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Metropolis Caffe

££ - £££, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
211 Victoria Street | Waikato, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
+64 7-834 2081
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good45%
  • Average19%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (12 reviews)
“gadogado” (2 reviews)
“burger” (9 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 22:00All hours
New Zealand, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
211 Victoria Street | Waikato, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a Grab One voucher, entitling us to 2 mains, 2 desserts + 2 drinks, and were quite surprised with seeing this place after so many years - it had smartened itself up from the hurly-burly cafe we knew ages ago. The manager, Ren,...More

Thank Tidy-Tony
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called in for brunch today. Was absolutely awesome. Will be back. If you're hungry try the mixed grill. You won't be hungry afterwards.

Thank DennisFlash
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easily the best restaurant my partner and I have dined in in the last 2 years. Food was superb and the service was excellent without being pushy. A small and intimate restaurant / café that could easily cater for a medium size group also. Good...More

Thank Motoxnut
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hearty meal of eggs, toast, tomatoes and bacon. Flat white was good, too. Quick service, nice atmosphere. Only wish the bacon were streaky.

Thank pickendawn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely meal and drinks here. Service was great. They had a big group in but we were got our meals in good time. Loved the history of the cafe and will visit again soon.

Thank Lyn M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came here on first table as we wanted to try it out first before coming in to pay full price. The starters where delicious, the crispy chicken and cheesy garlic bread was delicious. They didn’t hold back on the cheese and that was awesome....More

Thank Lujuan S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Metropolis is nice enough, there are a variety of meal selections. The staff were nice and friendly. I had a sweetcorn fritter stack with bacon, I found the sweetcorn fritters a little bland but they were good with the bacon and cream cheese. The meal...More

Thank Crete_Ohope
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Would come back just for the Lamb rack. Delicious well cooked medium rare lamb with a tasty herb crust.

Thank Genelle S
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

AMAZING MEALS FANTASTIC STAFF HIGHLY RECOMMEND TO EVERYONE. REstaurant was quiet but steady a Monday evening. Menu very extensive. Did not get photos of entrees or desserts BUT all meals were very high quality. Entrees the cheesy garlic bread and Brushetta. Desserts sticky date, chocolate...More

1  Thank Cherie K
Reviewed 3 August 2017

We went for an early dinner on a Sunday. It was very quiet probably because it was early. We were very pleased with the fast, efficient and friendly service service. Both my husband and I ordered the Surf and Turf. The steaks were cooked to...More

Thank Christine B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$22
New Zealand, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, 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
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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
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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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