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Melbourne Cafe Restaurant

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715 Pollen Street, Thames 3500, New Zealand
09:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Thu 08:00 - 17:00
Fri 08:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 16:00
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Sydney, Australia
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58 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Just had breakfast there and thoroughly enjoyed it. Soy cap was nice especially the foam (which is not always the case with soy) Had the mushrooms and ordered extra mashed avocado - oh wow ... love the mashed avo It was not busy due to ANZAC day Definitely would recommend it

Thank Esther S
Geelong, Australia
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510 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Hey guys, we are back in Melbourne, in Lygon Street. Look at the tram destination lists, see the arcade of shops. Hear the hiss of the coffee machine. This is a home away from home. Loved it. By the way, service good, food good, coffee good. Melbourne !!!!! Pity it rained so much while we were in town, but it... More 

Thank John M
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181 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was very good and creative--coffee superb (as in most of NZ)--great indoor and outdoor seating. Great for breakfast and lunch (had both)

Thank Erik B
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cafe Melbourne is a trendy cafe in an old industrial building, high ceilings, with open tables or bench seats along the walls. The food is fresh and fabulous with a comprehensive menu covering all tastes and delicious ready-made cabinet food. The beverage menu provides healthy smoothies or wonderful aromatic coffee. We really enjoyed our brunch and recommend this as a... More 

Thank Relxyn
Littleton, Colorado
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114 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's funny to hear kiwis say mexican foods. I had a chicken tortilla (no, don't say it how you want to, but the way where they sound like L's), but it was great. They accommodated Celiac dietary restriction with no issue and had a cozy seating area with kind of a modern coffee shop type feel to the restaurant. We... More 

Thank MattR224
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We called in to Thames on our way back from The Coromandel. We were impressed with the service and the cleanliness of the place. I had bagels with salmon.it was very nice but would have been better if the bagels had been toasted. My daughter had a burger and she was impressed with it. Iced chocolate yummy.

Thank PatGoulden
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ticks all the boxes for delicious fresh food, pleasant space and efficient, friendly service. I had the mushrooms and he had the omelette. I loved the home made pesto drizzle and he loved the sweet pickle surprise.

Thank Suzanne Y
Keswick, United Kingdom
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224 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

called here for breakfast on a beautiful sunny morning Bit different from what i remember of Thames some 10 years ago .Certainly improved .Aussie incomers who run this cafe doing a fine job and well worth a visit if you are near

Thank nedrow5791
Rotorua, New Zealand
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

To be honest food was kind of average not a lot of flavour in the breakfast we got and chai latte was very average, but the cafe itself is very cute and does feel like you're in the middle of Melbourne city, staff were friendly and food came out fast but that's about it.

Thank MowgliC
Pauanui, New Zealand
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96 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Visited Melbourne Cafe for coffee and cake recently. The coffee was great and the range of food on offer was so good it took a while to choose something. We settled on 2 x Cronuts which were really yummy. The staff were friendly and helpful too. Would highly recommend the Melbourne Cafe.

Thank GulfHarbourBadgers

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 715 Pollen Street, Thames 3500, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Coromandel Peninsula  >  Thames
  • Phone Number: 0785683159

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