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Cafe Sobar

22 Friar Lane, Nottingham NG1 6DQ, England
+44 115 824 0364
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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British, Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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22 Friar Lane, Nottingham NG1 6DQ, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Visited here for breakfast whilst in Nottingham. Very lovely staff, breakfast was one of the best I’ve had, and because I’m fussy they let me swap lots of things around on my fry up. Such a lovely place!! Definitely recommmend!

Thank Sophie W
CafeSobar, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Sobar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

What a lovely review! Thank you Sophie.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely cafe near the castle. Well appointed and great staff. Breakfast smoothie were lovely and the regular breakfasts were plenty. 200%local coffee was also good

Thank elliothowell
CafeSobar, Marketing Coordinator at Cafe Sobar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the review, we're glad you enjoyed everything!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nothing particularly fancy, great coffee and ambience. Staff are really nice. Great Eggs Benedict. Subtle details such as easy access to water without having to inconvenience the staff are really great also. Plus the prices are really decent.

Thank Dr_habibrahman
CafeSobar, Manager at Cafe Sobar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for your review :)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My son had a full English breakfast and I had the croissant with scrambled eggs and streaky bacon. Both were delicious. My macchiato was not good at all, but I didn't want to rate the place 4 stars over the coffee. I don't think my...More

Thank yrognoni
CafeSobar, Marketing Coordinator at Cafe Sobar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Sorry to hear your macchiato wasn't up to scratch, we will endeavor to do better next time. Thanks for the generous review.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sonar has a nice selection of breakfast options. The cappuccino and croissant was very good. Friendly staff and service was very fast. I'd go here again.

Thank Niels d
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited today with my son for breakfast. Staff really friendly and brekkie was great. My son had sausage cob and he said it was the best he had ever had :-). Lovely and clean relaxed atmosphere Will definitely return and recommend to friends and family.

Thank ladyluk1
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I just love this place, the food is always amazing and mum asks to go every time she visits Nottingham!

Thank MollySmytg
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Well done yesterday on not only managing very well during the match with all the orders, but coping with the aftermath. We felt very safe till the yobs had gone and I know the group with their Carer's thought so to. We will be back

Thank Rachel B
Reviewed 27 June 2018

tasty food and good coffee - the MOST amazing soup (home made mushroom) that I've ever had in my 65 years

Thank stephenJe2016
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

This is a great place, English breakfast was delicious, choice of poached or fried eggs, everything well cooked, hash browns and sausage particularly good. Superb coffee that stayed hot for ages (had a latte and sometimes cools down too quickly). Would definitely recommend. Great ethos...More

Thank Colin W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 9
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Friar Lane, Nottingham NG1 6DQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Nottinghamshire  >  Nottingham
  • Phone Number: +44 115 824 0364
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Sobar is the alcohol-free alternative cafe-bar venue for everyone; offering superb food, drink and original entertainment in a vibrant and welcoming environment. Sobar has been developed by Double Impact, the Nottingham-based drug and alcohol recovery charity with the support of a grant from the Big Lottery Fund.The initial concept for Sobar came from the users of Double Impact services who found that one of the main barriers to their recovery was social isolation and the lack of places to go that are alcohol free, particularly in the evenings and weekends. Our vision is to provide Nottingham with an alternative to the mainstream restaurants and bars and create a really convivial and creative space open to everyone who wants the choice to socialise without a focus on alcohol.
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