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The River Kitchen

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237 Victoria Street, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
07 8392906
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Auckland, New Zealand
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Quick breakfast before heading off for a busy physical days work. Eggs cooked perfectly on ciabatta toast plus a side of delicious bacon, 2 coffees, both hot and delivered with a smile, 1 triple shot. Nice to sit outside with the sun on our backs.

Thank megpage2015
Wellington, New Zealand
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I had breakfast here with my family. The breakfast salad was fantastic and the staff were utterly fantabulous. They put a massive smile on my face on a really difficult day.

Thank alexbH5837JU
Hamilton, New Zealand
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Have had coffee, lunch & brunch on many occasions. The food is excellent and some of the best coffee in town. Staff always greet you with a smile and provide great service.

Thank Wayne H
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were there at around 10 am on a Sunday morning (one of about three cafes open in town from the looks of it). The cafe was busy (all tables full). It's a narrow space with tables lined up along one wall and the cabinet along the opposite, with not much room to move. We were offered a spot by... More 

Thank 259leab
Hamilton, NZ
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The service is very good and if you want a special coffee the barista will make it for you. The seating is comfortable but the noise in the room is a little high

Thank Kevin W
Hamilton, New Zealand
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful array of wholesome dishes including GF etc, awaits you at River Kitchen. Always busy when we have eaten here which means a small wait and there are not many tables ... all indicative of just how popular this little cafe is. Do not miss out trying this one.

Thank AndyRoseD
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very nice breakfast that was lovely and satisfying. The only thing that would be better would be if the space was a bit bigger as it was quite cramped but this did not effect the standard of the food or coffee.

Thank Nicayla11
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really good breakfast meals by all four members of the family. I took a risk with an interesting mushroom/feta/ciabatta dish - it looked a little daunting - but I really enjoyed it!

Thank Stacy P
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Such nice staff. Very accommodating. Great variety on the menu and plenty of healthy fresh options. So tasty!

Thank 390christied
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arrived here for breakfast recently and it was full inside, they bought out blankies so we could wait outside with coffee till a table was ready. Was really nice to have some different options on the menu for breakfast. Salmon hash was as good as everyone says, the bean dish was good too. Great coffee and great atmosphere and fast... More 

Thank bluegal

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $16
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 237 Victoria Street, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: 07 8392906
A busy award winning cafe in central Hamilton offering fresh seasonal food, exceptional coffee and catering

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?