Welcome to The Cook Cafe & Bar

Nestled right opposite Steele Park on Cook Street in Hamilton East, The Cook Cafe & Bar is a real feature for cafe go-ers and bar hoppers alike.

The building is Hamilton's second oldest building and has been carefully restored, and recently earthquake strengthened.  

Great coffee, and we have recently introduced a brilliant New Menu, New Zealand and imported  beers on tap and an extensive wine list you will love!


The Cook Cafe & Bar has a great range of New Zealand and international beers on tap, and an extensive range of wines and spirits including over twenty different types of whisky. To meet current trends we now have a large range of low alcoholic drinks,

For groups of eight or more, it would be advisable to book a table on Thursday, Friday or Saturday, however any other time is suitable to just turn up.

The Cook also offers a Buffet menu option. Whether it be celebrating with friends, family or work mates, we will do our very best to cater to you, from Birthdays to Work functions. Please phone to discuss your function. Bookings are essential.The coffee is locally roasted "Weka" espresso, and is notable for its smooth, rich texture and is a real hidden treasure of The Cook Cafe & Bar, a great way to start or finish the day.

If you have really enjoyed our hospitality, and wish to get home safely, please ask us to arrange a Dial A Driver to get you and your car home safely, or alternatively we can arrange a taxi for you. We do have a courtesy van available by arrangement.

We are open every day and do not have a surcharge on public holidays, however we do open at the later time of 10.00am


The Cook Cafe Bar: Proud to be locally owned and operated.

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What's On this Week

Opening times are normally Monday -Friday 10am till late, Saturday & Sunday 8am till late


Every Monday night with our regular quizzers all joining together on a Monday for our free quiz. Sort of like "Nothing Trivial" but not...


The second Thursday of every month we host "Cook Comedy" which features a fantastic line-up of kiwi and international comedy talent.


Regular Events


Special Offers

  • Get a bit on the side for a couple of bucks more
  • Cook Rewards