Eat and Drink

If you're trying to figure out where to go for your next meal in Hamilton this week, we've got you covered. Narcity asked our readers on Instagram to share their favourite spots in the city — the ones worthy of being dubbed the best restaurants in Hamilton — and man, they did not disappoint.

From delicious pizza and decadent pasta to tasty vegan eats, here are eight of the best restaurants that you should definitely add to your bucket list. Consider your next dinner date sorted!

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Get ready because things are about to get a little less colourful at Tim Hortons — the iconic red cups are being switched out at some locations this week.

Tim Hortons announced on December 7 that people who visit locations in the Hamilton area will be getting their hot drinks in grey cups instead of red ones.

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It turns out you don't actually need to hop on a plane for a little tropical getaway. This restaurant near Toronto will bring all your vacation dreams to life without the pricey airline ticket.  If you've been craving brunch, friend dates, and exotic scenery, then this spot is calling your name. No need to pack your bags for a vacation at Hamilton's Motel patio.

Over the past few months, brunch outings and tropical getaways were put on standby. 

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Retro cafe by day, sleek cocktail bar by night, Hamilton's newest CaféBar has it all. This simply adorable spot is perfect for everything from Sunday brunch with the bestie to first-date drinks. A true foodie paradise, 1101 CaféBar officially opened its doors at the end of 2019 and if you haven’t been there yet, it’s totally worth checking out. 

Once inside, you’ll feel like you’ve been blasted back to the ‘70s with the orange retro chairs and an impressive record collection that decorates the space. 

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There are many small pleasures in life, one of the greatest ones being raw cookie dough. Let's admit it, we're all guilty of eating a spoonful (or bowlful) of the stuff, despite the warnings that it could make us sick. Lucky for us, there's a brand new shop that serves completely safe, edible cookie dough in the most outrageous ways. For Real Dough in Hamilton, Ontario has the cutest decor and most delicious desserts imaginable. 

For Real Dough is a pink paradise with a focus on creating 'grammable deliciousness for all ages to enjoy'. The Hamilton shop sells cookie dreams, like cookie dough ice cream cones, stuffed cookies, and more deliciousness! You'll be taken to a truly happy place as you enjoy the sweet desserts and picture-perfect decor. 

Sail up to the cloud-covered ceiling on the sprinkles swing, and call up your friends on the adorable colourful phones. Take some insta-worthy dessert pics with the perfect backdrops, like the bright neon signs located on the shop walls. 

From bright blue waffle cones to cookie dough sundaes, you'll definitely leave this place with a smile on your face. Located just outside of Toronto, this is the perfect day trip to take with friends! Make sure you've got your cutest outfit on because you're going to be taking tons of pictures!

For Real Dough

Price: 💸

Cuisine: Dessert, cookie dough

Address: 256 King St W Hamilton, ON L8P 1A9

Why you need to go: Bring all your photo op and cookie dough dreams to life at the same time by visiting this whimsical, brand new cookie dough cafe. 


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