented by sweet treats and baked items.
Hot Drinks: Coffee With A Twist, Coffee Delights, Tea, Cold Drinks: Icy Treats, Frappes, Smoothies, Summer Socials, ANZAC Cheesecake, Carrot Cake Bite, Raspberry & Hazelnut Meringue Cake, Buckwheat Pancakes, Pic’s Protein Energy Balls
“Outstanding Coffee, great service and really well presented and clean cafe. My local go-to for a good cup of life and friendly service. My bf is in love with their choc frappe haha.” –Chanel Elizabeth Desai
Scotts Epicurean has lovely Edwardian-influenced interiors exuding a classy vibe. With a mix of Tudor, Georgian, and Medieval elements, the cafe serves as a chic and comfortable hangout for families and business owners within the Waikato region. Whatever the purpose is, may it be a casual meetup or a business meeting, the Hamilton-based cafe has selections of freshly prepared meals and snacks. Their famed Aglio olio dish is a mix of spaghetti noodles, olive oil, dried chillies, garlic, parsley, and Italian parmesan which can be further added with either chorizo, fresh tomato, chicken, bacon or shrimp.
Bircher Muesli With Fresh Seasonal Fruits, Poached Fruit With Oat & Almond Granola, Crepes, Two Eggs, Healthy Breakfast, Rarakor, Pytti Panna, Scott’s Lot, Caesar Salad, Aglio Olio, Buttermilk Chicken Blt, Pad Thai, Salmon Gravlax Salad, Allpress Coffee, Hot Drinks, Leaf Tea By Tea Total, Organic Tea By Zealong Tea, Iced Drinks, Cold-Pressed Juice, Smoothies, Sparkling Wine, Fizz, Wine, Beer & Cider
“Very cool place. We sat in a cute courtyard out the back. The service was awesome. We had coffees and food on our table super quick (even though they were pretty busy) and both food and coffee were fab. Highly recommend this place.” –Stacey O’Donnell