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Sola Cafe

720 Pollen Street, Thames 2801, New Zealand
07 868 8781
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Ranked #4 of 26 restaurants in Thames
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Vegetarian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Virginia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

In a country well known for their free-range meats, a good selection of vegetarian fare is hard to come by. Sola Cafe was a welcomed find. Enjoyed the veggie stack with broccoli and bleu cheese. Their tomato salsa with cloves was a great topper. Gets very busy during lunch even in mid-week during the off season.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We were pleasantly surprised to have such a wide variety of vegetarian food. Many options were gluten free and or dairy free. The service was warm and friendly. Will definitely go back again on our next visit. Prices very reasonable as well. Little play area for children.

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Hamilton
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Great little cafe, and we come here regularly, kids area to play which is away from doors make mums life a lot easier and can actually drink their coffees like "normal" people and not stone cold! Great food with a good emphasis on where it is sought, lovely easy going staff who are attentive to detail and each add their... More

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Hamilton, New Zealand
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

We went here as a vegetarian friend had recommended it. It was during the Sat market so very busy, therefore the take away. A little bit of an alternative scene in Thames - will definitely go again

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Thames, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Good coffee and a delicious healthy food with some special treats available too. Always friendly and welcoming with a pleasant outdoor seating area out the back as well as the streetfront tables. Artwork displayed well and regularly changed adds interest and I am glad be a weekly regular. A great place to meet and chat in a relaxed and homely... More

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
Top Contributor
174 reviews 174 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014 via mobile

And the food is not bad either. Coffee is superb. I have only had brunch there - a number of times - and have always had just poached eggs on multi grain toast, and it is beautifully cooked and presented by friendly staff. The range of vegetarian dishes look great as do the cakes. Not uncommon to hear other patrons... More

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Thames, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

We always enjoy lunch or brunch at Sola. The place is usually busy with regulars and visitors. The coffee is usually good. It would be nice if they changed the menu sometimes though.

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Coromandel, null, New Zealand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

so awesome to always have vegetarian food on offer. can always rely on this place for anything from a good coffee to a filling wholesome meal

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

It might be that I was expecting too much, I planned my whole coromandal trip around coming to SOla. I've been a vegetarian for over 40 years but this place didn't really float my boat. Firstly I found the lack of paper menu difficlut with all the items scrawled randomly over a wall, I am short sighted so had to... More

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Thames, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Sola serves good coffee and a big range of vegetarian food. Had some very yummy meals here and would recommend. I'm not veggie but you would hardly even notice, the food is that tasty.

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