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Melbourne Cafe

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$$ - $$$Cafe, European,
715 Pollen Street, Thames 3500, New Zealand
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (15 reviews)
“fish curry” (30 reviews)
“sliders” (18 reviews)
Closes in 11 min
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Hours
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
715 Pollen Street, Thames 3500, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The cafe space is nice, filled with boomers. My flat white was OK, definitely not 'Melbourne' - Thick layer of foam, coffee slightly burnt tasting, vague attempt at latte art. Had to be asked if I wanted a double (and was likely charged for it)....More

1  Thank CardinalNZ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Melbourne twice in one weekend. Firstly to buy desserts to take away for our dinner that night - lemon tart, and chocolate brownie - and they were delicious. The next day, friends recommended we meet them there for lunch, as it is...More

Thank Cadarnle
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I reckon we were instantly transported to Lygon Street or University Lane in Carlton, Melbourne. This place has hit the mark if it has tried to bring a little bit of Melbourne to Thames. What a really good area of the world to take anywhere....More

Thank John M
Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

The chicken salad was awesome just the right portion tasted so fresh. The cabinet near the front door was full of interesting cakes, slices, cheesecakes made on site.

Thank Denise M
Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

We have tried this place a couple of times. Whilst the food is pretty good, I find it overpriced for Thames and every time we go there the staff seem quite snobby. All my small requests they look at me as if I’m ask ng...More

Thank Monica B
Reviewed 23 March 2018

Went for lunch. Food was excellent. The menu just a little different than the ordinary run of the mill cafe. Very innovative. Delicious tasty food. Great value for money. Fresh fruit drinks and great coffee. Great service fast and efficient and staff friendly. Nice atmosphere.

1  Thank Brenda B
Reviewed 10 March 2018

Food here was superb. We had lunch, both meals delicious. Coffee very good too. Nice to be welcomed with a friendly smile. Great spot for a relatively small town.

Thank Papaw19
Reviewed 8 March 2018

We stopped over for a late lunch thinking on Waitangi Day we would be out of luck but thy were still serving and we had an excellent lunch - we had the special which was a type of pulled beef in a roll - it...More

Thank mjnaylor8
Reviewed 8 March 2018

What a fantastic and inovative menu. Waiting staff, efficient and cheerful. Meals arrive in a short time and were delicious. Pity we don't live nearer to visit more often. But provided a great start to our holiday.

Thank flower081
Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

Good service, good selection and variety of food, it was busy and that’s what enticed us to go in, we got the last table. Pleasant friendly staff, fresh very hot food served promptly, just the ticket.

Thank Jakeal82
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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, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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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