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Scotts Epicurean

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181 Victoria Street, Hamilton 2001, New Zealand
(07) 839 6680
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8:30 am - 4:00 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, Lunch, Brunch, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 72
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
great coffee

always good service can be slow at peak times but is always great coffee and food and always full of regulars who are known by name

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
sunnyhamiltonnz
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My favourite café in Hamilton. The food is always fantastic. It can be hard to get a table here in the weekend. The reason being that the food is so good.

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Thank bpbright
Hamilton, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

always good service can be slow at peak times but is always great coffee and food and always full of regulars who are known by name

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Thank sunnyhamiltonnz
Hamilton, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It's our regular cafe in the city every Friday morning. It's friendly, staff know your name, what you order, great venue, have fun with you and top class food and coffees. Algo spaghetti lovely.

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Thank Clutchcargo4
Hamilton, New Zealand
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44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Another lovely brunch at Scotts. Coffee was great and scrambled eggs and bacon very generous portion especially with the lovely grilled tomatoes. The menu does not change much, as we were here 2 years ago and it's still the same :)

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Thank Sassysas1970
Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A catch up lunch with a very good friend, my first visit. The smoked terakihi risotto was absolutely delicious, coffee came quick and was nice and hot. I will be back to try the Pad Thai!!!

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Thank barbsg2014
Hamilton, New Zealand
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called in for a quick business meeting. Excellent friendly service, coffees were quick and delicious. Didn't realise how big the area is out the back - lovely & spacious on a hot day. Will have to grab a bite to eat next time.

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Thank Leonie F
Canberra, Australia
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528 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 259 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a light meal at Scoot's Epicurean recently. The cafe was almost full with patrons and it had a very happy vibe. There were families, couples and business people enjoying their lunch. The service was very good and prompt. The staff were friendly and all had a smile on their face. A very pleasant experience and an unexpected find.... More 

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Thank TWal1
Cambridge, New Zealand
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Scotts has been part of the Hamilton cafe scene for years now and it always delivers for me. I like how they make their coffee, it can be a little on the strong side for some but it suits me perfectly, plus its always the right temperature. Their menu updates regularly with new dishes to keep up with changes in... More 

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Thank sonyaf22
Hamilton, New Zealand
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

good food and great coffee. The food choice covers just about everyones palate. Done with flair and very flavoursome.Service is very good and always friendly. nice courtyard to enjoy a summers afternoon

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Thank Tony S
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

We ate here due to hearing it was a good cafe but wasn't overwhelmed with the bacon and eggs breakfast in comparison to other cafes. The scrambled eggs were dry and overcooked and the texture was more like a dry omelette. The Chai Latte I ordered was hot milk with spices sprinkled over it.

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Thank bjandco

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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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