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The River Kitchen

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Cafe, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free
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237 Victoria Street, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
07 8392906
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Today
8:00 am - 3:00 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
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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 3 days ago NEW

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 

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Thank bluegal
Hamilton, New Zealand
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I recently had a take away breakfast from the River Kitchen. I went in just after 7am and it was already full! The service was quick and the food ( vegan) was yumm. The coffee was delicious, too. Highly recommend!

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Thank fairyLondon_Uk
Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Called into River Kitchen on Sunday just as they were about to close. No problem though as they were more than happy to whip up a toasted sandwich and we had some lovely cake and rhubarb pie washed down with some great coffee and tea. Best value tea in Hamilton. Big enough to have a second and yes a third... More 

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Thank Geoff B
Hamilton, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have used River Kitchen for groups of 15 to 40 and always found the food quality, range both excellent catering for mix of dietary needs. Service is always prompt and food selection can be altered for specific occasions.

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Thank John M
Auckland
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33 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stumbled upon Rivers Kitchen yesterday when exploring Victoria Street in Hamilton. So good that I did breakfast here 2 days running. Great coffee and pancakes to die for!

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Thank holidaysinc
Hastings, New Zealand
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Yummy breakfast that set us up for the day. Possibly on the high side price wise but fresh produce. Kitchen able to be seen from the Cosy eating area so you can see the chefs at work. Barista was flat out but cheerful.

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Thank fiona s
Whangamata, null, New Zealand
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I always visit river kitchen whenever in Hamilton. A great spot for morning coffees, luvly breakfasts and lunches. We've found the coffee, food, and staff always lovely. We stay nearby so it's handy to have it close.

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Thank Lesley S
Hamilton, New Zealand
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60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are regulars of the place. Great for morning or afternoon tea and nice lunch. It opens on Sundays which is great for a brunch.

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Thank Kathy B
Taupo, New Zealand
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

Whilst based in Hamilton The River Kitchen is my go to! Coffee is great, service very friendly & selection of cabinet food is one of the best! Options on the menu have a point of difference, not just your average eggs which keeps me coming back.

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Thank FloK1080
Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

This serious coffee lover experienced the best coffee in two weeks of travel around the Central North Island. Had I gone ther for the food, I would not have been disappointed - great range of goodies, but the coffee..... Aaahhh! Nothing more to say.

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$8 - $16
Cuisine
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget
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
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
Description
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?