Cafe di Sol

★★★★☆
  • 640 N Highland Ave

    Atlanta, GA 30306

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  • 404-724-0711

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I sit at the bar everytime I'm here, but at one time I sat at the patio and was pleased by the experience. The waiters were friendly and the music wasn't so loud that we couldn't hear ourselves think. The experience was fun.

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★★★★☆

I sit at the bar everytime I'm here, but at one time I sat at the patio and was pleased by the experience. The waiters were friendly and the music wasn't so loud that we couldn't hear ourselves think. The experience was fun.

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This place is (literally) across the street from my apartment, so the location is hard to beat. But, I'd come here even if I lived across town. I typically sit at the bar, (because that's where all the fun goes down after all) and because the bartenders are super friendly. We're talking shots-on-the-house-at-last-call type of friendly here. But come spring time, I take a brief hiatus from my perch at the bar and head out to what is quite possibly one of the best patios in Atlanta. The patio is quaint and shaded, and the music is piped in at the perfect volume -- loud enough to hum along, but not so loud you can't hear your dining partner. And the people-watching? Please. You're looking out onto N. Highland Avenue, so you'll see a steady stream of joggers, moms pushing adorable babies in strollers, droves of cyclers, and a handsome hipster or two headed to the art gallery next door. Don't forget to take a break from people watching and enjoy some of the best grub around. Definitely try the fried chicken biscuits during weekend brunch. It's an open-faced biscuit, each side topped with a huge, crispy fried chicken breast, smothered in a creamy mushroom tarragon gravy, with (yes, there's more) two sunny-side up eggs on the side. For lunch, try the chicken salad sandwich. This is not just any chicken salad -- it's made with blackened chicken, i.e., it's got flavor, y'all. Or stop by on a Monday for their BOGO burger deal. The veggie burger is one of my favorites in the city, and don't forget the house-made potato chips on the side. So the chairs are a tiny bit uncomfortable -- you'll forget all about that once the pleasant numbing effect sets in after you have the cafe's signature grapefruit rosewater martini. Great food and drinks on a killer patio -- that's my idea of being outdoorsy.

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★★★★★

This place is (literally) across the street from my apartment, so the location is hard to beat. But, I'd come here even if I lived across town. I typically sit at the bar, (because that's where all the fun goes down after all) and because the bartenders are super friendly. We're talking shots-on-the-house-at-last-call type of friendly here. But come spring time, I take a brief hiatus from my perch at the bar and head out to what is quite possibly one of the best patios in Atlanta. The patio is quaint and shaded, and the music is piped in at the perfect volume -- loud enough to hum along, but not so loud you can't hear your dining partner. And the people-watching? Please. You're looking out onto N. Highland Avenue, so you'll see a steady stream of joggers, moms pushing adorable babies in strollers, droves of cyclers, and a handsome hipster or two headed to the art gallery next door. Don't forget to take a break from people watching and enjoy some of the best grub around. Definitely try the fried chicken biscuits during weekend brunch. It's an open-faced biscuit, each side topped with a huge, crispy fried chicken breast, smothered in a creamy mushroom tarragon gravy, with (yes, there's more) two sunny-side up eggs on the side. For lunch, try the chicken salad sandwich. This is not just any chicken salad -- it's made with blackened chicken, i.e., it's got flavor, y'all. Or stop by on a Monday for their BOGO burger deal. The veggie burger is one of my favorites in the city, and don't forget the house-made potato chips on the side. So the chairs are a tiny bit uncomfortable -- you'll forget all about that once the pleasant numbing effect sets in after you have the cafe's signature grapefruit rosewater martini. Great food and drinks on a killer patio -- that's my idea of being outdoorsy.

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The atmosphere here is fun and it's perfect for a group. The drinks are very good and the food is great too. There's an interesting mix of menus items.

4
★★★★☆

The atmosphere here is fun and it's perfect for a group. The drinks are very good and the food is great too. There's an interesting mix of menus items.

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Mediocre food with a side of attitude and negligence. Waiter was rude and absent through most of our meal. Never going back.

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★☆☆☆☆

Mediocre food with a side of attitude and negligence. Waiter was rude and absent through most of our meal. Never going back.

Pros: decor

Cons: waitstaff

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You can't go wrong with any of the Eclipse family. The food is always amazing, with hints of the unexpected. The drinks are incredible, and the atmosphere is so much fun!

4
★★★★☆

You can't go wrong with any of the Eclipse family. The food is always amazing, with hints of the unexpected. The drinks are incredible, and the atmosphere is so much fun!

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I recenly went for dinner on a Saturday night. I was greeted by the owner, and was seated promptly. The waitstaff was excellent. I had the crabcake special which was delicious. The restaurant is a great place to imbibe, with impressive drink prices and great ambience. I will definitely come back in the near future.

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★★★★★

I recenly went for dinner on a Saturday night. I was greeted by the owner, and was seated promptly. The waitstaff was excellent. I had the crabcake special which was delicious. The restaurant is a great place to imbibe, with impressive drink prices and great ambience. I will definitely come back in the near future.

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I LOVE Cafe Di sol. The service may not be the best, but the food and atmosphere make up for it BY FAR. They have an awesome heated patio - I live in Virginia Highlands and eat at Cafe di Sol probably once a week. I swear I've never had a bad meal there and the bar is cool too to grab a drink or quick bite. - the bartenders are always super nice!!

Highly recommend this restaurant despite the slower service. Just go when you're not in a huge hurry and want to hang out and enjoy a good meal in an awesome atmosphere!

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★★★★★

I LOVE Cafe Di sol. The service may not be the best, but the food and atmosphere make up for it BY FAR. They have an awesome heated patio - I live in Virginia Highlands and eat at Cafe di Sol probably once a week. I swear I've never had a bad meal there and the bar is cool too to grab a drink or quick bite. - the bartenders are always super nice!!

Highly recommend this restaurant despite the slower service. Just go when you're not in a huge hurry and want to hang out and enjoy a good meal in an awesome atmosphere!

Pros: Great Food, Atmosphere, all around A+

Cons: Service can be slow on busy nights

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We were seated promptly. ordered drinks. 10 minutes later they came out. mostly. they left out 25% of our drink order. ordered food 10 minutes later. finally. 30 minutes later all the folks around us that came in after we were sat had gotten their food. 10 minutes later they were finishing and our waiter told us that he had lost our ticket. (if you are counting that is an hour into our stay)
no apology for it. he sounded stoned. we had to reorder. we were starving at that point. when it finally came out my burger was well done when i asked for it medium. bacon was burnt on all the plates that had it and they didn't get the correct sides on one of our plates.
what an awful miserable experience. we will NEVER be back.

save yourself some grief and never think of going!

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★☆☆☆☆

We were seated promptly. ordered drinks. 10 minutes later they came out. mostly. they left out 25% of our drink order. ordered food 10 minutes later. finally. 30 minutes later all the folks around us that came in after we were sat had gotten their food. 10 minutes later they were finishing and our waiter told us that he had lost our ticket. (if you are counting that is an hour into our stay)
no apology for it. he sounded stoned. we had to reorder. we were starving at that point. when it finally came out my burger was well done when i asked for it medium. bacon was burnt on all the plates that had it and they didn't get the correct sides on one of our plates.
what an awful miserable experience. we will NEVER be back.

save yourself some grief and never think of going!

Pros: none i can find

Cons: the entire place

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One of the best of the Eclipse family, food was fantastic, live music. Great drinks at the bar, a little crowded but with the food and service it was expected.

4
★★★★☆

One of the best of the Eclipse family, food was fantastic, live music. Great drinks at the bar, a little crowded but with the food and service it was expected.

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Good food, terrible service! We went on a Friday night, were seated promptly, and the waitress immediately came by and asked for our drink order. We ordered appetizer and 2 entrees and 45 minutes later....no food and no sign of the waitress!!! Finally after I caught her eye twice and made some pathetic hungry smiles she told us our ticket was up next. "But...will our appetizer be out soon?" "Oh, forgot about that. You still want it?" No apology or smile. Finally we get our food and 10 minutes later our edamame arrives. She disappeared again and it took several efforts to get our check. Turns out they charge for subsitutions too, which she didn't tell us beforehand. I couldn't help but notice that she was very attentive to the nearby table of men that was ordering a lot of martinis. The only time she smiled and apologized for the wait was when she brought back my credit card (aka tip time). If I go back I'll be sure to sit in someone else's section!!!

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★★☆☆☆

Good food, terrible service! We went on a Friday night, were seated promptly, and the waitress immediately came by and asked for our drink order. We ordered appetizer and 2 entrees and 45 minutes later....no food and no sign of the waitress!!! Finally after I caught her eye twice and made some pathetic hungry smiles she told us our ticket was up next. "But...will our appetizer be out soon?" "Oh, forgot about that. You still want it?" No apology or smile. Finally we get our food and 10 minutes later our edamame arrives. She disappeared again and it took several efforts to get our check. Turns out they charge for subsitutions too, which she didn't tell us beforehand. I couldn't help but notice that she was very attentive to the nearby table of men that was ordering a lot of martinis. The only time she smiled and apologized for the wait was when she brought back my credit card (aka tip time). If I go back I'll be sure to sit in someone else's section!!!

Pros: Ambience, pretty patio

Cons: terrible service, food a little bland

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I had lunch at Cafe di Sol one day with my brother and was so disappointed I'd never tried it before! I decided that day to hold my Birthday dinner there for about 20 friends on a Saturday night. It was perfect! The staff was so accommodating and the food was again, delicious and affordable. I'd recommend this place to anyone!

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★★★★★

I had lunch at Cafe di Sol one day with my brother and was so disappointed I'd never tried it before! I decided that day to hold my Birthday dinner there for about 20 friends on a Saturday night. It was perfect! The staff was so accommodating and the food was again, delicious and affordable. I'd recommend this place to anyone!

Pros: The food here is so unique and affordable!

Cons: I really can't think of anything!

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I am torn ... I wish I could give 3.5 stars; the food here is really quite good. Everything seems fresh and of good quality, and the food has been quite consistent. However, the service can be underwhelming, a few of the servers are friendly and somewhat attentive, while others you have to flag down several times to get any attention, and then after your place your order, good luck seeing them again. I brought out of town friends here one night after talking it up and was mortified when one friend asked what the soup of the day was and the server just shrugged and said 'I don't know' ... we never did find out. Honestly, the bus boy that brings us our water is consistently the most attentive and friendly employee, if it wasn't for him, we'd often have nothing to drink. It's obviously not been bad enough to keep from going back, but every time we go I hope that things will have improved and so far, not so much. To end on a positive note, they have a great menu, and very nice brunch, a cute atmosphere, if you are not high maintenance, you will probably like it.

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★★★☆☆

I am torn ... I wish I could give 3.5 stars; the food here is really quite good. Everything seems fresh and of good quality, and the food has been quite consistent. However, the service can be underwhelming, a few of the servers are friendly and somewhat attentive, while others you have to flag down several times to get any attention, and then after your place your order, good luck seeing them again. I brought out of town friends here one night after talking it up and was mortified when one friend asked what the soup of the day was and the server just shrugged and said 'I don't know' ... we never did find out. Honestly, the bus boy that brings us our water is consistently the most attentive and friendly employee, if it wasn't for him, we'd often have nothing to drink. It's obviously not been bad enough to keep from going back, but every time we go I hope that things will have improved and so far, not so much. To end on a positive note, they have a great menu, and very nice brunch, a cute atmosphere, if you are not high maintenance, you will probably like it.

Pros: food, menu, quality

Cons: service (sometimes)

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I went to dinner w/ a friend @ EDS last night & had a very nice, quiet dinner. I had read complaints about the service before going, but didn't experience any problems. Our waitress (I think her name was Danielle) was very nice & didn't come around too much to bother us or too little to not tend to our needs. Our dinner started w/ the cheese plate, then hummus, which was good & garlicky. I had the salmon entree & my friend had the crab cakes. I had no complaints about my entree but my friend said her crab was a little salty. EDS was surprisingly slow on this Saturday night & hopefully they will pick up & stay in business, but there is tough competition in that area. It wasn't the most memorable dinner I've ever had, but it was pleasant & I would go again if I was in the area. Lots of couples there, darkly lit & romantic so it would be a great place for a date, especially if you want to be able to hear your date talk!

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★★★★★

I went to dinner w/ a friend @ EDS last night & had a very nice, quiet dinner. I had read complaints about the service before going, but didn't experience any problems. Our waitress (I think her name was Danielle) was very nice & didn't come around too much to bother us or too little to not tend to our needs. Our dinner started w/ the cheese plate, then hummus, which was good & garlicky. I had the salmon entree & my friend had the crab cakes. I had no complaints about my entree but my friend said her crab was a little salty. EDS was surprisingly slow on this Saturday night & hopefully they will pick up & stay in business, but there is tough competition in that area. It wasn't the most memorable dinner I've ever had, but it was pleasant & I would go again if I was in the area. Lots of couples there, darkly lit & romantic so it would be a great place for a date, especially if you want to be able to hear your date talk!

Pros: Reasonable Prices, Romantic & Quiet, Good Menu

Cons: None

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Not usually one to post a review, but we had to after seeing the awful one below...it is the opposite experience that we have when we go to Eclipse di Sol. All of the bartenders are friendly, from the newest patron to the most regular customer. One of the best neighborhood restaurants you can find. Really wonderful creative menu, but with some great basics too. The best hamburger (and veggie burger) around. My husband swears by the hangar steak. And look out for the mushroom pie if they do it as a special. In fact the specials are almost always delicious too. And all of this for prices that won't break the bank. DJ plays some good music as well 3 or 4 nights a week.

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★★★★★

Not usually one to post a review, but we had to after seeing the awful one below...it is the opposite experience that we have when we go to Eclipse di Sol. All of the bartenders are friendly, from the newest patron to the most regular customer. One of the best neighborhood restaurants you can find. Really wonderful creative menu, but with some great basics too. The best hamburger (and veggie burger) around. My husband swears by the hangar steak. And look out for the mushroom pie if they do it as a special. In fact the specials are almost always delicious too. And all of this for prices that won't break the bank. DJ plays some good music as well 3 or 4 nights a week.

Pros: Excellent food, great drinks inexpensive, awesome bartenders, free parking

Cons: can't think of one

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We dined this resturant on Saturday night and the food was fantastic, however I can not say the same for the bartender?s service or attitude. The bartender (bald male) was extremely rude and did not sever our party to the restaurant?s normal standards. He did not take our drink order for some time after we sat, and then he began to take orders from customers who had arrived after our party. We waited and finally one of us had to ask if he could take our order. His attitude was extremely aloof and surly, and he did return to ask if we would like other drinks when we had finished. After waving to him, then him looking directly at us and walking away, we were finally able to get the attention of the other bartender (female, extremely nice and apologetic) to get our check. Unfortunately we had out of town guests with us and it made an awful impression of this restaurant.

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★☆☆☆☆

We dined this resturant on Saturday night and the food was fantastic, however I can not say the same for the bartender?s service or attitude. The bartender (bald male) was extremely rude and did not sever our party to the restaurant?s normal standards. He did not take our drink order for some time after we sat, and then he began to take orders from customers who had arrived after our party. We waited and finally one of us had to ask if he could take our order. His attitude was extremely aloof and surly, and he did return to ask if we would like other drinks when we had finished. After waving to him, then him looking directly at us and walking away, we were finally able to get the attention of the other bartender (female, extremely nice and apologetic) to get our check. Unfortunately we had out of town guests with us and it made an awful impression of this restaurant.

Pros: Good food!

Cons: RUDE bartending staff!!!!!

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I was completely impressed by Eclipse di Sol. My best friend and I decided to stop in while in Atlanta a few weekends ago for a quick brunch. The waitress was extremely friendly and the atmosphere was really nice, slightly dark with candles on the tables. It would make for a great spot to take a date, especially when it gets warmer and you can sit out on their patio/deck. I ordered the hamburger and my best friend ordered the French toast. Both were outstanding! The only con was the parking...you probably won't find any in front of the restaurant, but there's plenty (during Saturday brunch) on the streets behind the restaurant. I plan to go back every time I'm in Atlanta.

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★★★★★

I was completely impressed by Eclipse di Sol. My best friend and I decided to stop in while in Atlanta a few weekends ago for a quick brunch. The waitress was extremely friendly and the atmosphere was really nice, slightly dark with candles on the tables. It would make for a great spot to take a date, especially when it gets warmer and you can sit out on their patio/deck. I ordered the hamburger and my best friend ordered the French toast. Both were outstanding! The only con was the parking...you probably won't find any in front of the restaurant, but there's plenty (during Saturday brunch) on the streets behind the restaurant. I plan to go back every time I'm in Atlanta.

Pros: Food, Ambience, Service

Cons: Parking

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Food is good, atmosphere is great, service is good sometimes, other times not so much. Went once with hubby, and we had female server who maybe stopped at our table once the entire night. That was after it took literally 20 minutes for someone to even take our drink order. Went again recently, had JP as a server, and he was perfect! Answered all of our questions patiently, was friendly, and just attentive enough without making us feel rushed.

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★★★★☆

Food is good, atmosphere is great, service is good sometimes, other times not so much. Went once with hubby, and we had female server who maybe stopped at our table once the entire night. That was after it took literally 20 minutes for someone to even take our drink order. Went again recently, had JP as a server, and he was perfect! Answered all of our questions patiently, was friendly, and just attentive enough without making us feel rushed.

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I can't say enough about this restaurant. I have been going there since they opened and there has been a lot of changes since day 1. First they make the best capirinaha in the city and probably in Cuba. The drinks are made so good and with much care! The food has changed a few times, but here are some of the meals I love. The salmon sandwich, Fried Shrimp Sandwich, Ricotta crepes, Vegetarian sunflower patties, Great pomme fritties with mayo, outstanding Mac and Cheese, Great Seafood Pasta, Hopefully they will keep this restaurant vegetarian friendly considering they are located between virginia highlands and inman park. I like the casual outdoor dining and the home cooked feel of the food. The menu has changed again, but looks good!

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★★★★☆

I can't say enough about this restaurant. I have been going there since they opened and there has been a lot of changes since day 1. First they make the best capirinaha in the city and probably in Cuba. The drinks are made so good and with much care! The food has changed a few times, but here are some of the meals I love. The salmon sandwich, Fried Shrimp Sandwich, Ricotta crepes, Vegetarian sunflower patties, Great pomme fritties with mayo, outstanding Mac and Cheese, Great Seafood Pasta, Hopefully they will keep this restaurant vegetarian friendly considering they are located between virginia highlands and inman park. I like the casual outdoor dining and the home cooked feel of the food. The menu has changed again, but looks good!

Pros: the food, outdoor dining, DRINKS!!!!!

Cons: taking good entrees, off the menu

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They just changed the menu's for both brunch and dinner.. fabulous.. prices are a bit higher, but they were too low to begin with.. biscuits and gravy are the best.. along with the lamb shank.. they have done a masterful job of bringing in a new chef, great guy from Aria i think.. he has turned everything around and has become a must visit for anyone on a date or in a group..

2
★★★★★

They just changed the menu's for both brunch and dinner.. fabulous.. prices are a bit higher, but they were too low to begin with.. biscuits and gravy are the best.. along with the lamb shank.. they have done a masterful job of bringing in a new chef, great guy from Aria i think.. he has turned everything around and has become a must visit for anyone on a date or in a group..

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Recently tried Eclipse di Sol. Was very impressed with the food, atmoshere and drinks. Prices were reasonable. Service was a little slow and our server did not know the menu very well, but was very friendly. I am sure this is because they are so new. Would recommend trying. I am sure they will continue to improve over time.

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★★★★☆

Recently tried Eclipse di Sol. Was very impressed with the food, atmoshere and drinks. Prices were reasonable. Service was a little slow and our server did not know the menu very well, but was very friendly. I am sure this is because they are so new. Would recommend trying. I am sure they will continue to improve over time.

Pros: Food, Value, Drinks

Cons: slow service

 

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