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Cafe Europa and Bistro

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5900 Som Center Rd, Ste 13, Willoughby, OH 44094-3086
+1 440-943-8914
07:00 - 23:00
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Sun 09:30 - 19:00
Mon - Fri 06:00 - 22:00
Sat 07:00 - 23:00
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85 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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
Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 you decide. Great desserts. We had the cherry strudel. Open at 6am for breakfast too.

Thank Joe R
Willoughby, Ohio
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
1 review
Reviewed 21 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
Willoughby, Ohio
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Wonderful food and drinks in a warm, friendly atmosphere. Menus changes with inspiration as the the chef is.

Thank therightstep92
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

We are in the area from South Carolina and saw this recommended on trip advisor. I am glad we stopped. Owner was very friendly and food was really good.

Thank Nawanna A
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

This is a hidden gem! The owner is very attentive and treats all of his customers like they are family. Let's just say you won't leave hungry. I had wedding soup and the fish. It was more than enough for one person. If you are a light eater I would skip the appetizer and save room for the Walnut Cookies.... More 

Thank NutMeg1889
Cleveland, Ohio
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

When we first walked in this little restaurant it felt we were back in north Italy at the border with Austria. Same warm environment of home cooked meals. The food was excellent. Best Schnitzels we had. The owner is German and the food is like him no none sense! The food is fresh and will make you feel good. We... More 

Thank S2611DPANtonior
1 review
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Travel 90 in Ohio often, stop here frequently. From the schnitzel and the goulash and paprikash to the fresh-baked Walleye, an essence of Eastern European flavors and the chefs' selections of sides add nuance to every meal. Home-cooked atmosphere with top shelf preparation. Tried the Pumpkin Soup recently, and it rivals any creamy soup I've had. A little "heat" within... More 

Thank andrew s
1 review
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

I make a point of going here anytime I'm anywhere near Cleveland/Willoughby - it's that good. Johann is an absolute character, he made my family and I feel like we were over at an old friend's house having lunch instead of eating somewhere new in a foreign city. He was constantly making us and the people around us laugh. The... More 

Thank John R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
German, Cafe, European
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?