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720 Pollen Street, Thames 2801, New Zealand
07 868 8781
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Ranked #6 of 31 Restaurants in Thames
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Fri 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Cuisines: Vegetarian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Auckland
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250 reviews 250 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

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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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

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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Thames, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Enjoyed brunch at Sola, a vegetarian kumara and feta upright frittata styled thing with beetroot salad. To die for! Always soooooo good, hard part is choosing. Real, friendly genuine, laid back place. Love it. Always good coffee.

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tauranga
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71 reviews 71 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

always good, and has been for quite some time in an area that has seen much change and increase in options

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Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The brekkie at this lovely little cafe was beautiful, creamy mushrooms to die for yum. Staff were very welcoming nothing was to much trouble. A busy friendly place to enjoy a Sunday morning, would defiantly recommend :-)

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London, United Kingdom
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95 reviews 95 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Popped in for breakfast during the Saturday market and to shelter from cold, driving rain. Great selection of food & well-labeeled so youcould easilysee the gluten free, dairy free options. I thoroughly recommend the homemade toasted muesli, warmed winter fruits compote and greek-style yoghurt. Long black was a good one too. Hadn't realised it was a vegetarian cafe until we... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This is one of my favourite cafes not only for the best coffee but the great food. The only negative is it can get too busy. Staff are friendly and has a nice vibe.

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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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