Welcome to The Cook Cafe & Bar

Opposite Steele Park on Cook Street in Hamilton East, The Cook - Cafe & Bar is a great spot to eat, drink and socialise in a truly historic setting

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

Great locally roasted coffee, tasty winter Menu, and a great range of New Zealand mainstream and craft beers on tap and a wine list that will features New Zealands most known wineries. 


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 through the holiday season. We open at normal times from 9th January


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

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What's Coming Up

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