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Metropolis Caffe

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New Zealand, Cafe
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211 Victoria Street | Waikato, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
+64 7-834 2081
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07:00 - 22:00
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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I journeyed here for Valentine's Day and it was so great! We loved the environment and the employees. We got a special they were running for valentines and the food was spectacular! A special thanks to all of the employees and nice work due to the rush of valentines!

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Thank Winston H
Cambridge, New Zealand
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took a customer for a quiet lunch to talk business. Surprisingly the cafe was very quiet. We had two great salads and the service was great

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Thank stormy139
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ordered "Surf & Turf" steak was 50% fat and 20% sinew. Worst steak ever. Complained to waitress who just said sorry but they come pre-packed. Chef should have thrown away and served decent steak. $31 rediculous for what was served. Whole meal was cold.

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1 Thank Pauline C
Alton, United Kingdom
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129 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

The Metropolis offers meals throughout the day, but their breafast is substantial and can be selected from a wide choice of menu. Well worth the price.

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Thank gjpeg
metropolis211, Owner at Metropolis Caffe, responded to this review

Thank you for the great feed back, much appreciated Have a great day More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

It was the 2nd NY holiday and we wanted to have breakfast at River Kitchen which was closed. So we ended up going to Metropolis a few steps further down Vic St, and it was lovely. Most notable is the awesome service which is rare in NZ. Every staff member knew what to do and treated us with courtesy and... More 

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Thank Carolin E
metropolis211, Owner at Metropolis Caffe, responded to this review

Thankyou for the Lovely Feedback , your suggestions would definitely be taken into account and we already in the process of giving a fresh touch up. Thankyou one again for visiting the Hamilton's most popular iconic Cafe. Have a great day Guys More 

New Plymouth, New Zealand
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Dined here on the 19th Dec, decor not that flash, but great service, good menu, reasonable prices, and the Best Burgers! Yummie!

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Thank Fefifo G
metropolis211, Owner at Metropolis Caffe, responded to this review

Thank you for the Great Feedback. We have given a fresh touch up for the Decor and already comments are flooding in .Please feel free to come back anytime. Once again Thankyou for visiting Hamilton's most popular iconic Cafe. Have a great day More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Dining out with a soy allergy. Waitress took the time to check the menu over with the xhef and they tweaked the dish personally to auit. Felt very well looked after and dish was lively

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Thank Louise S
metropolis211, Owner at Metropolis Caffe, responded to this review

Thank you for the Great Feedback. We will always make sure the customers are served 110% . Once again Thankyou for visiting Hamilton's most popular iconic Cafe. Have a great day More 

Auckland
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We called in here form brunch on the run. The staff were so obliging and saw us served in plenty of time. The food was lovely and came out quickly and nice and hot!. Super friendly staff. Thank you:)

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metropolis211, Owner at Metropolis Caffe, responded to this review

Thank you for the Great Feedback. Nice to know that my staff was well onto their job. Once again Thankyou for visiting Hamilton's most popular iconic Cafe. Have a great day More 

Hamilton, New Zealand
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42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Visited here to meet friends for coffee. A long, thin cafe that is tucked in between other shops on the south end of Victoria street. (Motorcycle parking nearby) Makes use of the floorspace well. Lit decently around tables (and some candles in the evening). None of the cabinet foods stood out, but it is refreshing to have an uncrowded cafe... More 

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metropolis211, Manager at Metropolis Caffe, responded to this review

Thank you for the Great Feedback. Im so pleased you guys had a great quiet evening Once again Thankyou for visiting Hamilton's most popular iconic Cafe. Have a great day More 

Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Stopped in for a quick lunch and coffee a few days back. Awesome coffee, and the wedges were cooked perfectly, the exact right amount of "crunch"! Garlic bread was tasty and wonderfully cheesy. Thanks for that Metrop! Also lovely new waiter, he was very new but had a wonderful chipper attitude and explained himself clearly.

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metropolis211, Owner at Metropolis Caffe, responded to this review

Thank you for the Great Feedback. So happy for you guys Once again Thankyou for visiting Hamilton's most popular iconic Cafe. Have a great day More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 21
Cuisine
New Zealand, Cafe
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 21:00
Monday
07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 22:00
Thursday
07:00 - 22:00
Friday
07:00 - 22:00
Saturday
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 211 Victoria Street | Waikato, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +64 7-834 2081
Description
Metropolis Caffe has been a timeless gem in the heart of Hamilton CBD since 1991 serving breakfast, lunch, diners and out-caterings. It has been awarded multiple awards for the best cafe both locally and nationally. This place registered under Historic place trust of Hamilton, used to be known as 'Paul's Book Arcade' which was one of the 10th biggest books arcade at the time and relocated to this site in 1925 by William Paul, designed by Ernst Plischke. It's floor was covered by large black and white tiles in a chequer board pattern. This design was radically modern given the period and character of the small provincial town that Hamilton was at the time. Now, the only remains of Paul's Book Arcade appear to be a position of the black and white tiling, the street-front display cabinet and the mezzanine floor and stairs.

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