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Metropolis Caffe

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New Zealand, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
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211 Victoria Street | Waikato, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
+64 7-834 2081
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Auckland, New Zealand
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Took the kids out for breakfast Sunday morning. Great spot- wasn't overly busy so plenty of tables. Menu had all the favourites - French toast, eggs bene etc Good kids menu and colouring provided. Loved the selection of drinks- smoothies and milkshakes with huge variety of flavours. Coffee was nice, Luke warm unfortunately but good taste. Good prices. Would recommend... More 

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Thank Lizzib
Waikato Region, New Zealand
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67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

He had a burger, I had gado gado. Burger was substantial, and everything but the pattie was excellent - meat lacking a little in flavour. Enjoyed the gado gado. Starter of squid and prawn tempura was very nice.

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Thank Hanno155
metropolis211, Owner at Metropolis Caffe, responded to this review

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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81 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I came here while we visited Hamilton from Rotorua. We heard good things about this place, so came here to try it out ourselves. The service from the start was not great. The cafe was not busy but we were informed there is 30mins wait. We found a table outside the cafe which was waiting to be... More 

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Whakatane, New Zealand
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62 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This cafe is situated in the centre of Hamilton where it is possible to sit either inside or out. Although quite small we were comfortable and the waitress helpful. Our meals were served promptly and were enjoyable

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Thank Karen W
metropolis211, Owner at Metropolis Caffe, responded to this review

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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194 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An excellent breakfast menu with lots of variety. Excellent service and quality meal. Options of fresh juices

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Thank PJC18
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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

My wife and I journeyed here for Valentine's Day and it was so great! We loved the environment and the employees. We got a special they were running for valentines and the food was spectacular! A special thanks to all of the employees and nice work due to the rush of valentines!

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Cambridge, New Zealand
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

I took a customer for a quiet lunch to talk business. Surprisingly the cafe was very quiet. We had two great salads and the service was great

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2017

Ordered "Surf & Turf" steak was 50% fat and 20% sinew. Worst steak ever. Complained to waitress who just said sorry but they come pre-packed. Chef should have thrown away and served decent steak. $31 rediculous for what was served. Whole meal was cold.

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Alton, United Kingdom
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129 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

The Metropolis offers meals throughout the day, but their breafast is substantial and can be selected from a wide choice of menu. Well worth the price.

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metropolis211, Owner at Metropolis Caffe, responded to this review

Thank you for the great feed back, much appreciated Have a great day More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

It was the 2nd NY holiday and we wanted to have breakfast at River Kitchen which was closed. So we ended up going to Metropolis a few steps further down Vic St, and it was lovely. Most notable is the awesome service which is rare in NZ. Every staff member knew what to do and treated us with courtesy and... More 

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Thank Carolin E
metropolis211, Owner at Metropolis Caffe, responded to this review

Thankyou for the Lovely Feedback , your suggestions would definitely be taken into account and we already in the process of giving a fresh touch up. Thankyou one again for visiting the Hamilton's most popular iconic Cafe. Have a great day Guys More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $21
Cuisine
New Zealand, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 211 Victoria Street | Waikato, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +64 7-834 2081
Description
Metropolis Caffe has been a timeless gem in the heart of Hamilton CBD since 1991 serving breakfast, lunch, diners and out-caterings. It has been awarded multiple awards for the best cafe both locally and nationally. This place registered under Historic place trust of Hamilton, used to be known as 'Paul's Book Arcade' which was one of the 10th biggest books arcade at the time and relocated to this site in 1925 by William Paul, designed by Ernst Plischke. It's floor was covered by large black and white tiles in a chequer board pattern. This design was radically modern given the period and character of the small provincial town that Hamilton was at the time. Now, the only remains of Paul's Book Arcade appear to be a position of the black and white tiling, the street-front display cabinet and the mezzanine floor and stairs.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?