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Food For Thought

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Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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574 Pollen St, Thames, New Zealand
+64 7-868 6065
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Te Awamutu, New Zealand
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

The Food was really good,well prepared and presented!! But facility really needed good clean and perhaps a paint brush. Fly Zapper should be more discreetly placed.

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Thank RabnDazz
Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand
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62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Occasionally have lunch here because my husband loves their Cappuccinos I like their creamed mushroom canapés Most of all I like their very affordable prices and extensive range of cabinet foods Great for a quick bite to eat while shopping

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Thank Annaliese62
Thames, New Zealand
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Delicious hot coffee- my mocha was perfect! To be asked if I wanted sugar or not was considerate too. Great ice coffee too! Must try some of the baking next time I go,

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Thank Laura T
Basel
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308 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Stopped off in Thames for a quick lunch and our first pies in New Zealand. Very good lamb curry and butter chicken. Also enjoyed the chilled bottled ginger beer and lemonade. The interior of the café could be a bit nicer.

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Thank herebedragons
Falmouth, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Good range of Cabinet and Menu foods, very good for lunch and excellent Coffee. There is main street car parkinh or town car park nearby.

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Thank Lincoln J
Thames, New Zealand
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

We visit this cafe often. The food is good and the coffee fine, but I would mention that a refurbish and a clean is overdue, it just looks tired. A good paint job and a good tidy up would do wonders. The lock on the toilet is taped in place and salt and pepper containers are stored near the courtyard... More 

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1 Thank heath244
Thames, New Zealand
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Food for Thought embodies many of the qualities of good old fashioned NZ cafes. It almost harks back to the days of sliding trays as you took your sammies and lamington out of the cabinet and paid at the end when you ordered a pot of tea. However Food for Thought's owners long ago streamlined the service and provide lovely... More 

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1 Thank nigelcs2015
Thames, New Zealand
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Good to pop in either to take away or sit down. Can be very noisy at times. Choose your time to go.Service always pretty good but can get tight at the cashier desk

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1 Thank Gloria T
Thames, New Zealand
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 August 2016

Good food, new items appear often, and cheerful staff who go the extra mile. Could do with a repaint, though.

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1 Thank Eggettfayeggett
Thames, New Zealand
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Food for Thought is a very popular and busy eating place. The food is always to a high standard as is the service

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Thank dawnmcsea

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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 574 Pollen St, Thames, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Coromandel Peninsula  >  Thames
  • Phone Number: +64 7-868 6065

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?