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Calvathy Road, 1rst Floor | 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, Breakfast, Brunch

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  • 37
    Excellent
  • 20
    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
$1 - 60 Rupees Buys An Excellent Meal

Although a bit distant from the center of Fort Kochi (Princess Street) the Solar Café is well worth a visit. If you are visiting some of the Kochi Biennale sites, Solar Café is located just beyond the Pepper House Café and is across the street from the ferry to Ernakulam. Set in a renovated... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
ScottInIndia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Although a bit distant from the center of Fort Kochi (Princess Street) the Solar Café is well worth a visit. If you are visiting some of the Kochi Biennale sites, Solar Café is located just beyond the Pepper House Café and is across the street from the ferry to Ernakulam. Set in a renovated building that once probably housed a... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Maybe it's local tradition But the rice of the thali was tasteless and overcooked and the stuff around was not nice either. Beautiful place though , with big booming subwoofer playing chill music.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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50 reviews 50 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Right opposite the ferry station, I wanted to have a coffee before catching the ferry. Excellent filter coffee (the menu says organic).

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Hampshire, UK
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

A great little cafe, about a 5/10 mintue walk from the Chinese Fishing Nets. Really friendly staff and an open kitchen where you can watch them cook. The Thali and fruit was so tasty, and a unique dish which I hadn't tried elsewhere. The cheese and veg rolls are amazing, you have to try these, the description on the menu... More 

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Caxias Do Sul, RS
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69 reviews 69 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Beautiful house, full of books, with good and honest Thali and cool drinks. They offer a variety of organic fruit and vegetables. You can get a table by the window and feel the ocean breeze even in a very hot day. The team who works there is super friendly and it's a very pleasant place to spend a couple of... More 

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New Delhi, India
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The food is fantastic, the cheese and veg roll was an absolute highlight! The girls enjoyed the tomato and cheese sandwich. But their ginger and mint fresh lime soda - sublime after a hot walk around the Spice Market!

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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225 reviews 225 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
238 helpful votes 238 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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3 helpful votes 3 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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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 5
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, 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?