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Upcoming Restaurants in #HamOnt: Part Two

People seemed to love the first ‘Upcoming Restaurants’ post I did so much, I decided to do another!

As is the norm in our amazing city, the food industry is booming! That means lots of new restaurants on the horizon.

Below are some of the restaurants that are opening soon (or very recently opened) in Hamilton, plus any details I could scrounge up about them:

Make sure to follow them on social to find out their exact opening dates!

NOW OPEN Coop Wicked Chicken
272 King Street West, Hamilton, ON
Hamilton Small Fries | New Restaurants in Hamilton | Coop Wicked Chicken
“COOP WICKED CHICKEN is where punk-rock meets rustic henhouse and where the food is always #tastyascluck. We are a quick-serve, everything nostalgia-loving restaurant open for lunch & dinner with a late night pick up garage for all you sleepless hooligans! Coop Wicked Chicken features a damn delicious menu made fresh in-house, with only the highest quality ingredients everyday.  We are damn sure our old school vibe, simple, delicious cocktails and crave-able chicken items are going to ruffle some feathers.

Must haves include; Deep Fried Deviled Eggs, Hardcore Pulled Chicken Poutine, Signature Seared, Pulled and Fried Chicken Sandwiches…oh and don’t forget to Taste our Taco. That’s right, try our Dirty Bird Taco. Hit up Coop Wicked Chicken and find out why we’re so cocky.  Opening June 2016.  Look out.”

Estimated Opening Date: June 2016
Follow them on Social Media:
Instagram: @thecoopwickedchicken
Twitter: N/A
Facebook: The Coop Wicked Chicken

NOW OPEN Cafe Augusta
156 James Street South, Hamilton, ON
Hamilton Small Fries | New Restaurants in Hamilton | Cafe Augusta
“Cafe Augusta has a story. It isn’t just about a cup of coffee. It’s about how coffee fits into your life, how it’s created, and how it becomes a staple that you become entirely familiar with no matter how you drink it, when you drink it or why you’re drinking it. You and the city you are part of are rich with stories, energy and passion. Let Cafe Augusta welcome you and share in that passion with something so complex as a high-quality cup of coffee made with original techniques and unique blends from around the world.

Brew – Unique coffee techniques including syphon coffee, pour-over coffee, hand-crafted espresso based beverages
Fare – Delicious Panini’s and other small scale lunch items
Refresh – Full Liquor license to offer premium wine, beer and specialty coffees
Beans – Premium coffee blends from Pilot Coffee in Toronto, Ontario
Delight – High-quality baked goods that add to the coffee experience
Indulge – World-class chocolate products that enhance the coffee based beverage”

Opened May 25th, 2016
Follow them on Social Media:
Instagram: @cafeaugusta_
Twitter: @cafeaugusta_
Facebook: Cafe Augusta 

NOW OPEN Berkeley North
King William Street, Hamilton, ON
Hamilton Small Fries | New Restaurants in Hamilton | Berkeley North
“Set in the revitalized James St. North neighbourhood, Berkeley North is a West Coast inspired restaurant located on King William St. in downtown Hamilton. Offering contemporary renditions of seafood & vegetarian cuisine.”

Estimated Opening Date: Summer 2016
Follow them on Social Media:
Instagram: @berkeleynorthkitchen
Twitter: @BerkeleyNorth
Facebook: Berkeley North

47 King William Street, Hamilton, ON
Hamilton Small Fries | New Restaurants in Hamilton | FSH and CHP
“A nautical experience in the deep end of Hamilton.”

Estimated Opening Date: May 2016?
Follow them on Social Media:
Instagram: @FSHandCHP
Twitter: @FSHandCHP
Facebook: Fsh & Chp

NOW OPEN Toast Wine Bar
10 John Street North, Hamilton, ON
Hamilton Small Fries | New Restaurants in Hamilton | Toast Wine Bar
“We’re a celebration of local & international wines. Delicious food buttered between knowledgeable staff and a welcoming atmosphere. Located inside Treble Hall.

Estimated Opening Date: Soft Opening the rest of this week (starting June 1st)
Follow them on Social Media:
Instagram: @toasthamont
Twitter: @toasthamont
Facebook: Toast Wine Bar

NOW OPEN Amo Gelato & Caffe
171 Locke Street South, Hamilton

Hamilton Small Fries | Restaurants Opening soon in Hamilton, On | Amo Gelato & Caffe

“Serving Gelato, sorbetto, cappuccino, espresso, biscotti and more!” From their instagram, it looks like they’ll be roasting their own coffee beans. I don’t have more details – you’ll just have to go check it out this weekend!

Estimated Opening Date: This weekend (June 4th)
Follow them on Social Media:
Instagram: @amogelatocaffe
Twitter: @amogelatocafe
Facebook: N/A
Website: N/A

Extra Tidbits

NOW OPEN Opening soon in Burlington, ON: Sunshine Doughnuts! Brought to us by the people from Son of a Peach Pizzeria

Hamilton Small Fries | New Restaurants in Hamilton | Burlington, On Sunshine Doughnut Co.

A little birdie (aka Jessica Rose, thanks for the tip!) told me about: Hooly Crab Boil & Seafood Bar opening in the International Village at 173 King Street East (right beside Munchee’s Variety). NOW OPEN

I have no details, but am currently investigating!

Hamilton Small Fries | Restaurants opening soon in Hamilton | Hooly Crab Boil Bar

Have you heard of any upcoming restaurants that aren’t on this list? Share with us in the comments below! 

3 thoughts on “Upcoming Restaurants in #HamOnt: Part Two

  1. Hoolycrab…yes please! Any news on the brewpub that will/may/should be opening at 193 King Street East? The site of the notorious Sandbar.

    1. I haven’t heard anything about it yet! I’ll do some investigating and see if I can come up with anything. Thanks Jason!

  2. Bliss Truffles and Gelato
    Fruitland Crossing
    Unit 8

    Chocolate, gelato, self serve frozen yogurt, cookies and cakes, hot chocolate

    Opening first week of July.

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