We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Calvathy Road, Near Customs Ferry | Just in Front of Customs Ferry, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
+91 98460 42881
Today
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

101 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 90: English reviews
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Me and my two friends went here for breakfast. Located near the Fort Kochi ferry this cafe is very quite and kudoos to the interior designing which is very simple yet elegant. I was wondering why they named it solar cafe and my friend rightly spotted that instead of electric lights they have removed some of the roof tiles for... More 

Helpful?
Thank Aravind S
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful thali for lunch, the fish & clams were fabulous! Clean and relaxed, a lovely restaurant to eat at

Helpful?
Thank Helena G
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved this place and visited a number of times whilst staying in Fort Kochi. Everything from the hot drinks - filtered coffee (plunger) or Masala Chai (Mug size), Lassi's 100R to the Fresh Thali lunches which are awesome value at 60R. The salads, masala, and chutney were very light and flavoursome but they were too big for me and... More 

Helpful?
Thank little-red-rocket
Bengaluru, India
Level Contributor
20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

freshly made food with 20-80% organic ingredients. quiet and relaxing environment. best eating option in fort area. Western menu is tasty compared to Indian menu. Thali is cheap and ok. Prefer western menu here. fruit juice, shake & Lassi are great. The only concern is too much oil in the food. i think, you should let them know before preparing... More 

Helpful?
Thank s0livagant
San Antonio, Texas
Level Contributor
23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the best meals I've had in India. The ingredients were fresh. The light flavors and ceiling fans were both welcome on a hot day. The service was quick and the portions quite generous. I would order the special thali again in a heartbeat.

Helpful?
Thank auswes11
Maastricht, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As a group of nine friends we went for lunch here after some sightseeing in fort kochi. Due to our busy schedule we didn't have much time and the owners of solar cafe were very accommodating! They made sure all of us could have lunch before our ferry left. The veg thali was absolutely delicious and the fruit dishes super... More 

Helpful?
Thank AnkeWiersma
Level Contributor
12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

Lovely food , friendly staff ,nice ambiance. Had clam curry with brown bread and salad . Worth visiting the place .

Helpful?
1 Thank Subha D
Kerala, India
Level Contributor
18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017

I stumbled across this cafe one day when I was waiting to catch the ferry across to town. What a great little find! I've been here twice, once for breakfast and once for lunch. The food and drinks were very good both times. The service is excellent. The place is very clean and has a lovely ambiance. It is located... More 

Helpful?
Thank AndalPunyakshi
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
101 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

Come here for awesome homey food. The poached eggs on homemade bread was so good as a break from curry items! The coffee wasn't terrible but nothing to rave about either. The open kitchen layout is great because you can see the food being made to order. The omelette wasn't what Westerners would think of an omelette (ie like a... More 

Helpful?
Thank curioster
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016 via mobile

Unreal food. Veg Thali is amazing. Go here it's really good. The people are as nice as the food. Try the water. :)

Helpful?
Thank Dayne S

Travelers who viewed Solar Cafe also viewed

 
Kochi (Cochin), Kerala
Kochi (Cochin), Kerala
 

Been to Solar Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4
Cuisine
Indian, Cafe, Seafood, International, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, 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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calvathy Road, Near Customs Ferry | Just in Front of Customs Ferry, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Kerala  >  Kochi (Cochin)
  • Phone Number: +91 98460 42881

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Solar Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?