We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

The French Tart

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
River Road, Hamilton, New Zealand
+64 7-855 1591
Website
Today
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Wed 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thu - Fri 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

55 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 55: English reviews
Level Contributor
47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed March 31, 2017 via mobile

Good atmosphere, good coffee too not super strong but just enough that you can still taste the coffee. Unique flavor in sourdough, friendly service, fantastic Sat morning breakfast.

Helpful?
Thank Leo L
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed February 12, 2017 via mobile

This little cafe seems to always be busy when I travel through Hamilton . Saw an empty outdoor table yesterday and had 15 mins to spare so dropped in . Busy and cosy there is little that lends itself to "!france " the cabinet food appears standard kiwi . We choose mushroom tarts which were yummy with a mixture of... More 

Helpful?
Thank Michelle H
Hamilton, New Zealand
Level Contributor
106 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed February 5, 2017

We go to The French Tart maybe 3-4 times a year and always the standard is pretty good. Usually two of the crew order Eggs Benedict and unlike many places the eggs are always soft which is perfect. I often get cabinet food as I did this time and had a creamy mushroom tart. This was an ok choice as... More 

Helpful?
Thank Shayne M
Waikato
Level Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed January 16, 2017 via mobile

Bagels? Menu with 50% of items off the menu? A Sunday lunch treat for 3 with very little on offer French. Service fast but had to ask for clean glasses, then cutlery. Eggs Benedict over salted, French toast appeared to be a piece of bread dipped in an omelette and extremely greasy. There is a reason we have driven past... More 

Helpful?
Thank akashaman
Hamilton, New Zealand
Level Contributor
120 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

Driven past here everyday and never gone in. Only had coffee today, but the atmosphere was great and different areas to sit and drink or eat. Coffee was good and from looking at the cabinet had a great variety of cold and warm food. I understand also have a breakfast and lunch menus to choose from. Will be going back... More 

Helpful?
Thank Shane H
Hamilton, New Zealand
Level Contributor
77 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

The food here is very tasty and good prices. Giving 4 stars instead of 5 because my French toast was a little undercooked and soggy, and the lady that took our order was in a bad mood when we were there. Would recommend for anyone stopping by in the area.

Helpful?
Thank abcarlaw
Level Contributor
38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

What a great spot to call in for breakfast, after a nice walk by the river. This place is cosy and inviting with good food and coffee, served with a smile.

Helpful?
Thank Adam C
Perth
Level Contributor
47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed September 29, 2016

Would I go back here again....no. Yes, the food is nice but, the service is absolutely dreadful. The girls behind the counter and the barista are surly and unfriendly. My family have been regulars to this place for a number of years, but they certainly need to look at being more customer friendly as there are a lot of cafes... More 

Helpful?
Thank Kymberly C
Hamilton, New Zealand
Level Contributor
22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed September 12, 2016

Serves good coffee and eats are really good . We are repeat customers on many occasions . Parking is easy and only minutes from the central city

Helpful?
Thank Kevin L
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

Fabulous little cafe! Defently the best I've been to in hamilton! Had the French Toast and eggs bennie which was delicious ! Coffee was awesome too!

Helpful?
Thank Elle W

Travelers who viewed The French Tart also viewed

Hamilton, Waikato Region
Hamilton, Waikato Region
 
Hamilton, Waikato Region
Hamilton, Waikato Region
 

Been to The French Tart? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: River Road, Hamilton, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +64 7-855 1591

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The French Tart staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?