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Scotts Epicurean

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181 Victoria Street, Hamilton 2001, New Zealand
(07) 839 6680
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Today
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch

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  • 57
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Its hard to beat Scotts

I have been going here for breakfast for over ten years now. Sometimes I break tradition and try somewhere else but inevitably I return to Scott's because they are the very best at what great cafes should do. They have an innate vocation to be café people because they have street cred, style and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Auckland_Local
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I have been going here for breakfast for over ten years now. Sometimes I break tradition and try somewhere else but inevitably I return to Scott's because they are the very best at what great cafes should do. They have an innate vocation to be café people because they have street cred, style and passion for food and service. You... More 

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Matamata, New Zealand
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48 reviews 48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

Fast service for a seemingly busy morning of Anzac Day Observed (Monday), friendly wait staff who were quick and attentive. Coffee was excellent but not large enough for our liking, food arrived in good time, small portions for the meals which disappointed my hungry partner who had "green eggs with ham" which was simple and satisfying and I enjoyed my... More 

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Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Scott's continues to be the best cafe in Hamilton. Consistently the best coffee and always good food and service. We have been visiting for ten years regularly and while the competition has improved a lot in that time, Scott's has stayed at the top.

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Leeton
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145 reviews 145 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Staff a bit flat chat panicky but the food is beaut and the coffee divine. The barista does a great job. Just smile guys! Customers don't bite.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 via mobile

The menu is not huge but interesting. We were doing the meat free week and they have enough vegetarian options to entice us. My sis and bro in law had the asian flavoured meat dishes and they smelled divine! The cooking and presentation is simple but taste nice. Portion is just right and I would say that the price is... More 

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Hawera
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106 reviews 106 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Hip, happening and trendy. A busy 'see and be seen' place. Great coffee, small unadorned minimal servings.....not a place to go if you want a recovery breakfast from the night before.....then again, those people wouldn't frequent this establishment, darling.

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Olympia, Washington
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14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Found this place on the Internet and it had high ratings and we were not disappointed. There were many choices on the breakfast menu for all types of appetites. The crepes were the best choice. Coffee was very high quality. Wonderful service form the owner himself. If you are anywhere nearby at breakfast time do not miss it.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This has been our fav cafe since it opened 10+ years ago. I have never walked out disappointed. We visit here on a weekly basis and are treated like best friends. In fact that is how the staff at Scotts treat everyone. You can be forgiven for feeling like "have I met that waiter somewhere else" as you will be... More 

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I have enjoyed the wonderful food here many times, great atmosphere, great service, great coffee. We often stop here on the when travelling to or from Auckland. Highly recommend it.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Had breakfast twice at this lovely cafe. The service was friendly and attentive. The coffee was great. Although I only had poached eggs on toast one day and Bircher muesli with a side of black pudding the other day they were all cooked to perfection. I wish I had stayed longer to try everything on the menu.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 181 Victoria Street, Hamilton 2001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: (07) 839 6680
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 4:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?