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Sola Coffee Cafe

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7705 Lead Mine Rd, Raleigh, NC 27615-4829
+1 919-803-8983
Mon - Thu 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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52 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have been to Solas several times for coffee, but this was my first time there using their private meeting room that is available for groups. My book club met in the evening and had sandwiches and drinks. Silas also offers wine and beer; not sure about liquor.

Thank Patti F
Charlotte, North Carolina
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123 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Many coffee houses do fabulous coffee but offer lousy food-- sometimes vice versa. At Sola, you'll enjoy well-brewed coffees and lattes and tasty lunches with fresh ingredients. We appreciated the locally-baked breads on our tomato sandwich (an in-season specialty) and tuna sandwich. Each came with a choice of salad or chips. Note that there is a carry-out window, but you... More 

Thank Cassidy144
Raleigh, North Carolina
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848 reviews
395 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 403 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sola has become a much needed community meeting place and is often filled with people. As a business it has endured where others have failed. So it's doing something right. It's mainly a coffee house, a small step above the usual chains. The coffee is average - it's never served very hot, for example. It has a number of interesting... More 

Thank John M
St. Maarten-St. Martin
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

What America is missing is a sense a neighborhood and community. The local couple who dedicate their lives to this coffee house have created just that -- a meeting place with love, warmth, good products and affordable prices. Hats off to this former ministry couple turned entrepreneurs, John and Jeanne, who now provide a neighborhood place for Americans who appreciate... More 

Thank FredLawrence_NC
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

Sola is a wonderful place to eat, meet friends, and work. My family has gone to Sola since it opened in Raleigh. The donuts are always wonderful (one time we had a wrong order which were still yummy-- they replaced it with a larger batch of donuts) and the food is quality. Occasionally its hard to find seating-- but its... More 

Thank Hannah Elizabet... B
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Love having a cold tea and cookie! Sitting outside and drinking up the sun shine. Love this place so much. Guaranteed to always see friends at Sola.

Thank Charles C
Raleigh, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

We were looking for the right place for a surprise party and we found it! The hospitality, coffee, smoothies, tea and food were the best and the 30 guests had a fantastic time! Thank you Sola!

Thank pmah4444
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

Love this coffee shop. Everyone is so friendly and they truly care about your experience here. They constantly try new things to mix up the drink and food menu. We have been coming since they opened and enjoy it every time we come. It can get crowded during concerts and special events but that's what makes it fun!!

Thank Rhonda B
Raleigh, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

Always a joy to head for Sola. To start with the coffee drinks are wonderful - my favorite lattes here. Then there are all the wonderful dessert choices. And if that is not enough it could be a delicious sandwich or flatbread. And then there is all the great entertainment including the oh so much fun comedy trivia night, and... More 

Thank b0ehlert
Houston, Texas
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

Great coffee, warm and friendly vibes. Lots of variety on the menu. Staff was very helpful and nice. Will definitely go back. Nice alternative to chain coffee places.

Thank travuluv2014

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$3 - $13
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7705 Lead Mine Rd, Raleigh, NC 27615-4829
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: +1 919-803-8983
European style Raleigh coffee shop and cafe serving Counter Culture coffees & espresso, Rishi teas, craft beer and wine. Fresh breakfast, local ingredients, sandwiches, salads, Boars Head meats and cheeses, neapolitan style flatbread for dinner, fresh fruit & veggie smoothies, bakery, Homeland Creamery milk & ice cream. Live Music Friday and Saturday nights. Catering on and off site. Private Room.

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