Issued 28th Jan 2023 and as at 7th Feb 2023 - The Coromandel has experienced a severe weather event, with a state of emergency declared on 3 Feb 2023. As a result, SH25a and the Tapu Coroglen roads have been closed. Some local DOC campsites are also closed. Please take care in and around the region and keep up to date through the following agencies. Driving times and routes can be found here.

Sola Cafe

Sola cafe is located in the heart of Grahamstown, at the North end of Thames in the Coromandel. It is a small bustling cafe which prides itself on excellent coffee, heavenly vegetarian fare and great service.


All the food is cooked on the premises with fresh top quality ingredients. It is warm and inviting in winter with interesting contemporary artwork on the walls. In summer there is Al fresco street dining or tranquil herb garden seating at the rear. Today most travellers are surprised and delighted to discover this gem of a cafe that combines innovative food, quality coffee, good local arts and a mix of people from all different sectors of the community in this small country town. A place where anyone and everyone can just enjoy.

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720b Pollen St
Grahamstown, Thames

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