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“eating out in Essen” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Solo

Cafe Solo
Kennedyplatz 6, Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Ranked #135 of 582 Restaurants in Essen
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Perth, United Kingdom
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“eating out in Essen”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

What a great place to have a Coffee and a bit of lunch at the Solo Restaurant in Essen Centre. The salad bar is well presented and you can help yourself to as much salad as you want. The food is well cooked and is with you in a very short time. Staff are very polite and helpfull without being to much in your face. I have used Cafe Solo several times and I have never been disappointed

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
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English first
Poole, United Kingdom
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335 reviews 335 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
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183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
“Good value buffet”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

We visited this restaurant for brunch. It is in a pedestrian area so you have to find parking and walk there which is fine.

There is a huge outside seating area, probably as much as inside and there are umbrellas and blankets to keep you warm.

The waitress was friendly and let us choose our table and we selected one by the window.

They serve the drinks and you have to order these from the waitress but everything else is self service and you can have as much as you like and go up as often as you wish. It is a set price per person of around 7 Euros and good value.

The buffet included rolls, croissants, cereal, fruit, yoghurt, cold meat, cheese, tomatoes, cucumber, onions, jams and also cooked breakfast which was on a hot plate.

The bacon and scrambled eggs ran out very quickly and it seemed to take ages for them to replenish it. Later the manager came over and explained that they had a problem in a kitchen and needed to go to another building to do the cooking and this was causing the delay.

The atmosphere is nice and the music is not intrusive so you can chat easily.

The toilets are at the far end of the restaurant and down some stairs and you have to be careful as you come back and go through the door into the restaurant as there is a step which would be easily to fall over as it is not obvious. Toilets were clean and tidy as they were attended.

Well worth a visit and very good value buffet. I would recommend trying this place and it is popular as it was fairly full on a Wednesday morning.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Velden am Woerthersee, Austria
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“The coffee is good and the terrace is nice.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

I usually have coffee there when I am in the area. It is located in the main pedestrian zone next to the big cinema. Service has always been nice, the coffee good, the beer cold, and the prices moderate. The interior is modern but in a down to earth way, and the music is not too loud, good for having a chat as well. There is a separate smoking area with a glass wall and door, but you smell it a bit in the non smoking section as well. In summer there is a nice outside area perfect to sit and watch the world go by. Only bummer is there is no WiFi.

Visited June 2012
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Limerick, Ireland
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Nice food, service slow”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

Food is nice and restaurant in good location in Kennedy Platz, menues in English too, good value food but service slow and wait time for food very long, nice outdoor seating area for summer months to watch world go by.

Visited September 2011
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