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Sola Cafe

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

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A legend in it's own lunchtime!

Sola started the 'change of civilisation' in Thames when they opened in Grahamstown many years ago. Great coffee and service, a welcoming environment and yummy vegetarian food all contributed to making a cafe legend. Sola is 'the place to meet'. When I visit during a day I see more people that I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
nigelcs2015
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Thames, New Zealand
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Thames, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Sola started the 'change of civilisation' in Thames when they opened in Grahamstown many years ago. Great coffee and service, a welcoming environment and yummy vegetarian food all contributed to making a cafe legend. Sola is 'the place to meet'. When I visit during a day I see more people that I know in Thames than at any other venue.... More 

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Thames, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

All very enjoyable, Varitey of food offered was very good, all places we visited were clean and the staff were very helpful .

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Thames, Waikato, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Coffee is great, and an excellent range of vegetarian food - also gluten free, vegan etc - something for everyone unless you're a meat eater! If you're wanting a sweet treat you can't go pass either Rachel's Slice, or the Chocolate Cake - which has beetroot in it - so basically another vegetable serving!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Quirky and vegetarian- and I'm a meat lover...At first I couldn't find anything on the blackboard menu I liked the sound of but the place was full of satisfied looking diners and if was nice and warm on a very cold day. So I took a chance and ordered for the family and it was a delicious surprise! The broccoli... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

A vegetarian restaurant that is strong on integrity and values, this is a friendly place to eat and seemed to be packed with locals - a good sign I always think.

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Maroochydore, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Great food. Hubby had a frittata and salad and dad and I Brahe amazing Kumera fritter and salad. All very tasty. Beautiful pot of tea and for dads super sweet tooth a macadamia caramel fudge slice. Because of the acoustics of the old building it was hard for dad to hear while ordering and while the young lady was sweet... More 

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Bay of Plenty Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

stopped here for lunch with my mother, the hot chocolate was the best ever and our food lovely, particularly the sweets. Nice atmosphere.

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Thames, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

I was taken out for lunch for my birthday in March and ordered a vegetarian pizza. It was full of flavour with was spicy hot with jalepenos. Very delicious.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We always go here when in Thames. The food is great... coffee is wonderful and the ambience is fabulous too. Always great food in stock as well.

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We discovered this cafe by chance on our way back to Auckland from Coromandel on a busy long weekend . Being vegetarians, we were excited at the sheer variety of dishes that they served. I had a panini with a pesto, veggies and cheese filling while my husband had an enchilada. The panini was one of the tastiest I've had... More 

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Additional Information about Sola Cafe

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

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?