Urge Coffee & Tea Boutique – Hamilton

Urge Coffee & Tea Boutique – https://www.facebook.com/urgecoffee/

Reviewed by FiFi, August 2019

The Place:

This is a cute little quirky cafe that is more like a tea emporium that also sells food and beverages.   There is plenty of comfy seats indoors and seating outside too.  There are vegetarian, and gluten-free options available.  There was one Bene listed separately on the menu.  The Florentine (spinach).    You then had choices of sides to build your variation with either bacon, ham, salmon or Avocado.  So that is exactly what I did.  Sides range from $2 to $5.   The atmosphere is warm and welcoming. 

The Service:

The service feels quite personalised quick and the staff were welcoming.  

The Presentation:

There was a gorgeous plate that gave much needed appeal to the dish.   However due to its size and the fact that the cutlery and napkin were laid next to the meal the plate overshadowed the food.   The food was layered nicely to showcase the various ingredients, colours and textures.

  • The Montreal  – the overdone eggs and bottle sauce made this a bit of a disappointment.
  • The Eggs – were overdone and nearly ‘hard’ instead of soft and runny.
  • The Salmon – there was a good portion size of tender, smoky, delicious tasting salmon.
  • The Spinach – the raw spinach was slightly tannic, yet sweet and added some good colour to the dish.
  • The Hollandaise – was liberally applied atop of the eggs.  It was disappointing that this was straight out of the bottle.
  • The Muffins – were okay but nothing special.

 Would We Go Again?

I would go again.  In saying this I would explore other nearby cafes first to get a real good feel for what the other cuisine there is on offer out there in the Tron.


Style: 4/10 – Classic.

Taste: 4/10 – the meal was okay but nothing special.  

Originality: 5/10 – it was good to see a vegetarian option.

Value: 6/10 – the Benes were reasonably priced.  The Florentine was $12.90 which was the cheapest I’ve seen it for quite some time, the Benedict (with ham) was $14.90, the Benedict (with bacon) was $16.90, the Vegetarian (with avocado) was $15.90 or the Montreal (with salmon) was $17.90.  Sides range from $2 to $5.   

Eggs: 4 /10 – were very overdone.

Overall score: 5410

2/371 Victoria Street, Hamilton 3204

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