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Sola Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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720 Pollen Street, Thames 3500, New Zealand
+64 7-868 8781
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
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If you want good home made delicious & nutritious food dont drive past, call in well worth the visit. Sit in the outdoor area and listen to the birds melt your worries away.

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Thank Lynette A
Ohaupo, New Zealand
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41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

GET IN TO THE DATE AND ORANGE SCONES, Delicious and moist, great staff very friendly, just a struggling café in NZ. with a delicious scone. worth the trip alone

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Thank Graeme C
Thames, New Zealand
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016

Have visited a few times with friends who love their coffee and they are pretty keen. Their hot and iced chocolates are pretty good. But I'm afraid their foods don't appeal. They are vegetarian so limited in choice. Sadly I have yet to experience something I enjoy so have convinced the friends that we go elsewhere

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Thank gorgle
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016 via mobile

Best coffee ever! We were just passing through and had just eaten but the menu and food coming out looked amazing!! Will be back one day soon to try food. Also friendly staff ☺

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Thank Rebecca C
Thames, New Zealand
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

Been here a few times now for really good coffee (latte's are double strength) and large caramel and macadamia nut cookies. You have a choice of sitting indoors or out on the pavement with some wind and sun shelter. The cafe is concrete-floored with artworks on the walls here and there, and orangey-brown cosy enough decor. The chairs are unpadded... More 

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Thank Craigbeep
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

This place is so welcoming and nice! The staff are super friendly and they have a great variety of food to suit anyone's needs! The waitress (think her name was Dale? Or Dailey?- dark hair tied back) was wonderful! She went above and beyond for us and made the visit so lovely! Thank you! We visited on the 25th of... More 

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Thank Jodie M
Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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69 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

The coffee is always the vital starting point. Great barista. The food was great and the place has an excellent vibe. I would recommend to anyone.

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1 Thank Tim B
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

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

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2 Thank Grant M
Thames, New Zealand
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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.

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1 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.

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Thank Ganeli

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, New Zealand, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids
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
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: +64 7-868 8781

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