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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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07:00 - 22:00
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Sun 07:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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Papamoa, New Zealand
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324 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We recently spent a night in the Novotel, Hamilton and our deal didn't include breakfast so we thought we would head down to this place as a couple of years ago we had an amazing brunch. It started off good as we were greeted by a super friendly young man who also took our orders promptly but to wait over... More 

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Thank eddiefredie
Hamilton, New Zealand
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hadn't been to metropolis for a long time, after it sold it wasn't the same, however decided to give it a go (support Local business). Huge mistake. I tried to order the vegetarian option nachos. I guessed that the v next to it on the menu meant there was a vegetarian option. There wasn't. I then ordered a vegetarian burger.... More 

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Thank KathleenChristian
Brisbane, Australia
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Brilliant spot to get a big naughty brekkie before a long drive. Husbands savory french toast looked like it could melt any meat lovers heart. Worth it.

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Thank Sally W
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice ambiance and atmosphere. Very friendly staff too. Good menu with plenty of choice. My only criticism is the fact that the service was very slow.

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Thank charl0ttecp
Auckland, New Zealand
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

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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89 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 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
Reviewed 8 March 2017

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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195 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 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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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 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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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
US$ 6 - US$ 21
Cuisine
New Zealand, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 21:00
Monday
07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 22:00
Thursday
07:00 - 22:00
Friday
07:00 - 22:00
Saturday
07:00 - 22:00
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?