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Traditions Cafe

300 5th Ave SW, Olympia, WA 98501-1015
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good26%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“soups” (4 reviews)
“fair trade” (8 reviews)
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Cafe, American, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
300 5th Ave SW, Olympia, WA 98501-1015
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Reviewed January 26, 2018

Lots of homemade, organic, natural, vegan - you name it! Folksy atmosphere - where the locals eat. Awesome one-of-a-kind gift shop with it.

Thank Terri B
Reviewed January 15, 2018

Traditions has been in Olympia for years. Small, unassuming and good. We went for dinner and music. A singer named Lavon performed and was very good. The space where the restaurant is located is a bit small, and their entertainment always seems to sell-out. The...More

Thank mjfoster
Reviewed January 1, 2018

Traditions Restaurant and shop is an interesting restaurant. It is very Bohemian/Hippie experience type restaurant. The shop os all about free trade. A fun place to browse. The have a small menu. You order at the counter and they bring it to you. One of...More

Thank teacher34
Reviewed November 15, 2017

Liked it so much, went back for a second visit. Great soup/sandwich/salad combos. Only complaint would be that placing an order is really old school, with the cashier taking notes on plain white slips of paper. This introduces delays and occasional confusion. But a great...More

Thank HereticBill
Reviewed July 19, 2017

This restaurant is a "New Age" restaurant. The food is not very good. It's stuck in all of the lefty, new age food fads. It uses local ingredients whenever possible. It has a lot of vegan on the menu. Very little meat. Sweeteners include sugar,...More

Thank Brimsmith
Reviewed May 2, 2017

Traditions is a fine old, Olympia tradition in itself. They offer a really good spread of locally sourced foods, for lunch and dinner as well as coffee-shop drink specials. There is a wonderful fairtrade goods store attached. The best thing about traditions is the regular...More

Thank Bret A
Reviewed March 26, 2017 via mobile

I have had meals at this cafe for 10 or more years. The quality and serving size is inconsistent. I think it is overpriced. I really want to spend my money here but I am rarely impressed.

Thank LaLunaStella
Reviewed January 11, 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
Reviewed November 30, 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...More

Thank Tamara S
Reviewed November 26, 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 Jill S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 5th Ave SW, Olympia, WA 98501-1015
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Olympia
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