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Sola Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
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720 Pollen Street, Thames 3500, New Zealand
07 868 8781
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Fri 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Thames, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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61 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank Briar03
Waihola, null, New Zealand
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73 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Popped in and had a delicious coffee and took forever to decide which yummy treat to have! Finally decided on a tart plum jam pie which tasted as nice as it looked! Little cafe with lovely atmosphere.

Thank Louise O
Schwabisch Hall, Germany
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This cafe has become a regular place to meet friends and family in Thames. The staff are usually very friendly, even if it gets a little crowded and busy at times. The gluten free muffins are delicious and the coffee is reliable and satisfying.

Thank Annaliese62
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My go to place when I visit Thames so I'm far from a regular but have been going periodically for more than 5 years. I felt the service was a little lacking, and the food had dropped a notch or two since my last visit in February this year. I'd seen this place advertised for sale on Trademe so perhaps... More 

Thank jeedho
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

Excellent wholesome food and coffee is probably the best in the thames township. The service was a bit slow both times we were there and the tables were not cleared as quickly as one would like as we were sitting in others dirty dishes for some time. That aside the food is good and staff friendly.

1 Thank Maureen C
Auckland, New Zealand
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

We stopped in here for lunch on our travels. The risotto was good. The coffee was very good. The moussaka was excellent. The chocolate brownie was a life-changing spiritual experience!

2 Thank wilbur101
Hamilton, New Zealand
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114 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

Okay, I admit I was doubtful about visiting this cafe as I have tried some ghastly 'healthy' food in other cafes. But the food here is fantastic! Even my fussy granddaughter was happy. Lovely staff. I will definitely visit it again next time I am I'm Thames.

Thank Sandra R
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93 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

We had a morning coffee and cake here and thoroughly enjoyed it. They cater for vegetarians, vegans and gluten free. Hard part was deciding what to have! Would definitely come here again!

Thank travellover2010_23

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cafe, Vegetarian, Vegan, New Zealand, Gluten Free, European
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children
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?