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Sola Cafe Restaurant

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720 Pollen Street, Thames 3500, New Zealand
+64 7-868 8781
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good40%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (4 reviews)
“mixed salads” (2 reviews)
“moussaka” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
720 Pollen Street, Thames 3500, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an excellent cafe. It has a somewhat eclectic, bohemian feel to it. Comfortable, superb tea & coffee, very cheerful staff, and great food.

Thank RobinNewZealand
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Coffee is very good, orange and almond cake tasty and service friendly. The cafe is quite busy but the staff remains upbeat.

Thank Judith69
Reviewed 11 July 2017

On a winter's day this was the perfect spot for lunch with a friend. I love that I can feel normal here as they offer dairy and gluten free options. The tomato and leek soup was delicious, and huge kudos for having dairy free spread...More

1  Thank JudiRainbow
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Love stopping at this cafe. Always friendly, coffee is delicious and exactly to our liking. Food nourishing and warming. Atmosphere charming, friendly and helpful.

1  Thank Margo443
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

I LOVE Cafe Sola! Fabulous menu and fresh ingredients, a delight for a vegetarian like me to find. I recommend the Corn Fritters and the Ginger Crunch. A double whammy of goodness with an espresso (short black thank you) in a takeaway cup with a...More

1  Thank tillylamp
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Sola cafe provides good wholesome vegetarian food from a blackboard menu or from the counter. Their savoury muffins are delicious and their hot chocolates to-die-for!! They also have an icecream counter with yummy gelato and sorbet. The staff are quirky with fun "straight-up" commentary, makes...More

1  Thank Relxyn
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Stopped here for breakfast. Good menu and healthy choices. Food fresh and delicious. Staff friendly and helpful. Sat out on the footpath and watched the world go by. Would recommend.

1  Thank RosieB562014
Reviewed 6 April 2017

This is one of our favorite cafes in the main street of Thames with seats in the pavement to enjoy the atmosphere of this old gold mining town. The food is always great to go with a cappuccino or flat white coffee.

1  Thank EvanLewis
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

My partner and I had lunch at Sola Cafe and the staff member who served us was very friendly and knowledgeable about what our vegan options were. We ended up having a roasted vegetable panini, side salad and hummus, a couple of coffees and a...More

1  Thank chick-pea-222
Reviewed 11 March 2017

The folks at Sola will do their best to accommodate special needs/requests. The food was not super flavorful but we knew it was clean and wholesome. Much appreciated after long travels. The staff were extremely helpful and nice.

1  Thank greyhoundmamma
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Nearby Attractions
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.90 km away
Thames School of Mines and Mineralogical Museum
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.28 km away
Thames Historical Museum
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.16 km away
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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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