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Cafe Europa and Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
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5900 Som Center Rd, Ste 13, Willoughby, OH 44094-3086
+1 440-943-8914
06:00 - 22:00
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Sun 09:30 - 19:00
Mon - Fri 06:00 - 22:00
Sat 07:00 - 23:00
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

We are in the area from South Carolina and saw this recommended on trip advisor. I am glad we stopped. Owner was very friendly and food was really good.

Thank Nawanna A
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

This is a hidden gem! The owner is very attentive and treats all of his customers like they are family. Let's just say you won't leave hungry. I had wedding soup and the fish. It was more than enough for one person. If you are a light eater I would skip the appetizer and save room for the Walnut Cookies.... More 

Thank NutMeg1889
Cleveland, Ohio
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

When we first walked in this little restaurant it felt we were back in north Italy at the border with Austria. Same warm environment of home cooked meals. The food was excellent. Best Schnitzels we had. The owner is German and the food is like him no none sense! The food is fresh and will make you feel good. We... More 

Thank S2611DPANtonior
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Travel 90 in Ohio often, stop here frequently. From the schnitzel and the goulash and paprikash to the fresh-baked Walleye, an essence of Eastern European flavors and the chefs' selections of sides add nuance to every meal. Home-cooked atmosphere with top shelf preparation. Tried the Pumpkin Soup recently, and it rivals any creamy soup I've had. A little "heat" within... More 

Thank andrew s
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

I make a point of going here anytime I'm anywhere near Cleveland/Willoughby - it's that good. Johann is an absolute character, he made my family and I feel like we were over at an old friend's house having lunch instead of eating somewhere new in a foreign city. He was constantly making us and the people around us laugh. The... More 

Thank John R
Lexington, United States
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Daytime TV blasting on the local Fox station in a small restaurant at lunch? Have you ever watched daytime TV on Fox--I hadn't before yesterday and never want to again. Loud, brash, mindless drivel that can't be tuned out is the best I can say for it. As for the food, it was okay but nothing special. But I have... More 

1 Thank Randy S
Rock Creek, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

My boyfriend and I came here over the weekend for our 7 months anniversary dinner. Looked online and found it already had really nice reviews. We decided on it and were both very pleased with the restaurant. It was clean and well kept, plenty of seating and had a nice feeling to it. Both ordered the German sausage with a... More 

Thank jessieslaby
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

I ate hear while passing through the area. The wiener schnitzel was terrific. The quality of the pork was outstanding the sides were great as well. I don't know much about baklava but I could have eaten until I passed out. One additional note the place is spotless, clean as it gets. Thanks

Thank Trippin2
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Johan was a pleasure to talk to and provided a great customer experience. The Wiener schnitzel was superb and the French cheesecake was a great finish to my dinner experience. Definitely will be going back the next time I'm in town.

Thank dragrace68
Chicago, IL
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28 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Johann made my mom and I feel right at home. We chatted with him for awhile while we sipped on vanilla almond coffee and enjoyed homemade pastries. The friendly atmosphere and delicious food will have us coming back and recommending this cafe to friends. Thanks, Johann!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
German, Cafe, European
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Parking Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:30 - 19:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5900 Som Center Rd, Ste 13, Willoughby, OH 44094-3086
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Lake County  >  Willoughby
  • Phone Number: +1 440-943-8914

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