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Sola Coffee Cafe

7705 Lead Mine Rd, Raleigh, NC 27615-4829
+1 919-803-8983
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good17%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“pop overs” (2 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7705 Lead Mine Rd, Raleigh, NC 27615-4829
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family LOVES Sola! We are picky about independent cafes/coffeehouses. Sola has set the standard high for us because it consistently delivers an all around great experience morning, noon and night. The vibe is so comfortable. Kind of a modern mashup between the backdrops of...More

1  Thank 2dayIgo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sola Cafe offers fresh and delicious lunch options - we really enjoyed our pesto chicken and turkey sandwiches. The cafe has a relaxed atmosphere with a plethora of options for indoor and outdoor seating. The coffee was great and the mini donuts are a must...More

Thank Stephanie F
Reviewed February 26, 2018 via mobile

Their chai tea lattes are the best I have ever had. Such a cute little coffee shop. 5 stars, would highly recommend if you’re in the Raleigh area.

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed February 10, 2018 via mobile

This is a great place to work or just hang out. It’s always packed but with enough space to find somewhere to sit down and work. There are plenty of meetings taking place here and it’s a great social hub. The staff are amazing and...More

1  Thank 0TBC
Reviewed January 17, 2018

Recently ate at Sola Coffee Cafe with my daughter and ate a delicious BLT while my daughter enjoyed her favorite Brushetta dish. I am not a coffee drinker, but heard it's quite good here. I've enjoyed the hot chocolate here along with some scrumptious mini...More

Thank Dawn S
Reviewed January 16, 2018

CONS 1. They only had regular milk or oat milk last time I went. I can't have either. (Dairy isn't truly sustainable considering they come from an animal. I'm not vegan but I find it odd they would only have two limiting milk options. Some...More

1  Thank Vanessa J
John L, Owner at Sola Coffee Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded January 20, 2018

Vanessa Thank you for coming into Sola. We love serving Raleigh. I wanted to provide some clarity to your comments. We have chosen to pare our espresso with Oat Milk because it is certified gluten free, nut free and dairy free. It is quickly becoming...More

Reviewed December 12, 2017

Incredible locally owned coffee shop and restaurant not to be missed! The mini donuts, breakfast toast bar and lattes are a must in the morning...my girls beg to go every day on the way to school! The lunch offerings are great too. The owner is...More

Thank marianmgodwin
Reviewed December 12, 2017

I use Sola Coffee Cafe for a lot of my work catering needs and they are superb!!! I order breakfasts for our team meetings, I order lunches for our corporate visits and also for a special treat to show gratitude for our work partners. A...More

Thank Mary H
Reviewed September 16, 2017

I have eaten here several times - mostly for lunch. Excellent food quality and choices. Even have gluten free items. Love the atmosphere, service and vibe of the place. Highly recommend.

Thank Dorothy D
Reviewed September 14, 2017

I discovered Sola when meeting a friend from Wake Forest for brunch. The cafe is so awesome! I ordered coffee and a small omelette with bacon, salsa, greens, etc. It was so good! The vibe here is great! I'll be back!

Thank VEE1225
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$13
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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
  • E-mail
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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