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Sola Cafe

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720 Pollen Street, Thames 3500, New Zealand
07 868 8781
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Fri 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Relaxing place to stop for a coffee. Good muffins and friendly staff.. good place to drop into when going through Thames

1 Thank Grant M
Thames, New Zealand
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Sola had become tired, and a exciting change has taken place, new owners, food cabinet looked spectacular, I am not vegetarian but could have been easily tempted with the fresh display. Coffee was great as usual served by the same Barista.

Thank bite2013
Paeroa, New Zealand
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

Partner had iced coffee and said it was the worst he had ever tasted. Was all ice and no flavour. We had called in here a few months ago and the iced coffee was delicious. Not sure what happened today. I had a mochachino and this was very flavoursome.

Thank Ganeli
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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169 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

None of our group are vegetarian, nor ever will be, so Sola was something we thought we would try for something different, and what we had, we really enjoyed. The setting was lovely with a great atmosphere and life to it. The service was very good, and the food was enjoyed by all members of our group. The coffee was... More 

Thank john j
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Awesome breakfast! Gf, df, vegan & more. Best breakfast I've had so far in NZ! Friendly staff, food so good I bought lunch to take away 😊

Thank Meredith H
Melbourne, Australia
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

Well usually I see Vegetarian Cafe and keep walking, but this place is great and keeps me coming back for more. On Saturday mornings they sell the best bread from in front of the cafe at the Thames Market. I love my coffee and they make it well. Always a smile and bit of a chat as well.

Thank ascval
Hamilton, New Zealand
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

A delightful cafe in the main street of Thames. Humming with people even on a Monday when I visited! Very friendly helpful staff who care about you. Food delicious! Try the red lentil kumara and coconut soup. Large plateful served with wholegrain toast and the apricot and caramel nut muffins. Prompt service in spite of nearly being full. received my... More 

Thank alanmargcampbell
Thames, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

Great service and consistently good coffee. Best scrambled eggs and mushrooms in town. My favourite place for breakfast.

Thank acrhcjuby
Whangamata, New Zealand
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64 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

Great to see a cafe being opened in the late afternoon. Enjoyed nice coffee and a great carrot cake with friends. Clean and tidy.

Thank Marie-Louise N
Hamilton, New Zealand
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30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016

A favourite with our family. This place is a Thames institution and as such it can be difficult to get a seat at mid day. Lovely vegetarian food. My husband loves his meat, but the food is so inviting at Sola he doesn't miss it. We enjoyed a light fluffy egg omelette, which we shared on this visit along with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, New Zealand, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 720 Pollen Street, Thames 3500, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Coromandel Peninsula  >  Thames
  • Phone Number: 07 868 8781

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?