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Cafe Sol

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Mexican, American, International
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Sun Square, Rua Beijo de Mulata, Maputo, Mozambique
+258 82 223 3765
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most popular restaurent in Maputo

Café Sol has a casual feel and wonderful food and coffee! It is a perfect place to meet friends, take your family, have a business meeting or go alone for wifi access and yummy treats! It is my favorite restaurant in Maputo! I think it must be everyone's favorite, since I see everyone I know... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 25, 2014
Beth P
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Maputo, Mozambique
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Durban, South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Home of Mozambique's only locally roasted coffee, Cafe Sol also has a great variety of food that is hard to come by in Maputo. I loved the quesadillas. There is also a small garden with play equipment if you are with your kids.

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Maputo, Mozambique
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Café Sol has a casual feel and wonderful food and coffee! It is a perfect place to meet friends, take your family, have a business meeting or go alone for wifi access and yummy treats! It is my favorite restaurant in Maputo! I think it must be everyone's favorite, since I see everyone I know there!

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Athens, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Cafe Sol hosts excellent in-house roasted coffee and breakfast/brunch items (bagels!). Also offers delightful dinner options of which you can never go wrong. Also notable is the comfortable ambiance, friendly staff, and wonderful/unique outdoor seating.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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207 reviews 207 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Pretty decent enough selection of seafoods but not overwhelming. Shrimp dishes are a must try. For lunch or dinner, eat outside, with the sea air coming in. Service may be a bit slow because they always seem to be busy.

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Vilanculos, Mozambique
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Maputo gets hectic. I love to head a little ways from the downtown concrete jungle and chill out at cafe sol for a stellar atmosphere, great coffee, and great mexican food. It is a truely "good" etablishment with fairly traded coffee and products that help vulnerable producers. Also, the bulliten board always has helpful leads for things I didn't even... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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153 reviews 153 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

I dropped in for a coffee and cake as I had not been before. Great outdoor setting, family friendly. The menu looks interesting, Mexican, African, European choices of dishes. I got my coffee and a choc chip cookie instead of cake but it was good anyway! I will be back to try some of the mains which looked good on... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

We come here often like many expats and this is a very kid friendly restaurant with a sandbox, swings, and green space for kids to play in. The menu is slightly more Mexican inspired in my opinion and there is certainly room for innovation here. The menu is a bit limited but food is always consistent. The servers are always... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

I always make a point of eating at Cafe Sol for lunch or dinner when I'm in Maputo. Good selection on the menu and it is all cooked to order. I love sitting out on the terrace to enjoy the sea breeze.

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DC
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76 reviews 76 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Cafe Sol is a much frequented neighborhood coffee shop with a decent menu that offers local fare as well as some close but-not-quite-there North American recipes. The cafe has faced huge challenges in the past year with major road construction in the neighborhood being a complicating factor when one chooses where to eat in Maputo. The cafe staff are friendly... More 

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Maputo
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14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Cafe Sol is fun, beautiful, and has great food. It used to be a weekly favorite for any meal of the day, and I hear now they will soon have ice cream sundaes and pizza. Unfortunately it can take more than an hour to have one of the staff come back to the table, and I've waiting 40+ minutes just... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Sun Square, Rua Beijo de Mulata, Maputo, Mozambique
  • Location: Africa  >  Mozambique  >  Maputo Province  >  Maputo
  • Phone Number: +258 82 223 3765

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Mexican, American, International

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