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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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Hamilton, New Zealand
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

A delightful cafe in the main street of Thames. Humming with people even on a Monday when I visited! Very friendly helpful staff who care about you. Food delicious! Try the red lentil kumara and coconut soup. Large plateful served with wholegrain toast and the apricot and caramel nut muffins. Prompt service in spite of nearly being full. received my... More 

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1 Thank alanmargcampbell
Thames, New Zealand
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Great service and consistently good coffee. Best scrambled eggs and mushrooms in town. My favourite place for breakfast.

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1 Thank acrhcjuby
Whangamata, New Zealand
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64 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Great to see a cafe being opened in the late afternoon. Enjoyed nice coffee and a great carrot cake with friends. Clean and tidy.

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1 Thank Marie-Louise N
Hamilton, New Zealand
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30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

A favourite with our family. This place is a Thames institution and as such it can be difficult to get a seat at mid day. Lovely vegetarian food. My husband loves his meat, but the food is so inviting at Sola he doesn't miss it. We enjoyed a light fluffy egg omelette, which we shared on this visit along with... More 

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Thank Briar03
Waihola, null, New Zealand
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74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

Popped in and had a delicious coffee and took forever to decide which yummy treat to have! Finally decided on a tart plum jam pie which tasted as nice as it looked! Little cafe with lovely atmosphere.

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Thank Louise O
Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand
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57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 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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145 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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

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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, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?