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Sola Cafe

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720 Pollen Street, Thames 3500, New Zealand
+64 7-868 8781
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good41%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (4 reviews)
“mixed salads” (2 reviews)
“moussaka” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, Delicatessen, Healthy, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
720 Pollen Street, Thames 3500, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great coffee with my family in a beautiful summer afternoon. Reasonable prices and vegan options available. Highly recommended.

Thank Kate W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in here for a coffee whilst walking around the Thames Markets. Quant little cafe. Good selection of foods. Coffee was good too. Right in amongst the markets. Toilets available.

Thank Mark E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very laid-back and friendly staff in prettily decorated cafe. Slightly out of the centre but worth the very short walk.

1  Thank Yvonne O
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Cool vibe here! Went for the mushroom soup. Wonderful flavor and texture! Just perfect on a rainy day. Lots of options to choose from and superb coffee

1  Thank cafegeoff
Reviewed 7 October 2017

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

1  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.

1  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

2  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.

2  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

2  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
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Nearby Attractions
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Thames School of Mines and Mineralogical Museum
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 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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Only Vegetarian Cafe in Thames, Gateway to the Coromandel. We are located on Pollen Street, Grahamstown, northern end of Thames. Also offering Vegan, Gluten Free and Dairy free options.
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