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Sola Coffee Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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7705 Lead Mine Rd, Raleigh, NC 27615-4829
+1 919-803-8983
06:30 - 21:00
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Mon 06:30 - 18:00
Tue - Thu 06:30 - 21:00
Fri 06:30 - 22:00
Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a great spot to go on a Saturday morning for coffee and mini hot donuts! The breakfast sandwiches are great and they have such a cozy sitting area. Warning: it will be crowded!

Thank Ljfreiberg
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Level Contributor
53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'm not a coffee drinker, but Sola is still a great place to hang out. They offer very tasty breakfast sandwiches at a reasonable price. The atmosphere is great but you better get there early on Saturdays because the place is hopping!

Thank Randy B
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Great and popular place, just don't order a 'tall latte' as you may be 'educated' that it is called that at Starbucks but here it is called large.

Thank RaleighCaledonian
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We have spent the past 3 Friday nights enjoying delicious food at Sola Coffee Cafe, then staying for the live music. Not only was the food incredible -- we highly recommend the flatbread pizzas and the Kombucha on tap -- but the live music was very good, and the atmosphere relaxed and fun. We highly recommend Sola and will definitely... More 

Thank Sara H
Raleigh, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Sola continues to offer an interesting variety of locally-sourced food and freshly-brewed drinks. The staff is always friendly and helpful. I love to meet friends at Sola who have never been before... not too many folks left in that category! Sola is usually packed, but there are lots of spots inside and out to tuck in and have great conversation.... More 

Thank etworley1
Raleigh, North Carolina
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63 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

I have been to Solas several times for coffee, but this was my first time there using their private meeting room that is available for groups. My book club met in the evening and had sandwiches and drinks. Silas also offers wine and beer; not sure about liquor.

Thank Patti F
Charlotte, North Carolina
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133 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Many coffee houses do fabulous coffee but offer lousy food-- sometimes vice versa. At Sola, you'll enjoy well-brewed coffees and lattes and tasty lunches with fresh ingredients. We appreciated the locally-baked breads on our tomato sandwich (an in-season specialty) and tuna sandwich. Each came with a choice of salad or chips. Note that there is a carry-out window, but you... More 

Thank Cassidy144
Raleigh, North Carolina
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927 reviews
450 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Sola has become a much needed community meeting place and is often filled with people. As a business it has endured where others have failed. So it's doing something right. It's mainly a coffee house, a small step above the usual chains. The coffee is average - it's never served very hot, for example. It has a number of interesting... More 

Thank John M
St. Maarten-St. Martin
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57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

What America is missing is a sense a neighborhood and community. The local couple who dedicate their lives to this coffee house have created just that -- a meeting place with love, warmth, good products and affordable prices. Hats off to this former ministry couple turned entrepreneurs, John and Jeanne, who now provide a neighborhood place for Americans who appreciate... More 

Thank FredLawrence_NC
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

Sola is a wonderful place to eat, meet friends, and work. My family has gone to Sola since it opened in Raleigh. The donuts are always wonderful (one time we had a wrong order which were still yummy-- they replaced it with a larger batch of donuts) and the food is quality. Occasionally its hard to find seating-- but its... More 

Thank Hannah Elizabet... B

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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
Average prices
US$3 - US$13
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:30 - 18:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7705 Lead Mine Rd, Raleigh, NC 27615-4829
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: +1 919-803-8983
European style Raleigh coffee shop and cafe serving Counter Culture coffees & espresso, Rishi teas, craft beer and wine. Fresh breakfast, local ingredients, sandwiches, salads, Boars Head meats and cheeses, neapolitan style flatbread for dinner, fresh fruit & veggie smoothies, bakery, Homeland Creamery milk & ice cream. Live Music Friday and Saturday nights. Catering on and off site. Private Room.

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