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Melbourne Cafe Restaurant

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) #1 of 36 Restaurants in Thames $$ - $$$ Cafe, European,
715 Pollen Street, Thames 3500, New Zealand
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
715 Pollen Street, Thames 3500, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a pleasant and welcome Cafe. Rode down from Auckland to meet up with some friends from Tauranga - what great please to meet. Service and Menu were really good as was the coffee. Some areas of the cafe could be a little drafty -...More

Thank TimP2012
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First time caller here, had a quick look in the cabinet for a bite to eat , nice looking food but certainly priced for the top end of the market. Settled on a large flat white and green tea. Flat white came in a mug...More

Thank zone333
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mothers day family lunch. group of 5.Even though it was busy, the service was still very good, and the food was fantastic, I had the chicken dish, and would recommend it !

Thank thatcarguy
Reviewed 15 May 2017

I will start by saying it was the most delicious cappuccino I have ever enjoyed - better than Italy or Paris. You can taste the freshness of the cream. So good! The rest of the food was great too. Open restaurant, nice back patio for...More

Thank LivefromDC
Reviewed 25 April 2017 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...More

Thank Esther S
Reviewed 23 April 2017

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...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 17 April 2017

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
Reviewed 15 April 2017 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...More

1  Thank Relxyn
Reviewed 9 April 2017

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...More

Thank MattR224
Reviewed 3 April 2017

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...More

Thank PatGoulden
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
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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