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The River Kitchen

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237 Victoria St, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
07 8392906
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Today
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Description: A busy award winning cafe in central Hamilton offering fresh seasonal...
A busy award winning cafe in central Hamilton offering fresh seasonal food, exceptional coffee and catering
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  • 84
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cosy but Yummy

Great place very cosy as small but have street seating too. The food is yummy and nice hot coffee Have a menu and cabinet food. Always find something new when i pop in. And thier scones are brillant and different and i love the date and custard!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
Adrienne O
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Ohaupo, New Zealand
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We had to sit outside on a chilly winter morning as there are only a handful of tables inside. Service was ver slow, waited over half an hour for food. Food quality inconsistent, my pancakes were delicious, but my fiance's big breakfast was awful, eggs burned at the bottom, hash brown was floury and tasted awful and ciabatta toast was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Easy to find. It was a Friday morning so we had no problems getting a table even though it's a small place. coffee was great, service was good, friendly enough, menu has a lot of variety , the food came out in good time and we all enjoyed our meal, I would go back.

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Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

A great start to the day- stopped by this little cafe to have breakfast with my son. We found a good menu selection with free range and fresh produce food in the cabinate. Ordered breakfast from the board, nice menu- just perfect for starting off the day. Sat on a outside table, and read the newspaper whilst waiting, nice and... More 

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Ohaupo, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Great place very cosy as small but have street seating too. The food is yummy and nice hot coffee Have a menu and cabinet food. Always find something new when i pop in. And thier scones are brillant and different and i love the date and custard!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Amazing cafe - I had breakfast here and was served the poached eggs with mushrooms avo & tomatoes. The meal was prepared to perfection, tasted amazing, and the coffee was also outstanding. Friendly, helpful staff, lovely setting. Highly recommend - will definitely make a point of coming back next time I'm in Hamilton!

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Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Business frequently takes a colleague and I to Hamilton for 3 or 4 days a week. Once we found the River Kitchen it became our favorite breakfast spot. The people are friendly and the food is fantastic. The only thing that could improve the menu would be mince on toast. The portions are generous and the food is always fresh... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Good place for breakfast with interesting menu choices. We returned a number of times and the place was always humming. Nice vibe.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The River Kitchen is my favourite café in Hamilton!!! It has the best food and great coffee!!! everything is so fresh and so so so delicious!!!! its a must try!!!!

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Hilo, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We stayed at the Hamilton City Oaks and wandered into The River Kitchen mainly because it was right outside the front door of the hotel. The friendly staff and fantastic food as well as the high quality coffee made us regulars. We ended up eating here 5 of the 7 mornings. My husband tried almost everything. His favorites were the... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We have had breakfast/brunch there a few times. The food is always fresh and delicious and the coffee is great. One of the best food places in town.

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Additional Information about The River Kitchen

Address: 237 Victoria St, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
Phone Number: 07 8392906
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Hamilton
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 8 - 16
Cuisine: Cafe

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 237 Victoria St, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: 07 8392906

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 16
  • Cuisine: Cafe

Description

A busy award winning cafe in central Hamilton offering fresh seasonal food, exceptional coffee and catering
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?