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The River Kitchen

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237 Victoria St, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
07 8392906
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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: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, 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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  • 85
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 8
    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
Amazing Food and Awesome Latte!!

This was one of the best brekkie I ever had. Ate the fresh food with seeds and nuts with a dollop of yougust and honey on top. mmmmmm...The coffee was creamy and very well done. Only place to impeorve will be customer service. The staff seemed deflated and overworked. Over all 4 star from me as the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
ashishbh
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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81 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This was one of the best brekkie I ever had. Ate the fresh food with seeds and nuts with a dollop of yougust and honey on top. mmmmmm...The coffee was creamy and very well done. Only place to impeorve will be customer service. The staff seemed deflated and overworked. Over all 4 star from me as the food made up... More 

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Adare, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Coffee was great with great service ,menu has lot of variety but food quality inconstansistant ,hash brown was floory and awful and Ciabitta was OK . might try again.

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Really good service and a really good serving of perfectly done scrambled eggs. Good coffee too. Not a very big cafe and pretty noisy but otherwise pretty good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Had porridge for breakfast there, very nice. Reasonably quick service. Could do with some more tables inside the café as it was mostly full at 7.30am.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

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

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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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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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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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?