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US$3 - US$13
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American, Cafe, Healthy
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 28 May 2022

We went on a hike and one of our friends raved about Sola saying it was one of her favorite places. They were very busy on a Saturday at lunch and the menu was appealing with healthy choices. Sola also had a nice variety of...iced teas. I chose the Sola Turkey but was very disappointed. The bread was stale, it had very little flavor with only two tiny pieces of apple on it. I only ate half and took the other half home. My friends had salads which they were happy with so maybe I just ordered the wrong thing.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 1 August 2021

Love the coffee -- especially the seasonal, single origin beans used for pour overs. When ordering a pour over, I choose a fruity bean and love it. All meals I've had at Sola have been worth the money and simply delicious. Also, try the Juice...Bar -- the Flu Shot is the best!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 20 June 2021

I visited Sola with friends in November. Still in the middle of this weird COVID mess, they had a whole system for ordering so you didn't step foot in the building and had outside tables. The ordering was horrendous! As someone that doesn't frequent Sola...and doesn't know the menu, it was hard enough to try and figure out what I wanted from what was offered. On top of that, I couldn't hear anything the employee at the register was saying. Between the "protective glass" and the mask, it was a lost cause. My order came fast enough and we were able to grab two tables and push them together to seat our whole group. Everything was tasty, but for the price, you should get double the amount of food you get.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 13 April 2021

Do. not get the coffee. its AWFUL. like, gross awful. the protein bowl is great, but about $14 which is outlandish to me. the donuts are great. i would probably only go for the donuts.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 10 April 2021 via mobile

Great breakfast place. They are currently not doing dine in but have plenty of tables outside to eat. Their açaí bowls are good and filling. They have a great selection of coffee- especially the lattes.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 20 February 2021

I love Sola! The coffee is fantastic. I usually go for a regular coffee. But cardamom latte is a real treat. They are well known for their yummy mini doughnuts. My family loves their lunches and breakfasts. During the pandemic, I have visited at least...2x a week. They are so well organized, and so safe. I call in an order, and seven minutes later, I can pick a delicious lunch for family and friends. They bring the order right to my car. Our kids love the sandwiches and my HB and I love the salads, bowls and chili. if you want a safe, outside get together with friends or family, Sola has something for everyone. I was so surprised to learn that they have take and bake pizzas. They are great! The veggie pizza is especially yummy. I love supporting locally owned businesses. Sola is consistently wonderful with their food, drinks, service and safety. If you haven't tried Sola, or if you get coffee, breakfasts, doughnuts, or lunches from a chain, you will be so happy with the quality and deliciousness of Sola.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 6 August 2020 via mobile

Food was excellent, as was the service. We were there for lunch and 80% of the patrons ignored the statewide rules to wear masks in public spaces. As we sat outside under an umbrella, there was a constant flow of people walking thru the dining...area an past our table without masks. We would strongly suggest not dining here until the virus is no longer a threat or until Sola Cafe enforces the face mask rules. For us, it’s just not a safe place to dine.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 12 February 2020

The place was bustling! Must have been about 20 people ahead of me in line. The line certainly went quickly, they are quite efficient! My latte was perfect. Brownie was excellent! Happy Staff! Love the decor--hipster, good feeling. There was a Pop-Up Market going on...outside--what a plus! Would have loved to have more time here--I was in a rush. As I waited in line I noticed the food people had--it all looked delicious!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 20 January 2020 via mobile

I love this place!! I have been there countless times over the past ten years, and introduced dozens of grateful friends to their amazing coffer drinks, toasts and Gonza donuts. They have never disappointed!

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 8 January 2020 via mobile

OMG!!! We went for the first time when visiting our son. We went back two more times and we were only there 5 days. Locally grown food used and the flavor profile is exceptional!!! Fantastic personalities in the staff.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 28 October 2019 via mobile

I had a latte with oat milk and the seasonal pumpkin honey syrup. Great customer service, fast, and awesome coffee! The syrup was light, not overwhelming like some pumpkin syrups. They also have different menus depending on the time of day, with appealing offerings.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 29 June 2019

We arrived at Sola just after 8:30 on a Friday night. Crowded as usual, and we approached the register to order. We weren't greeted with a 'how are you' or similar verbiage. It was 'did you see the sign?' Apparently they had a private event...inside and we missed seeing the 'sign'. Very surprising in this day and age for a customer to be greeted this way. Wee immediately left and very doubtful that wee will return.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 7 May 2019

This coffee shop is beautiful and features indoor and outdoor seating. The coffee is delicious and many pastries and omelets are offered, as well as lunch and dinner. You order in line and then choose a table. The food is then brought out.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 10 April 2019

This has continued to be a disappointment. Between the crowding customers and the surly staff I try to avoid this establishment as much as possible. I have ot be dragged here.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 27 March 2019

We often cater with Sola for events -- for upwards of 80 people -- and they always do a fabulous job! From the friendly service, to the timely delivery, to the quality & freshness of the food/drink/dessert. You can't go wrong with Sola! They pay...attention to every detail and carefully consider any feedback. We highly recommend the breakfast toast platters -- very tasty and with amazing toppings. The donuts are also a hit for a large crowd. Keep up the good work, Sola!More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Sola Coffee Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5