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Sola Cafe

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

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  • 33
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  • 29
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  • 6
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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
Hip vegetarian cafe

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
Supriya K
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Arlington, Virginia
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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Best in the town. It offers variety of vegetarian choices, and is moderately priced. It also has good cakes and coffees.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We love this Café with the great Vegetarian food and welcoming feel. Always great food and service. We go down for the day just to eat here. (1.20 mins travel)

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Te Awamutu, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We were here for a late lunch and were impressed at the delicious-looking cabinet food. We had quiche, fritters, and a couple of cakes. The food -especially the superb quiche! - was excellent. A bit of constructive criticism for the owners: the service was a tad brusque and could use more warmth and friendliness or people will feel hesitant about... More 

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Thames, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Great vegetarian options. This a is vegetarian café so not meat, fish or chicken ( I say this because there are different types of vegetarians). The only downer is that the menu has not changed in years and I sometimes find the food quite bland. Their chai latte is the best I've tasted - mainly because they make their own... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We had lunch here on a Coromandal trip based on Trip Advisor recommendation and it certainly stood up to them. Tasty kumara pattie, moussaka and a delicious orange cake we shared with good coffee set us up well on the next leg of the journey

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Newton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

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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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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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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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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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?