A missing coffee cart has been located by police this morning.

Hamilton residents missed out on their morning coffee after the coffee cart was stolen from a Huntington address between 6.05am and 6.20am this morning, police said.

It was located two hours later off State Highway 1 near Lake Karapiro at Keeleys Landing - nearly 40km from where it was taken.

A member of the public also rang the victim following media coverage and said a white Toyota Hiace van was seen near the coffee cart on Gordonton Rd around the time of the theft, police said.

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It was described as having a blue curtain hanging in the back window.

Police would like to hear from the owner of the vehicle.

Anyone with information can contact Constable Chris Polglase at the Hamilton Central Police Station on (07) 8349429.