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The River Kitchen

237 Victoria Street, Hamilton, New Zealand
07 8392906
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Ranked #11 of 193 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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Raglan, Waikato, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We stopped here for lunch because we heard about the river kitchen,we weren't disappointed the food was delicious. I had the carrot and capsicum soup,hubby had stuffed eggplant. Coffee was good and we finished our coffee with a date and custard because i had never heard of that before delicious.Only thing is there was no room in there,people sitting in... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Had lunch here with my cousin. We both had a mix of salads, chocolate brownie and coffee. Couldn't fault the food! The only down side was there weren't any seats inside so we had to sit outside and it was quite cool for me being from Brisbane!

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Belmont, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Early Father's Day brunch treat. Very cool outside but toasty warm inside. We had a short wait for a table inside but it was well worth it. Menu was great and food even better. Staff were very friendly and never made you feel rushed with your decision. Brunch was a terrific treat and when in NZ next will definitely go... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

My wife and I go to River Kitchen for breakfast most Sundays. The food would have to be the most consistently excellent we have experienced in a café. The scrambled eggs are just the best!! Also great cabinet food, awesome coffee and great staff.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Awesome little spot on the Main Street. Indoor seating is at a premium due to it's cosy arrangement and popularity. Great coffee and top quality ingredients. Service is always with a smile and you are treated like one of the regulars. Def a fav spot of ours.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Really delicious selection of cabinet food, everything looked super fresh and it was very hard to choose! Great coffee, very friendly service. Yummy looking menu too with a few twists on the classics, we will definitely be back to sample more treats.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

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
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50 reviews 50 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
73 reviews 73 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
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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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