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Metropolis Caffe

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New Zealand, Cafe
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211 Victoria Street | Waikato, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
+64 7-834 2081
07:00 - 22:00
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All hours
Sun 07:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Dining out with a soy allergy. Waitress took the time to check the menu over with the xhef and they tweaked the dish personally to auit. Felt very well looked after and dish was lively

Thank Louise S
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We called in here form brunch on the run. The staff were so obliging and saw us served in plenty of time. The food was lovely and came out quickly and nice and hot!. Super friendly staff. Thank you:)

Thank 423barryg
Hamilton, New Zealand
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Visited here to meet friends for coffee. A long, thin cafe that is tucked in between other shops on the south end of Victoria street. (Motorcycle parking nearby) Makes use of the floorspace well. Lit decently around tables (and some candles in the evening). None of the cabinet foods stood out, but it is refreshing to have an uncrowded cafe... More 

Thank neutronlee
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Stopped in for a quick lunch and coffee a few days back. Awesome coffee, and the wedges were cooked perfectly, the exact right amount of "crunch"! Garlic bread was tasty and wonderfully cheesy. Thanks for that Metrop! Also lovely new waiter, he was very new but had a wonderful chipper attitude and explained himself clearly.

1 Thank AdrienneHopper
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

A quick bite for lunch at Metropolis with friends this weekend; I'm told its something of a Hamilton institution and it seems to stick to the classics in its offering. No harm in that! I enjoyed a spaghetti with chorizo and it was a good price and flavorsome. My friend's vegetarian burger looked tempting too and the service was very... More 

Thank C_Croft
Limeira, SP
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

I was at Metropolis Cafe on april 2015. It is an excellent choice for breakfast meal, especially the hot chocolate and crumble eggs on toast with bacon. In the evening, I had tried the frieds, wich it is served on the flower vase and the Aioli sauce that came with the dish is really good.

1 Thank MayneBeraldo
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159 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Went here with friends for breakfast on fathers day. Excellent food, I had the big breakfast - I usually order extra hash browns as many restaurants provide one, I had to give my extra away as there was so much with my breakfast. The long blacks were good and I liked the fact I didn't have to ask for a... More 

1 Thank Rdnkh
Moerewa, NZ
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60 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Highly recommend the big breakfast and lighter options are available if you wish. Coffee is good and staff are friendly. Be happy to eat there again on my next trip

Thank Dan B
Hamilton, New Zealand
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Took my two children out for a meal. Our last visit was disappointing but Metropolis has been a favourite for years so we tried again. Tomato spaghetti meal was unappetising and was left untouched, beef/prawn stirfry was saturated in an unpleasant sauce, my son had nachos and felt sick soon after we left the restaurant and was violently ill. Strawberrry... More 

Thank GeorgeandCam
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

This place is great!! The food is awesome, the service is super friendly. I have been in 2 days in a row and different people have been working here, but the service has been brilliant. The wifi is great and really consistent too! Coming back for sure!

Thank Scott L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$21
New Zealand, Cafe
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
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
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
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?