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Sola Cafe

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720 Pollen Street, Thames 3500, New Zealand
+64 7-868 8781
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07:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Fri 07:00 - 16:00
Sat 07:30 - 16:00
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Schwabisch Hall, Germany
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

This cafe has become a regular place to meet friends and family in Thames. The staff are usually very friendly, even if it gets a little crowded and busy at times. The gluten free muffins are delicious and the coffee is reliable and satisfying.

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Thank Annaliese62
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

My go to place when I visit Thames so I'm far from a regular but have been going periodically for more than 5 years. I felt the service was a little lacking, and the food had dropped a notch or two since my last visit in February this year. I'd seen this place advertised for sale on Trademe so perhaps... More 

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Thank jeedho
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

Excellent wholesome food and coffee is probably the best in the thames township. The service was a bit slow both times we were there and the tables were not cleared as quickly as one would like as we were sitting in others dirty dishes for some time. That aside the food is good and staff friendly.

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1 Thank Maureen C
Auckland, New Zealand
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

We stopped in here for lunch on our travels. The risotto was good. The coffee was very good. The moussaka was excellent. The chocolate brownie was a life-changing spiritual experience!

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2 Thank wilbur101
Hamilton, New Zealand
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142 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

Okay, I admit I was doubtful about visiting this cafe as I have tried some ghastly 'healthy' food in other cafes. But the food here is fantastic! Even my fussy granddaughter was happy. Lovely staff. I will definitely visit it again next time I am I'm Thames.

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Thank Sandra R
Melbourne
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93 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

We had a morning coffee and cake here and thoroughly enjoyed it. They cater for vegetarians, vegans and gluten free. Hard part was deciding what to have! Would definitely come here again!

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Thank travellover2010_23
Auckland, New Zealand
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

I love this cafe and have visited a number of times. The food is always delicious the staff are lovely and I do like that they have a pay it forward board. The teapot and cups are great can't say enough about this cafe so if you are in Thames look them up.

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Thank stinKiwi
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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108 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

Stopped in here recently after an overnight stay in Thames.. Ordered tea and coffee while we waited for our friends to join us. We went to order and could not find any bacon on the menu. After enquiring we were told it wasa a vegetarian cafe. We were disappointed and we thought it looked a great cafe. We could not... More 

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Thank Judith777
Canberra, Australia
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197 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

Very disappointed in the food and service was just so so . looks trendy but really low quality. all round . would not return or recommend

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Thank MartyDownunder
Waikanae, New Zealand
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87 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

Had a quick stop on the way back to the airport with our Boys , had a great lunch and enjoyed the food

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, New Zealand, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 16:00
Monday
07:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 16:00
Thursday
07:00 - 16:00
Friday
07:00 - 16:00
Saturday
07:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 720 Pollen Street, Thames 3500, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Coromandel Peninsula  >  Thames
  • Phone Number: +64 7-868 8781

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