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Solitaire bakery

Solitaire, Solitaire, Namibia
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“pie” (39 reviews)
“cakes” (28 reviews)
“apple cake” (10 reviews)
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Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
Solitaire, Solitaire, Namibia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We dropped in here twice, once on the way to our hotel and then on the way back. There is something about this place that is so laid back and relaxed. The food was great each time and the service friendly and helpful. The most...More

Thank Lllamaheaven
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Solitaire.....for years all visitors driving to and from Sossusvlei have stopped here, in the middle of nowhere!!! Twenty years ago when I first stopped, there was little more than a shop with a petrol tank outside. It was the place where I saw my first...More

Thank surya77
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here on the way from Sesriem to Swakopmund on my fiance's birthday and it was just the perfect treat. Apple pie was delicious, but there's other sweets too. You get some nice photos and there's bathrooms as well. Worth the stop for sure...More

Thank MFSB
Reviewed 9 February 2018

There's a reason everyone stops here--there's nothing else for miles, and even if there were, the bakery has good coffee and treats. That's not to say that either is mind-blowing, and it's important to not set your standards too high. Still, it's a welcome sight...More

Thank flooble
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

The bakery became famous for its delicious apple crumble served by the late Moose McGregor. The bakery still maintains its high standards when it comes to this sweet treat. When you head south, make sure you do not miss this stop. Treat yourself in what...More

Thank Camel-thorn_Pyrenese
Reviewed 16 January 2018

Not really off the beaten track, as it's a mostly-obligatory stop en route from the Coast to Sossusvlei or vice versa, but it sure feels like the middle of nowhere. And to have decent espresso drinks and a wide range of baked goods (we had...More

Thank Clairek K
Reviewed 14 January 2018

We have always made a point of stopping in Solitaire for the famous Apple pie. Despite the sad loss of the founder "Moose" (Percy) McGregor we still call in as a form of homage to him and his bakery. The new operators appear to be...More

Thank mfuwe
Reviewed 14 January 2018

Even though Mr McGregor is not with us anymore his legacy lives on. His apple strudel is the best ever and recommend this stop to anyone travelling through Solitaire

Thank johnnyn303
Reviewed 11 January 2018

Solitaire is in the middle of the Namib desert so chances are you will stop there if you are on a road trip through Namibia. The bakery has good coffee and excellent pastries. We stopped here twice and had the apple crumble every time. It...More

Thank chantalgmarx
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

What a lovely place to have a tasty pastry and a great cup of coffee! This all in the middle of nowhere! Thanks to Ton van der Lee who started all this with his friends Peter and Moose. Suggestion: read his book solitaire!

Thank ellyinlisse
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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Solitaire, Solitaire, Namibia
  • Location: Africa  >  Namibia  >  Khomas Region  >  Solitaire
  • Phone Number: 2640632936212
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