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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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“brunch” (13 reviews)
“fish curry” (22 reviews)
“sliders” (14 reviews)
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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 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the best lunches I've had at a restaurant in a very long time. You must try the fish curry. It was so good I ate it way faster than is socially acceptable. Service was just superb, getting my meal and coffee...More

Thank Adam C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Recently had a business meeting here and an excellent fish curry - simply outstanding. Very good value for money and good service. Don't go anywhere else in Thames for lunch. Highly recommended.

Thank Parkhill2
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Had a group lunch here with friends. Had a bit of a wait as we were a large group. But worth the wait as lunch was delicious. Coffee was hot and very good. Well worth a visit. Have a side room for groups which is...More

Thank 2014angela52
Reviewed 12 June 2017

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

1  Thank TimP2012
Reviewed 30 May 2017 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 23 May 2017

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
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Restaurant Details

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