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300 5th Ave SW, Olympia, WA 98501-1015
09:00 - 18:00
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Mon - Fri 09:00 - 18:00
Sat 10:00 - 18:00
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Olympia, Washington
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Great food, music venue and fair trade import shop. Relaxing eclectic, with great food, wine available, and right across from Capital Lake which has a great walking area around it! Long time favorite for lunch.

Thank Elizabeth L
Olympia, Washington
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

My daughter likes coming here for lunch so I decided to join her. She ordered a veggie burger which came with a simple salad. She enjoyed hers as usual. I ordered a bowl of the day's soup. It was potato leek with artichoke. It came in a glass bowl that was steaming. Also, two slices of toast were on the... More 

Thank Tamara S
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58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

They have a great menu and several vegan options. The food is so fresh. I love their vegan enchiladas. They make their own lemon tahini dressing which is incredible. There is always a vegan soup on the menu too.

Thank tinydancr
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74 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

It was amazing to find a place where a vegan actually has multiple choices on the menu! I ended up ordering two different dishes because I could not decide and both were absolutely delicious; I cannot wait to go back and try something else! It seems to be a reasonably busy place but we were served quickly and never had... More 

Thank Kimberly T
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

What wonderful Fall Saturday lunch. After a bad experience elsewhere we came into Olympia for a downtown lunch. I'd never been to Traditions but heard many nice things. My family ordered from a menu of very healthy choices including quiche, panini, and soups. Food came soon and we enjoyed the meal as we could watch the beautiful Fall scene of... More 

Thank Bill T
Toronto, Canada
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Went to see Fiddle Fest and have dinner!! Food was delicious and hit the spot! The night I went was Fiddle Fest and I was there to catch the REDS perform. Was totally amazed at their abilities and the maturity and intensity I. Which they performed. Traditions gave these young performers a stage to showcase their talents. There were also... More 

Thank cybelemc
Denver, Colorado
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98 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Only had ice cream (blueberry cheesecake), but it was excellent and locally made. Looks like a great place to hang out.

Thank thunderable
Oslo, Norway
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

whats not to love about this place. I like patronizing a place where the employees are happy because it has a whole different feel to it. Everyone here is happy, the food is great, and i like the small town charm atmosphere.

Thank astra s
Olympia, Washington
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016

Varied entertainment offerings and a meal. Intimate space to interact with performers. Talent without the smoky bar. Wine without drunks. What more could you ask for.

Thank Olypolly
West Linn
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146 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2015

I know that this is an order-at-the-counter place, and I got the feeling that the workers may have been volunteers or perhaps it's run as a cooperative, but the service was not the best. We stopped in for lunch. The food was fine and the customers were all counterculture types, which I enjoy. Our food arrived randomly. I ordered coffee... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 5th Ave SW, Olympia, WA 98501-1015
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Olympia

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