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Rocket Espresso Bar Hamilton

385 Grey Street, Hamilton 3216, New Zealand
+64 7-856 5616
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good20%
  • Average20%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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“brunch” (3 reviews)
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385 Grey Street, Hamilton 3216, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place, get to see the roasting down the back of the cafe, can buy all your coffee brewing needs, there different beans they roast here are great and offer meany different flavours, cool vibe, great coffee.

Thank JustaKOM
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Slow service on our food, our meals came out after a 40 minute wait only to have one of the group wait another 5 minutes, and the coffee was tragic. Sad thing is that this place used to be ok.

Thank Andy G
Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

we have been pointed there by a local. i can only judge about the coffee, but that is truly excellent.

Thank mideastexpert
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Had a coffee here but was very average compared with Hayes Common, did not go again, better choices around this area

Thank Sidari14
Reviewed 2 June 2017

I have enjoyed the great atmosphere, food and coffee at the rocket espresso bar since it opened, and never once has the service, food and particularly the coffee been any but exemplary. The place is an icon of Hamilton.

Thank BMFletch
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Rocket is in the cafe strip of Hamilton East & looked like a good choice for serious coffee drinkers looking for brunch on a chilly morning. The cabinet food looked encouraging & the menu seemed a bit more innovative that the standard brunch fare so...More

Thank MoCo24
Reviewed 23 April 2017

I found this cafe across the Waikato river from the city thanks to my Lonely Planet guide and it was worth the walk. The coffee was excellent and my breakfast of muesli and yoghurt etc was wonderful. Staff are very friendly, too.

Thank ChristoforoM
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Rocket Espresso made the best flat white of my whole trip across New Zealand. High praise, considering how many flat whites I had! I also ate a nourish bowl, which was interesting, healthy, and most importantly, delicious! Lovely, casual atmosphere and the service was very...More

Thank sunshinelover33
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Great strong coffee, friendly service and scrumptious baking. I love the muffins they bake daily, highly recommend

Thank kes38
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Had brunch here on the weekend. The staff are friendly, the food is excellent and the coffee is superb. I'll definitely be back!

Thank Matthew K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
08:30 - 13:30
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
08:30 - 13:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 385 Grey Street, Hamilton 3216, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +64 7-856 5616
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