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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
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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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, Coffee & Tea, 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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  • 79
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
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  • 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
Amazing food and coffee

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Chiefsfans
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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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Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Trendy café, with bright smiley staff. Amazing presentation, delicious food. Great coffee. Must visit.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Very small and cosy. Visited with my wife for brunch. We could not believe the amount of yummy foods that were available. Made it very hard to chose. Great coffee and service too

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Hamilton
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Friendly service, superb coffee and a range of menu and cabinet food that varies regularly and always impresses. Great place for breakfast or lunch, we go here whenever we can.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Went to this cafe after stopping overnight whilst on holiday in nz. Fantastic meal for breakfast but the coffee makes it. I am a self confessed coffee snob as is my partner. Best flat white and long black we have had in a long time. Purposefully went back through Hamilton on way back to get one!

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

I visited the cafe several times while staying in Hamilton, coffee was excellent and the cakes all looked mouth-wateringly good - the couple that I sampled were home-baked and fresh, just like in the old days but better. Very cute that they provide not just blankets for customer comfort - but hotties! :)

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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

What a fantastic eatery, from presentation to service. I would recommended it to anyone. Absolutely loved this place.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Excellent coffee and cabinet food. I had lambs fry dish for brunch which was really nice. One of my favourite Cafes in Hamilton.

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Malaysia
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Visited this place based on TripAdvisor feedback and was not disappointed! I had the baked eggs with chorizo which was delicious while my mum had the cauliflower slice which was also very well done. Took away a mouth watering moist chocolate cake which was divine and an apple foldover which was also very yummy. Good coffee as well. Would come... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Breakfast for two mornings.............nice selection fir breakfast and top coffee ! Staff are so friendly,.....see why this has won awards......! Another well worth visiting in Hamilton.... ....l..

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?