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Calvathy Road, 1rst Floor | Just in Front of Customs Ferry, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
+91 98 46 042881
Today
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Good for:
Local cuisine

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  • 33
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
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  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Really great cafe

We really loved this place in 2012 and one of the first things we did in Kochi this time was to head back to this place.....it wasn't there! Well it was but not in the same building we last visited! They've moved to just about opposite Customs Jetty. The fresh juices are still as wonderful as... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 10, 2015
Ollossm
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Norwich, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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54 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Norwich, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
232 reviews 232 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
195 helpful votes 195 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We really loved this place in 2012 and one of the first things we did in Kochi this time was to head back to this place.....it wasn't there! Well it was but not in the same building we last visited! They've moved to just about opposite Customs Jetty. The fresh juices are still as wonderful as ever, the masala chai... More 

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Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Solar cafe is located just in front of the jetty to get to Kochi, a perfect sport to wait for the next boat or to seat and catch a break after visiting all the nearby attractions in a very friendly atmosphere. The menu offers lots of fresh and tasty meals. Several choices of thali at lunch time (veg, non-veg), great... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Went to Solar Café for an evening snack/early dinner with a lot of expectations based on the reviews read in Trip advisor. It was decent, but did not have a great choice in the menu. The sandwich was good and the salad was ok. The service was very prompt and the ambience was very clean.

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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Stumbled across this cafe while exploring and instantly loved the steep, interesting staircase. We just had to see what was at the top. More interesting things to look at and a simple delicious menu. Real wholemeal thick toast served with a large plate of interesting and yummy steamed veges. The staff super friendly and the whole place very clean. Will... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

great little café with a focus on organic and healthy food. I love the coffee here and the food is great too. Nice staff, nice books in the café. There are some very decent sea food dishes and brilliant and healthy smoothies that tasted delicious.

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New Delhi, India
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Owned, apparently, by 2 french sisters who also have a gorgeous cottage in the Kerala hills, this café would have its place in any metropolis. Great coffees, fresh and organic foods, sweet service and minimalist deco with a view.

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London
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Been here about three times in about five days it's on the second floor nice lay out free net plus lots of books to read Food been great good value a few locals there which is nice One can eat and watch the world go by

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Croston
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Up some stairs near the ferry jetty, this restaurant is an oasis of calm. Large wooden tables, thali at lunchtime, but a menu that offers a change from other places nearby, delicious scrambled eggs and the clams were actually one of the best dishes I had tasted in ages. Served with brown toast and salad, and washed down with a... More 

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Sydney, Australia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Opposite the ferry wharf, it's a bit out of the way but their cardoman coffee is BRILLIANT here! Served in a 1 & half cup French press, upstairs in an open plan room with no ceilings and an extensive library to browse through. Great atmosphere, great coffee, good food, good service and surprisingly not that busy!

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

If you like organic food (which is difficult to find in Kochi) the Solar cafe is a great place to eat. Try a nice salad or their yummy egg sandwich. The staff is a wonderful and the food of great value.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calvathy Road, 1rst Floor | Just in Front of Customs Ferry, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Kerala  >  Kochi (Cochin)
  • Phone Number: +91 98 46 042881

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 5
  • Cuisine: Café, Seafood, Continental, Healthy

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm

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