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The River Kitchen

237 Victoria Street, Hamilton, New Zealand
07 8392906
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Ranked #12 of 191 restaurants in Hamilton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $16
Cuisines: Café
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: A busy award winning cafe in central Hamilton offering fresh seasonal food, exceptional coffee and catering
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: A busy award winning cafe in central Hamilton offering fresh seasonal food, exceptional coffee and catering
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89% Recommend
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I always eat here when I come to Hamilton. The most delicious breakfasts. This time I had a takeaway breakfast bacon and egg buttie and it was devine.

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Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The coffee here is quite good and so is the breakfast. Quite a good range and a specials menu as well. Outdoor seating and the service is friendly. Although possibly the girls at the front could smile once in a while? No biggie... was just something i noticed.

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We ate as a group recently for breakfast. I ordered the spanish beans with poached eggs and grilled mushrooms. The serving was huge and included 2 slices of sourdough toast. The beans were not quite cooked long enough and were a bit chewy. The poached eggs were cooked perfectly.

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Tongala, Australia
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is a lovely cafe/restaurant. Whether you are after coffee & cake, or a great breakfast or lunch, don't go past this one! The most scrumptious cakes, all baked on the premises, so delightfully fresh, and so much to choose from, you'll have to make several visits!, I certainly did! The staff are all very friendly and welcoming, and the... More

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

One of the best tiny cafes I have ever been to , on a sunny day you can sit on the street ,north facing! .Truly organic food ,the best scrambled eggs ever and the most wonderful selection of lunch and afternoon tea food available .Get there early as the cabinet food will sell out quickly it's in high demand. Coffee... More

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Have been going here on regular basis since it opened,great food with tremendous variety all done on the premises,they could however improve coffee a little.Owners nearly always onsite which i believe is a plus for any establishment,high recommended.

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New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

If you are visiting the beautiful Island of Rarotonga don't spoil it by eating at the Nu Bar food is disgraceful & service is the same we had 18 people in our group & they could not cook the meal that anyone enjoyed in fact a coupe of our group didn't even eat the food so what does that say... More

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

We had the black cherry and ricotta baked cheesecake which was absolutely delicious - worth going for that alone. The base was crunchy and had a hint of cumin in it. Coffee was very good - not for people who like giant coffees though :-) It can get a little cramped inside when it is busy. Never get to the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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506 reviews 506 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
1,288 helpful votes 1,288 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

The food here was bit overpriced then other places I have been but my coffee and sandwiches were served quickly, coffee was good and sandwich was fine.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Went here with my hubby, amazing service, great tasting coffee - he even went back for a second! that's saying a lot!!! The spiralina was INCrEDIBLE!!! so delicious - not from a bottle - this was made on the spot!! impressive!

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