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Hazel Hayes

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$$ - $$$
Cafe, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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587 Victoria Street, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
+64 7-839 1953
07:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 16:00
Sat 08:00 - 14:00
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice place for brunch on a rainy day so you don't mind sitting inside (which is comfortable and well decorated but a little cosy). They have outdoor seating but it is on the main drag so not the most peaceful location. Food is good quality cafe food and the coffee is excellent.

Thank OpinionatedBrit
Melbourne, Australia
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213 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I was delighted to happen across this cafe while strolling around Hamilton. The food was delicious and fresh and well presented, a good selection of healthy options too. Coffee possibly the best in Hamilton. Keep up the good work. I liked the Hazel lazy day pictures too.

Thank Pam P
Napier, New Zealand
Level Contributor
14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved his place.... I came for lunch on Friday and had to come back for Breakfast the next day. The staff are so lovely and Genuinely interested in you. The food was delicious. Yumm

Thank Janeen1965
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54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for lunch. Good food and different. Love the salad with beans, red cabbage and some spices. Different and tasty.

Thank 532phyuk
Huntly, New Zealand
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always hard to find a decent feed when running late, this time we struck a winner. Still running behind time a bit we settled for the prepared meals in the cabinet. My wife got the bumpkin salad with walnuts and brussel sprouts - they were wonderful. I got another hot meal that was microwaved but that was okay, and it... More 

Thank Kiwialan
the mount
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped in here for scrambled eggs and bacon along with a flat white. My order arrived promptly but it wasn't mine so that one got whisked away and mine appeared ten minutes later. Nice presentation and size, plenty of green salad accessories. Excellent coffee. I would return but I must say it's not cheap and I have had just as... More 

Thank zone333
Auckland, New Zealand
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210 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

In Hamilton overnight for work I passed Hazel Hayes while out on a morning walk. Even from the outside it looked quirky and interesting and popping inside not long after 7am there were already people gathering. The cabinet food was just beginning to fill up and all looked really appealing. But I opted for the muesli, yoghurt and fruit because... More 

Thank Linda K
Ngaruawahia, New Zealand
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We managed to do breakfast here recently, and asked for a side of mushrooms. Unbeknown to myself, and my friend, we would end up with some mushy looking, brown and white speckled mash on the side of our plates with a sprinkle of seeds, that apparently were our mushrooms! To cut our story short, we asked for our money back,... More 

Thank Tirawhanau
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77 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

We had been in Hazel Hayes for breakfats on a cold and windy morning. Came in and found a warm and friendly, cozy place! Vegan dishes and coffees were available and a lot of other yummy food. can highly recommend this place!

Thank Susanne900
Auckland, New Zealand
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

From the outside it looks a bit lost and jaded but don't be put off by the façade as the offering inside as well worth opening the door for. The place was packed and we were lucky to find a table. The breakfast offering was good and we chose the bacon and eggs with tomatoes on the side. The service... More 

Thank Kasper454

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Cafe, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 587 Victoria Street, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +64 7-839 1953
This is a cafe and they also do catering. It is fantastic and really should be added to your list so that other travllers can enjoy their delights.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?