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“What a great find”
Review of Cafe Carola - CLOSED

Cafe Carola
Cuisines: German
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Dining options: Reservations
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!
Reviewed January 9, 2014

Great atmosphere, Carola is a wonderful host and the food was superb & plentiful. It was also really nice to be off the main drag. Only suggestion I would make is to not allow smoking.

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Thank mary o
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Reviewed January 2, 2014 via mobile

This is a nice little place with a very attentive owner. Apart from the food being very good, it comes out fast, a nice break from the half an hour it takes just to get an order in at other places. We highly recommend the German breakfast, everything except for the juice, which tasted like industrial stuff, was fantastic. The pancake was not so great, so I'd really stick with the German for the best experience.

Thank Ediane M
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Reviewed December 26, 2013

Second time in Samara & wouldn't miss Carolas. Excellent meals the last two nights. Going back on Friday for Chinese. Great people.

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Thank jrzygrl1954
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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.

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Thank marycherry9
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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 :)

1  Thank featherless
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