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“Nice Café but just a few things lacking”
Review of Columbus Coffee

Columbus Coffee
Ranked #4 of 27 Coffee & Tea in Hamilton
Cuisines: Cafe, New Zealand, European
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Highchairs Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Waterford, Ireland
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499 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
“Nice Café but just a few things lacking”
Reviewed 10 August 2014 via mobile

On the way to Auckland Airport we stopped at Hamilton and were looking for a bite to eat. Having walked Victoria Street we came to Colombus Coffee (they must have moved as the TA address is different).

The place was very busy, bright and the menu looked good. We ordered some breakfast, a tea and flat white. The orders did take a while coming, first the coffee and tea and a good while later the breakfasts (I actually thought we had been forgotten). The breakfast was tasty so no complaints there, the coffee was a little strong for my taste but that's all personal preference.

The staff seemed run off their feet and if there is a delay in breakfast service, dropping to a table and stating, "sorry your breakfast will be along shortly", would be good customer service.

Overall I think this café has good food but a bit more attempt room to detail would move it from good to great as it is comfortable to stay in and the food is nice.

Thank ShaneMcDonald
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English first
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Average service & coffee”
Reviewed 8 January 2012

nothing special about food, could do with a little more variety or creativity from the kitchen.

Visited November 2011
Thank mzmones
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Hit and miss”
Reviewed 13 August 2011

We used to love this cafe but the prices have gone up and they have often run out of cakes by the afternoon. Food and drinks rarely arrive at the same time - on several occasions we have finished our drinks by the time food has arrived. I have also had a couple of recent visits where orders have been messed up.

On the upside, there is a good range of drinks and the coffee is good. The location makes it worth a visit in the summer as it's nice to get an outside table on Casabella Lane.

  • Visited July 2011
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Thank Carla W
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“Best coffee in Hamilton...”
Reviewed 20 December 2007

Best coffee in Hamilton! Friendly staff too! I dont buy food there though, too expensive and small, but coffee's worth it!

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