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Scotts Epicurean

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181 Victoria Street, Hamilton 2001, New Zealand
(07) 839 6680
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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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  • 10
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Afternoon tea for travellers

We called in here while passing through Hamilton and had afternoon tea comprising a focaccia, mango cheesecake and coffee - all three were great and especially the cheesecake, and we'll certainly call in again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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English first
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Stumbled upon Scott's by accident when passing through Hamilton. Luckily it was lunchtime and we treated ourselves to his 'seriously addictive spaghetti'. Which was absolutely delicious. Cooked perfectly. Lovely, fresh, flavoursome sauce couldn't have been happier. Great friendly atmosphere too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We called in here while passing through Hamilton and had afternoon tea comprising a focaccia, mango cheesecake and coffee - all three were great and especially the cheesecake, and we'll certainly call in again.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This is the best place in Hamilton for breakfast. We always go. The choices are great and I recommend the healthy choices. I was disappointed yesterday to find cling wrap in my mouth (stuck to bagel). I didn't make a fuss but I did point it out to them. It would have been nice to have offered a discount to... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Consistently good food and coffee. Staff are always pleasant and very good value for money. Good variety of food either off the menu or in the cabinet.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Enjoyed a lentil salad last week - fresh and tasty. Staff are mostly mature and all professional, meaning they have a confident but friendly manner and know that they're doing. Lovely menu, coffee was good, good selection of fruit/herbal teas and variety of seating options. Hedn't been for a few years but just as good as I remember. Please to... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Great food, great coffee, great service. What more is there to say =) I love their simple menu as you don't spend all day mulling over what to choose.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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Additional Information about Scotts Epicurean

Address: 181 Victoria Street, Hamilton 2001, New Zealand
Phone Number: (07) 839 6680
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Hamilton
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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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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