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“Great menu and service”
Review of Sophie Cafe

Sophie Cafe
Ranked #10 of 1,369 Restaurants in Odessa
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French, Italian, Ukrainian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, 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.
Dhaka City, Bangladesh
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Great menu and service”
Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

We were staying in the attached hotel and ate here several times. They had a seasonal strawberry menu which was excellent - especially the salads which were fresh. I also had several of the homemade pastas which were really tasty. Staff was friendly and helpful. You can sit outside in front of the hotel and enjoy the street or inside, which is well decorated with AC and a piano player at night.

Visited June 2014
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Hebrew first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Odessa, Ukraine
Level 6 Contributor
1,053 reviews
538 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,547 helpful votes
“Still no. 1”
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.

  • Visited May 2014
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Seoul, South Korea
Level 5 Contributor
82 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Great Presentation”
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.

Visited March 2014
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Los Angeles, California
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“One of the best dining experiences I've had”
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.

  • Visited February 2014
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Leicester
Level 6 Contributor
172 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
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“Quality restaurant,”
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.

Visited February 2014
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