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Melbourne Cafe

$$ - $$$Cafe, European,
715 Pollen Street, Thames 3500, New Zealand
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (14 reviews)
“fish curry” (31 reviews)
“sliders” (18 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Hours
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
715 Pollen Street, Thames 3500, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 315 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely flavourful stuffed cabbage with Kimchi! Very creamy delicious fish curry! Can't fold this cafe as yet and keen to try all the exciting dishes on the outstanding menu.

Thank Julie B
Reviewed 4 August 2018

A buzzing cafe, tasty food, great coffee. It has become a favorite place to visit while in Thames. Staff friendly, helpful.

Thank DonnaVisser
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Melbourne big breakfast was great product, great variety, we'll cooked. The sausages were brilliant and the corned beef and leek were the standout. Chef cooks a mean poached egg. Omelette was light, fluffy and delicious, salmon the side not really needed, but a pleasant surprise....More

Thank Julie B
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

A really good spot. One of the few places that has decent heating in Thames, and great coffee! Try the small salted caramel and chocolate crackers, DELICIOUS! A nice roomy place and it has a bit more of a European feel than most places

Thank tillylamp
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

We stumbled across this while visiting Thames. Nearly everywhere else was closed so we were happy to find a nice quirky coffee shop open. Delicious coffee and a nice area to sit and read

1  Thank Leanne H
Reviewed 12 July 2018

We had tried to go there once before, but on entering it looked quite chaotic so we left. This time it seemed less so and we were served promptly at the counter. The interior design is industrial but it's done well and isn't cold and...More

Thank Ruby68641
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

Always a beautiful lunch here, always find it hard to go past the fish curry. Very lively place, can full up quickly as very popular

Thank carollQ396UV
Reviewed 11 July 2018

Three visits in three days - the food was outstanding; coffee and service excellent. Comfortable and warm on wet and windy days; an excellent range of magazines and newspaper to entertain.

Thank sallywk
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

If I am in Thames I head here for coffee no argument, But this is the first time for sit down food, with 4 colleagues. I was really worried about what to eat when I saw the menu, everything sounded yum! We had the days...More

Thank Brigid G
Reviewed 30 June 2018

I was working in Thames for a few days and almost every day called in here for a coffee or lunch. Excellent choices on the menu and in the cabinet and, best of all, friendly staff

Thank Liley2014
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 715 Pollen Street, Thames 3500, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Coromandel Peninsula  >  Thames
  • Phone Number: 0785683159
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