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Sola Cafe

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720 Pollen Street, Thames 2801, New Zealand
07 868 8781
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Today
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, Seating, Takeout

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  • 46
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 0
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  • 2
    Terrible
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
Savoury muffins...YUM

I went here with my mother who raved about the savoury muffins. I don't like to admit it, however she was right. Delicious! And the coffee is good too

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
krispie41
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I went here with my mother who raved about the savoury muffins. I don't like to admit it, however she was right. Delicious! And the coffee is good too

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Thank krispie41
Amberley, null, New Zealand
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I loved this place. The food was lovely and it has a 'pay it forward' blackboard that allows patrons to contribute towards others who cannot afford a treat or who need a pick me up.

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Thank Sharon C
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great service coffee and muffins . I loved that you can pay forward for coffee for someone random to make their day. Great initiative.

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Thank janklausen
Silver City, NM
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This cafe is golden! The food is organic and exquisite. Their business practices are sterling! If you are in Thames, do Not miss this one!!!

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Thank Marilynn F
Hamilton New Zealand
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93 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyable English Breakfast Tea: lovely latte: marvellous savoury muffin and best EVER bagel with cream cheese and strawb jam. Very, very happy with the service, the food and the venue. This place well deserves its 2015 TripAdvisor award.

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Thank lesleychr
Antequera, Spain
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If your a vegetarian or gluten free its a great place. For me I didn't like the food I found it overpriced and tasteless. The tea was ok though. It seems to be an iconic place but I don't know why!

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Thank tutupointe
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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58 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Sola Cafe is a quite remarkable establishment and a must for vegetarians. Its also an extremely interesting experience for non vegetarians. We made the mistake of popping into the Sola in the throng of a Thames Market Day and ordering sausages, bacon and eggs at the first breakfast restaurant we could find! We were very quickly put into the... More 

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Thank John M
Auckz
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166 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've eaten here several times over the years and never ever noticed ...... Place is Vegetarian?? I looked for fish n chips .... no .... bacon and eggs .... eggs yes ... bacon ...no !! But the food is so GOOD you don't even notice!! And wonderful coffee (and iced coffee too!!)

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Thank PureManky
Brisbane, Australia
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wowser this place is really nice, the atmosphere, food and coffee is exceptional. The service was friendly and smiles all round, loved it . Would highly recommend this place to anyone wanting a value for money meal. Thanks again +++++ service.

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Thank Andrea M
Hastings, New Zealand
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Not always easy to find a real good coffee, but today we did. Awesome in fact. Highly recommend it. The food looked good too but we didn't try it.

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Thank briggy1963

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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?