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Cafe Europa and Bistro

5900 Som Center Rd, Ste 13, Willoughby, OH 44094-3086
+1 440-943-8914
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good12%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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06:00 - 22:00All hours
German, Cafe, European
$$ - $$$
5900 Som Center Rd, Ste 13, Willoughby, OH 44094-3086
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Reviewed yesterday

Oh my goodness, where do I begin? Everything was fine until we ordered. The chef/owner/waiter was charming, extolling the excellence of the food, pushing the European entrees. There were 4 of us and 2 opted for Chicken Paprikas and 2 for sandwiches. That seemed to...More

Thank sallieg456
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I decided to stop in for dinner while staying at a nearby hotel for work. I like to seek local places with authentic flavor when I am traveling for work. Having EasternEuropean heritage on both mine and my wife’s side of the family, great hearty...More

Thank bolgertr
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

I visited Cafe Europa recently while in town for business. It was a Sunday evening, and not busy at all. I ordered the walleye plate, which came with a large fillet over a bed of rice, a generous scoop of potato salad, and vegetables. It...More

Thank Bowmanator22
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Read previous reviews and found this wonderful place on our recent holiday get-away. The food is flavorful and the portions are just right. The owner is extremely friendly but not overbearing, checking on us frequently! The Wiener schnitzel was superb as was the German sausage...More

Thank Dara S
Reviewed 14 June 2017

We went on our host recommendation. I had weiner schnitzel and wife had Hungarian goulash and Italian wedding soup. Everything was good. Wife's goulash a little too spicy after awhile so I got to help her finish it mmmm.

Thank Skipper1949545
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

On our way to Cleveland, we got off at the Willoughby exit for gas & noticed this quaint bistro. We decided to venture inside for dinner. He owner Johan greeted us as if we were long lost friends and treated us as his special guests....More

3  Thank Jen T
Reviewed 24 May 2017

The food was OK, but I really thought I would see a significantly different menu. The owner was friendly and came and talked to us.

Thank Greg P
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Great old country European cuisine, served with a smile by the proud owner of the establishment. Food is all prepared on site the old fashioned way, from scratch, from the old world recipes. Nice beer and wine selection. Not sure what you want? He'll help...More

Thank Joe R
Reviewed 27 April 2017

The food here is great. Pretty much what you would find in any small German town at the local restaurant. Excellent owners/operators will make your visit worth the while.

Thank vman92
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

I'm from Cali and Utah. Travel a lot. If you want authentic German home cooking, this is it. The soup was amazing. The Schnitzel was so tasty. Pastries are also home made. I could eat here for breakfast, lunch and dinner and be happy.

Thank Henry T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
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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