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33 Jellicoe Dve, Hamilton 2001, New Zealand
(07) 859 0020
Today
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Sat 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

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  • 8
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Pleasant setting for a quiet and restful meal.

We went for a midweek lunch. Quite pricey, though the blackboard specials for the day were more reasonably priced we thought. Coffee was very average, wouldn't buy again. No peppermint tea available, but they didn't seem to care. The meals were served in good time and we were very happy with... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 30, 2014
Judy R
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Hamilton, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Delicious hot chocolate and cheese scones in a nicely situated café on the north bank of the river, on the river walk.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Went there for weekday lunch and both ordered burgers. $15.50 each for cheap supermarket bun with 2 slices of tomato, 2 outside lettuce leaves, 1 tsp of beetroot relish and a pattie that i am sure was 40% salt was not great! AND not served with chips or any garnish at all.Will definately not be making a stop at this... More 

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Hamilton New Zealand
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51 reviews 51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

Not been there for ages, very pleased we went for brunch today though. Creamy mushrooms on 5-grain toast with bacon & poached egg - yummy. The big breakfast option was a hit too, with plenty of bacon, chorizo, scrambled egg and toasted sour dough bread. Good coffee and perfect service topped it off. Looking forward to next time.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We went for a midweek lunch. Quite pricey, though the blackboard specials for the day were more reasonably priced we thought. Coffee was very average, wouldn't buy again. No peppermint tea available, but they didn't seem to care. The meals were served in good time and we were very happy with the portion size and taste. Friendly staff. Lovely outlook... More 

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Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

My daughter and I went here for lunch today. Although they did explain they were one staff member short that still does not excuse the more than one hour wait for my coffee - then only got it because I stood by the machine and stared pointedly; and the undercooked, raw, lamb wrap my daughter ordered. I thought it was... More 

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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 via mobile

We went to lunch. Two gluten intolerant people. Asked for gluten free bagels with salmon and cream cheese. The bagel was so dry it was literally impossible to eat. Not joking here. The waitress said she would tell the chef but no one seemed to care. Also vastly overpriced!

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

Great place to go to on a weekend for brunch/lunch. I guess you can go there any day of the week, but we've mostly been to the Hydro on a Saturday or Sunday morning. The food is tasty and well prepared, great service with a smile and good value. I like the retro type decor.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Went here with two grandchildren & a hungry Uni student. Meals to suit all, with a reasonable choice for the children. Meals did take a while & it wasn't that busy. Nice to be able to sit outside on a sunny winters day.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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201 reviews 201 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

The Hydro is not delivering the goods these days. Indifferent coffee and poor service do not make up for the great location close to the river. It is an ideal place to refuel after a bike ride or walk along the river paths but the service has to be good and the food/beverages up to scratch before we will visit... More 

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Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

This cafe is usually a nice place to have coffee/brunch after a solid morning walk around the river from the Hamilton Gardens. However on this visit the service was not up to par. Hydro is known for longer wait times due to their small kitchen for the fine fare on offer. On this visit the coffee took longer than usuall... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 33 Jellicoe Dve, Hamilton 2001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: (07) 859 0020
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 3:30 pm

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