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Solar Cafe

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Cafe, Seafood, International, Healthy
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Near Customs Ferry, Calvathy Road, Fort Kochi | Just in Front of Customs Ferry, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
+91 98 46 042881
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8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 46
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lovely place with excellent food and service

Solar Cafe is truly a gem in Kochi. Located near the ferry, the place offers a wide variety of organic, yummy foods such as exceptionally good porridge with fresh local fruit and thalis, sandwiches and drinks with a good price. We ate at Solar Cafe many times a day for there wasn't a single... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Michel G
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Helsinki, Finland
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Helsinki, Finland
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Solar Cafe is truly a gem in Kochi. Located near the ferry, the place offers a wide variety of organic, yummy foods such as exceptionally good porridge with fresh local fruit and thalis, sandwiches and drinks with a good price. We ate at Solar Cafe many times a day for there wasn't a single dish in the menu we did... More 

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Thank Michel G
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The solar cafe uses home grown organic vegetables sourced from their property, the Lunar Gardens. This does mean that some options may not be available depending on what vegetables are available. But what they do have is always delicious and the fresh bread is amazing. The staff are very kind and the building itself is lovely. An excellent choice very... More 

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Thank Will R
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has a great view of the water and action on the customs jetty below, presuming you can get one of the private alcove tables. Thali for lunch is an unbelievable value!

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Thank David B
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here nearly everyday I was in Kochi. Amazing fresh food and delicious coffee! Highly recommend the traditional breakfast and mango lassi!

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1 Thank Marisa_Eliza
London, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very casual cute with good atmosphere. Very healthy . We came for lunch time drinks and the lassis were very tasty. It's a nice walk to here. Very relaxing atmosphere. The toilets were not very clean however.

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Thank Riccch
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great Christmas lunch in Solar Cafe, they gave us our own private section and the food and Lassi's were super. Big portions of organic healthy food.

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Thank Colin James S
London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

We just had a snack and drinks but it was refreshing and enjoyable. Good staff, lots of guide books and wifi to plan our next destination.

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Thank Emily M
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Get your fresh portion of healthy goodness at this nice and vibrant cafe. I tried some tea recipe and a nice homemade soup. Only to find me coming back the next day to see more of their kitchen. Service was great and with a smile. The place looks modern, clean and colorful. The food was relatively expensive, but for that... More 

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1 Thank RoyBro88
Manchester
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

I was recommended this place by another traveler, and I was not disappointed. The first visit I had a tomato cheese and basil salad with extra virgin oil it was gorgeous so fresh and tasty and a large serving! Second visit I had Thali 60 rupee! and it was so good! Will definitely be going back! It's very clean and... More 

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1 Thank Northx2
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

I found this place by accident as there were no public toilet near the ferry terminal. A local suggested I visit the cafe to use their toilet and have a meal or drink there. It had a rustic feel of old heritage and I was pleased with the ambience. I had a masala tea and it was across the road... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Near Customs Ferry, Calvathy Road, Fort Kochi | 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 4
  • Cuisine: Cafe, Seafood, International, Healthy

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?