Vis à vis the Mannheim Observatory, in the university building in A5 is the exceptionally trendy cafe of the Studierendenwerk. The feel-good factor is exceedingly high: the light shines in from everywhere and the lounge area is especially comfortable. The wood interior gives the place nice warmth to it. The croissants are baked extra fresh and the café au lait is rich in flavor. You will find everything your heart desires if you would like a snack. All coffee that is served is the excellent Lavazza quality coffee.
A gorgeous terrace can be found in the front. Here is a wonderful place to relax. And if the sun shines- which does happen in Mannheim- and is too warm, the seating in the shade will help you keep cool.
The entrance to Café Soleil can be found directly across from the library of the Informatics, Mathematics, and Social Sciences departments. You will find the same inexpensive prices as you would in all other cafes of the Studierendenwerk.
Bus 60 ("Sternwarte" busstop) from Mannheim Main Train Station in the direction of the Popakademie, Student Residence Hall Hafenstraße and Mannheim-Herzogenried. The bus stop is right in front of the entrance, therefore Café Soleil is also perfect for the students of the Popakademie.
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