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Sola Coffee Cafe

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7705 Lead Mine Rd, Raleigh, NC 27615-4829
+1 919-803-8983
06:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 06:30 - 21:00
Fri 06:30 - 22:00
Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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East Coast
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I don't think there is another coffee shop in town that I can say greets you with such a wonderful attitude. Both the coffee drinks and the food are always prepared to order and wonderful. They get very busy on the weekends and at lunch so try to go a little later in the morning or early afternoon if you... More 

1 Thank greatadventures
Charleston, South Carolina
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66 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I like to visit for an hour to get some things done and quietly enjoy a cup of coffee. That seems to be impossible any more with the loud, non-stop chatter by employees behind the counter. Why do they talk so much? Is this too much to expect from a coffee house?

Thank Phil H
Raleigh, North Carolina
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132 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Sola has a different vibe to it. It is local, personal and easy going. The place is relaxing, social and lovable. People come for the atmosphere and the personable service. This a cafe not like any other. The batistas are also great.

1 Thank Frank H
Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Wonderful coffee, sandwiches and smoothies. Great for breakfast as well. We recently went for dinner and the Charcuterie pizza was awesome. That and a salad was plenty for two then had dessert and coffee. Sometimes, it's a little loud if they have live music at night but wonderful place for that if that's what you are looking for.

Thank wwlassiter
Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

A place to relax alone or with group & enjoy good meal or simply sip coffee or tea. Stellar service!

Thank 868MaryZ
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60 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

On an unusually warm February day, I was able to sit outside in their large outdoor seating area. I ordered an iced coffee, which was delicious. They also had several baked goods on display that looked scrumptious. They have a variety of smoothies on their menu as well.

Thank Jenny C
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

I love this small, independent coffee place. Great food in a warm neighborhood atmosphere. I love the feel of the place. My dog and I visit to sit outside but inside is always a-buzz with friends, small groups, meetings, people working on line. You gotta go to know!

Thank MzJaneP
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64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

A great alternative to Starbucks or any major chain. Love they make their own pastries and the berry scone was awesome. Took our lattes & scones to go - and wasn't too long of a wait on a Saturday morning. Great food options for dining in as well.

Thank auggie_tech1
Raleigh, North Carolina
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

This North Raleigh coffee shops is one of the best in Raleigh, not sure why anyone would go to the Starbucks around the corner. Excellent traditional macchiato and cappuccino! They also have cold brewed ice coffee on a tap, and do an outstanding job with their "pour overs". Just as important, friendly staff and owners. Only complaint is that they... More 

John L, Owner at Sola Coffee Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We are aware of lines that at times do not move as quickly as they should. We are working on it. Thank you for your support!! More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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1,067 reviews
512 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 453 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

This is a nice neighborhood place that is always quite busy. We hoped to have some soup for lunch, but Sola does not have this on the menu. It's mainly a sweets place with as assortment of sandwiches. We had some blueberry scones, which were good along with a smallish glass of porter for $17. Our friends had an assortment... More 

Thank John M
John L, Owner at Sola Coffee Cafe, responded to this review

John M thank you for coming into Sola. I hope you will join us again for in the near future as we are finishing a 4 month expansion project. During this time, we have not been able to offer some of our mainstays like our housemade soups which begin again on 2/7. Additionally, we are adding a fresh juicing bar... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$13
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
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, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
06:30 - 21:00
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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