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Coffee and Food Establishment

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$$ - $$$
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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38b Hood Street, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
+64 7-981 1109
07:00 - 15:30
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 15:30
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 15:30
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3 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A busy cafe with a large number of regulars at lunchtime. Good coffee, great food and friendly staff. Not many options on the menu under $15 but I've always been pleased with the meals and coffee.

Thank Ra G
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always get a great breakfast from the Coffee & Food Establishment on Hood street in the food & entertainment hub of Hamilton city. Usually easy to get a park right outside in the morning too. Food is lovely, always a good selection of delights on their menu or from their cabinet. Mushrooms on toast is a favourite of mine. Good... More 

Thank Corogal
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent place for brunch. Can choose from menu or from the cabinet. Very good coffee. The corn fritters are amazing and so is the hash. The cakes are delicious and look very inviting in the cabinet. Very good service.

Thank ruthe676
Te Awamutu, New Zealand
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66 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

went to lunch with a friend and was pleasantly surprised. The meal was served promptly and when it came the meal we got was huge. I had scallops wrapped in bacon. It came with a salad and potato slices The sauces on this meal were wonderful and everything was so fresh and it looked spectacular. I am a big eater... More 

Thank switchie_nz
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

We love this café! We live in Cambridge (about 30 minutes drive away) but we will make a special trip to go for brunch because we know it is quality. Very efficient service, enjoyable atmosphere and absolutely delicious food! My go-to brunch meal is the French Toast - always amazing.

Thank Kelly W
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Great breakfast food and very friendly staff. They didn't rush me out the door even though I spent a few hours having a very leisurely meal and coffee. Thank you!!

Thank By_RAD_2013
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Very quick but good service. I had the creamy mushrooms for breakfast- very tasty and the perfect portion size. My boyfriend had their Establishment breakfast, which he enjoyed. Fairly priced. Nice atmosphere. But... my coffee was slightly burnt.

Thank annachap1
Hamilton, New Zealand
Level Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Very average food but edible. Coffee the same Close to basic home cooked meals . Best point was it was not crowded the noise was not overwhelming.

Thank Danny R
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6 reviews
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Kids asked for honey on toast and they where able to accommodate the request, good coffee and French toast.

Thank paul c
Hamilton, New Zealand
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89 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Okay, so they may not make the best coffee in town, but the food....it's simply delish!!! The cakes are to die for and the service is always very friendly and helpful, if a little impersonal. All in all...We Love this Place!!! And have eaten waaaay too much cake here!!

Thank Chris W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:30
07:00 - 15:30
07:00 - 15:30
07:00 - 15:30
07:00 - 15:30
07:00 - 15:30
08:00 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38b Hood Street, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +64 7-981 1109
We serve innovative fresh food, with 100% of our baking done on site.We have an extensive range of cabinet food along with an exciting menu and we have 5 weekly changing dishes, using the freshest of in season products and ingredients for your enjoyment. We use Essensa coffee, roasted locally in Morrinsville, and have a very experienced team of baristas to provide the best coffee at all times.Our Kitchen is run by owner/Chef Todd Lawrence and his team. Todd has traveled extensively, cooking around the world for 10 years. Todd and his team strive to make as much as possible by hand on site to ensure their food is a step above the competition. Coffee and food establishment proudly use award winning Essenza coffee which is locally roasted in Morrinsville, using fresh 100% Arabica beans from Colombia, Kenya & Papua New Guinea.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?