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Solar Cafe

Bazaar Road | Customs Ferry, Calvathy Road, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
+91 98 46 042881
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Ranked #24 of 466 restaurants in Kochi (Cochin)
Price range: $1 - $3
Cuisines: Café
Good for: Scenic view
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Good for: Scenic view
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26 reviews from our community

92% Recommend
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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Udaipur, India
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We ate at Solar Cafe every day for a fortnight. The food is creative, fresh, tasty and healthy. Loved the carrot and beetroot wraps and the otada. The staff are efficient and pleasant. We borrowed their books and returned them which was also great. Though not on the main tourist streets its a charming old building. Highly recommended!

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Paris, France
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Since years I keep coming in Kochi. Today, for the 1st time I had my breakfast there and it was a very nice surprise. Spacious, well decorated, clean. Eggs plate served with bread and fruit was delicious. Raisonnable prices. Little advice : make some changes to the chocolate cake recipe, a way too dry.

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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

We had several meals at this terrific café in a nice, open upstairs space. The breakfast is great – brilliant porridge with spices and pomegranate seeds – and we also recommend the exotic pancakes and potato soup. Very friendly staff - we got there close to closing time one evening and they still served a great meal and weren’t at... More

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ramat hasharon
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

close to the ferry on the first floor you'll find a quiet excellent organic coffee place. Great atmosphere.good food. nice menu. WIFI working. The couple on my left were there for the third time. the young woman on the other side was also "a regular". she knew the menu and ordered without looking at the menu. If you are a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

This is a really good place for a rest after a long day of trooping to all the attractions. The juices are served beautifully, and the food is OK. It might have been a good idea to put the tables directly underneath the fans, but as it is it's a bit hot. Try the sandwiches, they are quite nice.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

We found this place on Lonely Planet Guide , and stopped to have breakfast. Really good coffee , the place is big , nice and clean , the staff is sweet , we went back every morning !!!! We really reccomend this place to hang out have breakfast , read ,and they have Wifi great place

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Freestone, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

I like the eel of the lace the attention to detail int he decor as well as all the delicious food I tried from the menu from Kerala specialties to oatmeal for breakfast. Good coffee. try the one with cardamom. Plenty of books to peruse. I sat at the table on the balcony and watched the coming and goings at... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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105 reviews 105 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

Stuck out on a slight limb and away from the main centre the Solar Cafe is conveniently positioned right next to the customs jetty for when you arrive/leave Cochin! Huge selection of books, salads very good but best of all was the fresh brown bread which was thick and light and just brilliant. Great service too.

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Paris, France
20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Stopped by this afternoon..had hummus and whole wheat toast, milk coffee..fresh juice..very very clean and they have a wonderful library ! Some amazing books and old classics. The owner, Farook, knows a lot about Kerala and was able to show me on a large map places to visit that I might like..he also let me borrow a book for a... More

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Tasty and inexpensive. Unpleasant location in general but no one else seems to have complained about it. I thought the masala tea and the scrambled eggs were especially good.

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