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Metropolis Caffe

) #83 of 287 Restaurants in Hamilton $$ - $$$, New Zealand, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
211 Victoria Street | Waikato, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
+64 7-834 2081
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  • Excellent19%
  • Very good45%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible9%
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“brunch” (10 reviews)
“gadogado” (2 reviews)
“burger” (8 reviews)
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New Zealand, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
211 Victoria Street | Waikato, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Café is long and fairly narrow but has a mezzanine area also at the rear of the premises. The menu boasts a good selection of what I would call gourmet style hamburgers as well as other menu dishes to choose from. The burger price...More

Thank Max_O6363
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thought we'd try Metropolis for lunch as the menu looked good. My son and I both ordered gadogado which turned out to be a stir-fry instead of the traditional salad. I asked for sauce on the side, and luckily so as my son's dish was...More

Thank H M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had not been here for a couple of years, and decided to try it again, but nothing much has changed. Service was friendly, but did not point out the fish of the day. I ordered the sizzling beef and prawn stirfry, by the time...More

Thank barbsg2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently spent a night in the Novotel, Hamilton and our deal didn't include breakfast so we thought we would head down to this place as a couple of years ago we had an amazing brunch. It started off good as we were greeted by...More

Thank eddiefredie
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Hadn't been to metropolis for a long time, after it sold it wasn't the same, however decided to give it a go (support Local business). Huge mistake. I tried to order the vegetarian option nachos. I guessed that the v next to it on the...More

Thank KathleenChristian
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Brilliant spot to get a big naughty brekkie before a long drive. Husbands savory french toast looked like it could melt any meat lovers heart. Worth it.

Thank Sally W
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Nice ambiance and atmosphere. Very friendly staff too. Good menu with plenty of choice. My only criticism is the fact that the service was very slow.

Thank charl0ttecp
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Took the kids out for breakfast Sunday morning. Great spot- wasn't overly busy so plenty of tables. Menu had all the favourites - French toast, eggs bene etc Good kids menu and colouring provided. Loved the selection of drinks- smoothies and milkshakes with huge variety...More

Thank Lizzib
Reviewed 13 March 2017

He had a burger, I had gado gado. Burger was substantial, and everything but the pattie was excellent - meat lacking a little in flavour. Enjoyed the gado gado. Starter of squid and prawn tempura was very nice.

Thank Hanno155
metropolis211, Owner at Metropolis Caffe, responded to this review

thankyou for the feedback

Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

My friend and I came here while we visited Hamilton from Rotorua. We heard good things about this place, so came here to try it out ourselves. The service from the start was not great. The cafe was not busy but we were informed there...More

1  Thank Foodilicious89
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$21
New Zealand, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
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
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
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.