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475 1st St, Solvang, CA 93463-3728
+1 805-693-1222
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10:00 - 21:00
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New Jersey
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73 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The owner told us that the gelato is made from his own recipe. We both had pistachio. It was delicious!

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Thank 6Miles01
Solvang, California
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

I wandered in to Cafe Dolce yesterday after visiting the farmers market (Wednesdays 3-6pm). Cafe Dolce is in a cute little shopping cove behind Panino. I saw that they make Bulletproof Coffee, so I went in to ask about it and decided to have a green juice instead. Sam was so nice! He made me a cup of his coffee... More 

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Thank GinaVWineLover
San Jose, California
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290 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

In the hot sun we were looking for ice cream and found this small but nice parlor. Had our cones and sat out to enjoy a hot afternoon.

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Thank JupiterNine
Havelock North, New Zealand
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60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

Had just ad a lunch at Santa Barbara and we had to get to SLO so stopped off at Solvang for dessert & coffee. Service was very good and everyone was encouraged to try gelato and ice cream before purchase. Staff were friendly and wanted to please. Great atmosphere.

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Thank bart_thompson
Sparks, Nevada
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91 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

You need to treat yo' self and come here. The gelato he makes himself and IS AMAZING. The coffee is worth a stop itself!

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Thank u2fan1977
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120 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

It was a hot day in Solvang and we came upon this place while walking around the shops. We were wonderfully delighted. They are super friendly and have a nice variety of ice cream and gelato flavors, both traditional and innovative (try the wine flavor!). This place is totally worth a visit!

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Thank DrGato
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4 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

Paid way too much for an extremely small single scoop of ice cream. I guess they charge more for the regular sugar cone. It was good though. But $5.40 for a few bites?

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Thank daisydum
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

wide selection of ice cream. excellent flavors. good coffee. good service. lots of outdoor seating..

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Palos Verdes Estates, California
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73 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

Super friendly and educational experience today! The gelato was the best I've had, and the bullet coffee was delish! I loved their special organic coffee blend - no need for cream or sugar!

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Thank LivPurple
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2015 via mobile

One of the best smoothie shops I have ever been to! All real fruit and no junk. Wonderful mixtures, juices, and great coffee too!

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Thank Stacey N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe
Meals
Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 21:00
Monday
10:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 21:00
Thursday
10:00 - 21:00
Friday
10:00 - 21:00
Saturday
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 475 1st St, Solvang, CA 93463-3728
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Solvang
  • Phone Number: +1 805-693-1222

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?