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Olive Branch Cafe

2501 E D St, Freighthouse Station, Tacoma, WA 98421-1338
+1 253-330-6511
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  • Excellent87%
  • Very good12%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“egg salad” (6 reviews)
“sandwiches” (17 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2501 E D St, Freighthouse Station, Tacoma, WA 98421-1338
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Tea at Freighthouse Square? Yes! A traditional tea at the Olive Branch Cafe is a very unique and pleasurable experience. Service is friendly and warm yet efficient. Quality of the sweet and savory sandwiches, salads, sweets and baked goods is exceptional. The atmosphere along with...More

Thank Levannah
Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

The decorating and atmosphere of the restaurant is what first draws you in. The excellent food and service keeps you there and wants you to spread the word of this hidden gem to all your friends.

Thank 133HappyCamper2018
Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

I went here with a fairly large group, not expecting much, considering the exterior of the building (paint peeling in places and generally tired looking). To say that I was pleasantly surprised inside is a big understatement. The cafe/tea house is decorated from front to...More

Thank mcnicolb
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Our Book Club arranged to meet for lunch at Olive Garden. What a delightful surprise! We had live music played on a grand piano by the musician of the former Pizza & Pipes. The sandwiches and soup were delicious. Those who chose tea got to...More

Thank liketotravelII
Reviewed August 27, 2018

If the sheen and rush of fast-food places gets you down, take a look here. This place is a refuge from the buzz. Down-home food, very personal service and fair prices make this place a destination for that quiet conversation or just plain opportunity to...More

Thank MMorford
Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

For a retirement surprise I brought four ladies from Olympia to enjoy lunch and to give them a personalized thank you as coworkers. Lunch was delightful, delicious and dangerous (for we couldn’t eat it all)! Salads were fresh crisp and amazing with flavor (pesto Chicken...More

Thank Tonya L
Reviewed August 6, 2018

This is a quaint establishment with a down home feel. Their decorating is unique and the kids' table seating area is adorable for their tea parties. They have a large variety of tea blends to choose from. The variety of tasting for appetizers and desserts...More

Thank jennmoff
Reviewed August 3, 2018

I can't believe I just discovered this wonderful place of fun, memories of my youth and homemade good tea time food. Terry and company are so friendly and welcoming. I am going to come back two more times in one month for Birthdays and celebrate...More

Thank Donald K
Reviewed July 18, 2018

Delicious food and a wonderfully stocked tea cupboard. The women who work here are nothing short of delightful

Thank Alex M
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

My oldest daughter surprised me with lunch here. It was Queen's Tea. Our server was spectacular and so was the food.

Thank jdmkanana
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Sean W
May 31, 2018|
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Response from Ritz18meyer | Reviewed this property |
The best place is the small lot across the street - it's free if you go to the restaurant. Second best is on the street. Third best is the large free lot next to the Pierce Transit station. It's a little harder to get to... More
Terry D
November 28, 2017|
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Response from Terry W | Property representative |
Hi Terry! sorry not at this time
Erica W
October 25, 2017|
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Response from Lisa S | Reviewed this property |
We visited their new location in July/August 2017. They were up and running, had just finished remodeling. The place was a wonderful experience. Superb staff, particularly the owner, and great food and ambiance. What a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2501 E D St, Freighthouse Station, Tacoma, WA 98421-1338
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: +1 253-330-6511
Currently moving to Freighthouse Station, Hoping to be open mid March or so, will update asap with dates and times :)
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