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Lily Pad Cafe

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Business Type: Caf


If you`re passing through or are a long-time local

Address: 1242 Kaipaki Rd RD3, Cambridge, New Zealand Hamilton & Waikato

Phone: view phone+64 7 823 9134



Some History

The Lily Pad café was created 4 years ago and has been operating as a popular café and destination ever since. Located in a prime location, the café and Garden Art Studio attracts visitors from all over the North Island and afar.

Kate Ward is owner of the café and has been since July 2009.

Kate trained as a chef at Wintec in Hamilton and then travelled to Hayman Island in the Whitsundays of Australia to work as a chef and waitress where she stayed for 18 months.

On her return Kate worked at the Café and then fulfilled her lifelong dream to own her own café.

‘When the Café came up for sale I thought that it was the perfect challenge for me, small but boutique and an established business that I could work on.’

18 months on the Lily Pad Café is still a popular café and defintely a place to visit.

Why People Love Us
People love visiting the café for its uniqueness.

The Lily Pad Café offers an a la carte menu for breakfast and lunch and fresh homemade cakes in the cabinet for dessert, morning and afternoon teas.

Everything from a Big Breakfast to Eggs Benedict and Fresh Aoraki Salmon to salads and roasted pork belly, there is always something for everyone.

The Lily Pad Café is a ‘destination’. With the Garden Art Studio located adjacent it creates a perfect location for a drive.

We offer a relaxing environment with a country feel.

It’s not just the amazing food...

The Lily Pad Café offers

    Great food
    Excellent coffee
    Terrific service

And a wonderful Garden Art studio to wonder around in, with inspirational gifts for every occasion.

Hours of work

Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday - Friday 9 a.m - 3.30 p.m
Saturday - Sunday 8 a.m - 4 p.m


Lily Pad Cafe in Cambridge is just 10 minutes drive from the town center.

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