Local Savings

Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 4
Cafe Agora 13B Kent St, Hamilton, North Island, New Zealand

This cafe is fantastic if you've got kids! It is a large area, with well-spaced out tables and chairs, and has lots of room for strollers and a practical hard floor (great for cleaning up food messes). They also provide good quality high chairs and have storytelling on Thursday mornings! There is a separate play area for children with a lockable gate, different types of toys, TV and DVD player (they were playing 'Robots' on our last visit), and a comfy couch to watch from. There is also a kids' restroom attached. It has a reasonably-priced children's menu which includes sandwiches and fruit, not just the less healthy fries etc. You also get a free fluffy with any purchase from this menu. Their 'grown-up' food and drinks are yummy and well-priced too! The staff are also used to cleaning up after and being around kids, which is a nice change. Each month they support a different charity with their hot beverages; for each one sold they donate 50c to that charity. They also have live music occasionally in the evenings, with a low door entry fee ($5) which is also donated to their charity. I also noticed lots of working people also choose Cafe Agora for their lunch/cuppa spot. I love the whole concept!

Contributed by: Suz Boyles, 11 Mar 2011