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Melbourne Cafe

$$ - $$$Cafe, European,
715 Pollen Street, Thames 3500, New Zealand
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (15 reviews)
“fish curry” (28 reviews)
“sliders” (18 reviews)
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Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
715 Pollen Street, Thames 3500, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Food here was superb. We had lunch, both meals delicious. Coffee very good too. Nice to be welcomed with a friendly smile. Great spot for a relatively small town.

Thank Papaw19
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped over for a late lunch thinking on Waitangi Day we would be out of luck but thy were still serving and we had an excellent lunch - we had the special which was a type of pulled beef in a roll - it...More

Thank mjnaylor8
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fantastic and inovative menu. Waiting staff, efficient and cheerful. Meals arrive in a short time and were delicious. Pity we don't live nearer to visit more often. But provided a great start to our holiday.

Thank flower081
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good service, good selection and variety of food, it was busy and that’s what enticed us to go in, we got the last table. Pleasant friendly staff, fresh very hot food served promptly, just the ticket.

Thank Jakeal82
Reviewed 1 week ago

Came for breakfast, my god it was worth it. My wife had granola, and I had fried potatoes with cherry tomatoes, chorizo sausage, red onion tomato relish topped with 2 poach d eggs, heaven. A pot of good tea, and plenty of it. We left...More

Thank Ken H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Busy busy busy. And that is always a good sign. Great food, especially the fish curry, good coffee and fantastic service from the moment we walked in. If visiting Thames again we will be back.

Thank Ian G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ten family members recently got together from Australia, Hawkes Bay, Auckland and Thames to celebrate our mother's birthday. We all enjoyed our meals - no complaints there. We had had a café staff member make and ice a birthday cake, so asked a waitress to...More

Thank roadtripper41
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great cafe with good coffee (very important!) and a great lunch selection. Service is also excellent and quick. This seems to be the twin hub for meet ups and business lunches too.

Thank Richard H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for lunch and was delighted with our food. Husband had something with pork and prawns which he said was yummy and I had a haloumi and garden vegetable salad which was delicious and possibly the most colourful meal ever!My individual carrot cake with...More

Thank sookee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice trendy cafe felt like being in Melbourne. Good coffee and friendly service. Not your average breakfast menu. No Wi-fi so you actually get to talk.

Thank 123LS
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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
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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