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Calvathy Road | Just in Front of Customs Ferry, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
+91 98460 42881
08:00 - 19:00
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Bengaluru, India
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

freshly made food with 20-80% organic ingredients. quiet and relaxing environment. best eating option in fort area. Western menu is tasty compared to Indian menu. Thali is cheap and ok. Prefer western menu here. fruit juice, shake & Lassi are great. The only concern is too much oil in the food. i think, you should let them know before preparing... More 

1 Thank s0livagant
Saint Louis, Missouri
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

This is one of the best meals I've had in India. The ingredients were fresh. The light flavors and ceiling fans were both welcome on a hot day. The service was quick and the portions quite generous. I would order the special thali again in a heartbeat.

Thank auswes11
Maastricht, The Netherlands
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7 reviews
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

As a group of nine friends we went for lunch here after some sightseeing in fort kochi. Due to our busy schedule we didn't have much time and the owners of solar cafe were very accommodating! They made sure all of us could have lunch before our ferry left. The veg thali was absolutely delicious and the fruit dishes super... More 

Thank AnkeWiersma
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Lovely food , friendly staff ,nice ambiance. Had clam curry with brown bread and salad . Worth visiting the place .

1 Thank Subha D
Kerala, India
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

I stumbled across this cafe one day when I was waiting to catch the ferry across to town. What a great little find! I've been here twice, once for breakfast and once for lunch. The food and drinks were very good both times. The service is excellent. The place is very clean and has a lovely ambiance. It is located... More 

Thank AndalPunyakshi
Sydney, Australia
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102 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Come here for awesome homey food. The poached eggs on homemade bread was so good as a break from curry items! The coffee wasn't terrible but nothing to rave about either. The open kitchen layout is great because you can see the food being made to order. The omelette wasn't what Westerners would think of an omelette (ie like a... More 

Thank curioster
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Unreal food. Veg Thali is amazing. Go here it's really good. The people are as nice as the food. Try the water. :)

Thank Dayne S
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Being very close to were we stayed we tried this place for one of our lunches and were glad to do so. The veg meals served in thali were very delicious and a great value for money. Every thing was very fresh and served with a smile.

Thank Sandra K
Northern England
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79 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Just had a delicious lunch here at the Solar Cafe. The food was great - we had a thali and some lovely spicy tuna. The food was better than other food we have had in wishes places in Kochi and a fraction of the cost. Everything is freshly prepared, and there's a lovely atmosphere here, lots of folk in chatting... More 

Thank GediNorth
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

The food is simply amazing here. The kitchen is seen. The taste is mixed of lil spicy to no spice. Their pumpkin 🎃 soup is tangy and hot. Their steamed veggies and fruit boutique are must have..

1 Thank Raghu V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Indian, Cafe, International, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calvathy Road | Just in Front of Customs Ferry, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Kerala  >  Kochi (Cochin)
  • Phone Number: +91 98460 42881

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?