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“Don't miss this place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Cafe Carola - CLOSED

Cafe Carola
Cuisines: German
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating
Description: all day different kind of Breakfast's available, Lunch, Cakes and much more...Every Wednesday Live Music with different kind of Dinner'sand every Friday Chinese Food night!
Thun, Switzerland
2 reviews
“Don't miss this place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2013

Don't miss out on Café Carola! It's not in the center of Sàmara, but you can reach it in about 5 minutes from the center, or you can walk or take a taxi.
The food there is great, we ate there 3 times already and tried out different things and weren't disappointed once. Have yet to try the breakfast but I'm sure it's fantastic aswell. If you like chinese food, they usually serve that on Friday night, great authentic chinese food!
And Carola herself is a charakter, very funny lady and makes you feel very welcome.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank marycherry9
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Cali, Colombia
Level Contributor
22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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“Amazing food and service: get the German Breakfast!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2013 via mobile

Holy cats, mind blown. We started late today after a crappy sleep at Mariposa's made us quicken the process of finding a new place to stay. By the time we left to find breakfast it was 11am and we were famished.

It took about an hour to make our way to Cafe Carola after meandering across the beach, up a trail, through a small neighborhood, back down the trail and finally across a dirt path to the correct location. (Pro tip: don't try to shortcut along the beach!) We were hungry, tired, and generally not content.

But the day was about to take a radical turn for the better.

Immediately after sitting down, we were given menus and the German breakfast jumped out: meat, cheese, eggs, homemade bread, homemade jam, and butter. There was also a champagne version which I couldn't resist (tip of the hat to many San Francisco mornings).

Our blended juices were quickly brought out, followed by a plate of fresh, cold fruit. As soon as we finished the fruit we were given orange juice and my champagne arrived; this lady knows how to kick off breakfast! When the meat, cheese, eggs, jam and bread arrived only a few minutes later we had a solid momentum and devoured the food.

The breads were delicious and allowed us to blend the four different types of home-made jam (banana, pineapple, and two other flavors I didn't know) with different meats and cheeses, making for an amazing collection of flavors compared to the simple sodas we'd been eating for weeks now.

Our plates clean, we still had half of the bread left over when they took it away. Hugely to our surprise, they brought the bread back in a bag!

We were blown away, stuffed, and delighted with that familiar mimosa fuzz, ready for the rest of the day :)

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1 Thank featherless
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Austin,TX
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Dessert in Samara”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2013

If find yourself wanting a good dessert in Samara, try this place. The apple strudel and pineapple cake are very, very good. Also, the owner is extremely friendly. We showed up right after she had closed, and she still served us these goodies to go.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank themissingtrunk
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 reviews
“Great departure from rice and beans!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2013 via mobile

Beyond the food café Carola was simply a great experience. There boardgames, backgammon and great laid-back atmosphere. The lady who owns the restaurant is an incredible cook and bake some of the best bread we had in costa Rica.

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Thank mickeyNCSU1
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Zug, Switzerland
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97 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Nice bakery”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2013

They offer a big variety for breakfast and lunch.
We enjoyed breakfast and a banana bread and everything was freshly prepared and tasted lovely. It is a nice place for a break.

  • Visited November 2013
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2 Thank traveler_traveler215
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