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“Still no. 1”
Review of Sophie Cafe

Sophie Cafe
Ranked #2 of 1,483 Restaurants in Odessa
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French, Italian, Ukrainian
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: The elegant Sophie Cafe is located on the ground floor of the Frederic Koklen hotel. With a classical contemporary style and tranquil views over Odessa's old city center, Sophie Cafe provides a vibrant setting to indulge in a wide range of European and local dishes. An extensive wine list offers labels covering a mix of local, New and Old World wines, with numerous selections available by the glass.For those guests staying at the Frederic Koklen, the Sophie Cafe offers a relaxing haven. Here, guests can enjoy complimentary delicious breakfast, coffee, light snacks, desserts, dinner and evening cocktails. Every evening live piano music adds a relaxing atmosphere.Hours: daily, from 7.30 am to 11 pm.
Reviewed May 30, 2014

I'm visiting 'Sophie Cafe' the 3rd year - and I've to say, despite Odessa has better restaurants than Kiev or any other city in Ukraine, Sophie Cafe still deserves the No. 1 rating in TA.

It's a 5 minute walk from city center, located in a quite street. During summer they have a very nice terrace where you can enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner. No, it's not a place to see and to be seen, it's more a romantic spot to visit as a couple or with some friends.

Everything is of highest standard, the linen, tableware and especially the service. In Ukraine it's rare to find a waiter with a smile, somebody who knows about the dishes, can recommend.

The food itself is very good, some dishes like the 'Oliver a la Chef' innovative. We also like the pate of fois gras. The Osso Buco is as it should be, soft and tender. But also the Italian dishes like the Risotto are surprisingly tasty. They make their own lemonade, which isn't too sweet.

Prices are very good for the quality served. With 2 people (without alcohol) you hardly cross the 500 Grivna (US$ 40).

I can't recommend this restaurant high enough.

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Thank HONkiev
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Reviewed March 19, 2014

If you are staying here, eating in the restaurant is worth it. Very well prepared and presented. During some periods, it may not be as well patronized as other places but it is very well staffed and worth the short detour from the main pedestrian zones.

Thank Chris C
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Reviewed March 6, 2014

This is my third visit to this restaurant and it never stops to surprise me. The food is really good, but what I would like to specifically address is the service. The level of service at this place coming from absolutely everyone is at part with the of the most famous restaurants of the world. It's certainly comparable with places like Picasso's in Vegas or similar. I hope they continue in the same direction and will remain the best service place in Odessa.

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1  Thank zhenya
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Reviewed March 1, 2014

This is a quality restaurant, belonging to a hotel but so open late but with it's own entrance. Went 3 times and nearly always empty. But don't let this put you off!
Menu small but interesting with some new items. Bread good, service ok.
The food was of high quality, not expensive by Western standards - this was a restaurant well worth a visit.

Thank witston
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Reviewed January 7, 2014

Dining at Sophie Cafe was a fantastic experience. Most importantly, the food was delicious. The restaurant also had a good selection of wines, which has been difficult to find in Ukraine. Service was very attentive and accommodating. I highly recommend this restaurant. I have been there twice and really enjoyed both experiences. I look forward to returning to Odessa and visiting Sophie Cafe again.

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Thank Fitzdrum
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