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Sola Cafe

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720 Pollen Street, Thames 2801, New Zealand
07 868 8781
Today
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Fri 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 7:30 am - 4:00 pm

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  • 30
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 0
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great breakfast

I had a breakfast panini one morning and their own muesli another. Both were excellent. As throughout New Zealand, the coffee was wonderful. Very pleasant experience sitting at a street side table.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
chopsgma
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Newton, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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64 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Newton, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

I had a breakfast panini one morning and their own muesli another. Both were excellent. As throughout New Zealand, the coffee was wonderful. Very pleasant experience sitting at a street side table.

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Thames
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I went to Sola for a change. Not being a vegetarian I tend to go more to the other Cafes in Thames for lunch. However I was very pleasantly reminded that the food is as excellent now as it was the first time I visited several years ago. There's a busy and upbeat atmosphere, with friendly and non intrusive service.... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Food was delicious and there was a huge range available. We had two meals and an awesome specialty herbal tea, which was all delivered with a smile and promptly eve though they were flat out. Would definitely go back!

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Thames, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I'm not even a Vegetarian (I live for meat), but I'm addicted to this cute little café and their food. Fantastic food, fantastic people, fantastic atmosphere and best café latte or flat white your money can buy. A must do.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Came here for breakfast with my two young children. I tracked it down through my Happy Cow app, which tells me where to find vegetarian restaurants. I couldn't believe how busy it was, considering how quiet the rest of the town was! It was a bit hectic. However, the staff were doing a great job under pressure. The service was... More 

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Auckland
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254 reviews 254 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

I asked a local where I should go for a healthy lunch and I am pleased they suggested Sola cafe. I wasn't that hungry so ordered a savoury muffin. It was fantastic- large and very tasty. The staff were friendly and the atmosphere welcoming. A good selection of food for next time

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Schenectady, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

We wanted to try this place given its good reviews on Trip Advisor. We were "greeted" by a Penn Jillette lookalike with a very sour and smarmy attitude. We ordered the berries, yoghurt and muesli which was just thrown together in a bowl with no care or thought. Berries were bitter and obviously of the frozen variety. My scrambled eggs... More 

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Based upon review from Tripadvisor we made our stop in sole café for a coffee and cake. I must agree with the rest of the reviews. They are friendly. They make good coffee. And the cake we had was ok.

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Auckland NZ
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60 reviews 60 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

Always our favourite haunt in Thames in fact we quite often take the hour drive from Auckland just to visit Sola. The staff are consistently, friendly and welcoming and the vegetarian/vegan food they serve is superb, great coffee too. Look forward to the next visit.

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Viola, ID
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

Wonderful, urban cafe in the middle of a small town. Fresh soups, salads and bakery items are all well done and lovely. Comfortable atmosphere with outdoor tables in the summer.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 720 Pollen Street, Thames 2801, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Coromandel Peninsula  >  Thames
  • Phone Number: 07 868 8781

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Vegetarian
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?