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“Delicious seafood”
Review of Cafe Sol

Cafe Sol
Ranked #19 of 165 Restaurants in Maputo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast
Nashville, Tennessee
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Delicious seafood”
Reviewed August 9, 2013

I always make a point of eating at Cafe Sol for lunch or dinner when I'm in Maputo. Good selection on the menu and it is all cooked to order. I love sitting out on the terrace to enjoy the sea breeze.

Visited October 2012
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
DC
Level 5 Contributor
89 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Cafe Sol gets a big thumb up”
Reviewed July 26, 2013

Cafe Sol is a much frequented neighborhood coffee shop with a decent menu that offers local fare as well as some close but-not-quite-there North American recipes.

The cafe has faced huge challenges in the past year with major road construction in the neighborhood being a complicating factor when one chooses where to eat in Maputo.

The cafe staff are friendly and helpful and quick to make you feel welcome. It helps if you speak some Portuguese, but you can get by with Portuenglish.

Closely connected to the community, it is easy to recommend Cafe Sol to anyone new or visiting the area.

  • Visited June 2013
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Maputo
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Keeps getting better”
Reviewed February 17, 2013

Cafe Sol is fun, beautiful, and has great food. It used to be a weekly favorite for any meal of the day, and I hear now they will soon have ice cream sundaes and pizza. Unfortunately it can take more than an hour to have one of the staff come back to the table, and I've waiting 40+ minutes just to get a check. 3 out of the last 4 times I visited I had to go inside to pay because I just don't always feel like spending my *entire* morning there. The wait-staff are friendly and superb, but they just need to circulate a lot more often (or at least walk to the door and look around to see if anyone is trying to get their attention)

Visited February 2013
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Decatur, Georgia
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Pleasant with good food”
Reviewed December 21, 2012

I had lunch in the enjoyable outdoor patio area. The service was good, the menu was easy to read, and the food was excellent. The main road nearby is under construction making getting to it difficult, but still worth it.

Visited December 2012
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Maputo, Mozambique
Level 6 Contributor
127 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Try the Turbo Bagel”
Reviewed December 12, 2012

This is a great place to spend an afternoon with a good cup of coffee, roasted and grounded right there. If you come during roasting process, you can smell the coffee miles away.
They have a great sandwich "Turbo Bagel" that is really good! I've never found that in US!
Good thing is that you can buy frozen bagels and take them home and have an american breakfast next day.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank JPratas
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