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Solar Cafe

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Calvathy Road, Near Customs Ferry | Just in Front of Customs Ferry, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
+91 98460 42881
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8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Kerala, India
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 

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Sydney, Australia
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101 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

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Thank curioster
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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. :)

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Thank Dayne S
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

Being very close to were we stayed we tried this place for one of our lunches and were glad to do so. The veg meals served in thali were very delicious and a great value for money. Every thing was very fresh and served with a smile.

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Thank Sandra K
Northern England
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76 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

Just had a delicious lunch here at the Solar Cafe. The food was great - we had a thali and some lovely spicy tuna. The food was better than other food we have had in wishes places in Kochi and a fraction of the cost. Everything is freshly prepared, and there's a lovely atmosphere here, lots of folk in chatting... More 

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Thank GediNorth
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

The food is simply amazing here. The kitchen is seen. The taste is mixed of lil spicy to no spice. Their pumpkin 🎃 soup is tangy and hot. Their steamed veggies and fruit boutique are must have..

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1 Thank Raghu V
Biggar, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

The Lonely Planet book suggested the Solar Cafe was worth a visit. It didn't disappoint. We had breakfast there. A lovely fruit smoothie, coffee and French toast. We sat in a window seat (cafe Is upstairs) and watched the world go past. Worth a visit!

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3 Thank BarbaraAllison88
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

Solar Cafe is just across the Ferry Dock on the 1st floor. Their USP is farm fresh and organic produce. I had a vegetable soup which was freshly made (I heard the blender and could see the preparations in the kitchen). A huge bowl served with slices of brown bread! We also had an open faced vegetarian sandwich which was... More 

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1 Thank Donna_Elle
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

The fruit and vegetables are from their own source in the mountains. everthing is delicious and freshly prepared.

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2 Thank Rogier K
Chennai (Madras), India
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130 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is really a amazing one, we had a dinner at this restaurant, it is simply superb, the way they arranged the chairs and tables, everything is perfect, the dishes are also good, I ordered french fries and a cold coffee, it is really good, the restaurant is well Air-conditioned, the floors are tidy and clean, overall we had... More 

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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
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Seating
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?