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Cafe Zola

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Polish, Cafe, European, Turkish
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112 W Washington St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-1325
+1 734-769-2020
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7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Ann Arbor's premiere breakfast, lunch and dinner destination...
Ann Arbor's premiere breakfast, lunch and dinner destination International influences + local mindset
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  • 91
    Excellent
  • 82
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
I ordered the granola with the Fage yogurt and tried some of their Belgian waffle.

The waffle was crispy on the edge and tasted great. The granola was good with the raisins, but tasted even better with the sliced strawberries from my BF's waffle, which it needed a hint of something else besides raisins. And I also ordered a side of honey as the Fage yogurt comes flavorless and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Royal Oak, Michigan
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  • Local cuisine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great service and very unusual interesting things on the dinner menu that you would have a hard time finding elsewhere.

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The waffle was crispy on the edge and tasted great. The granola was good with the raisins, but tasted even better with the sliced strawberries from my BF's waffle, which it needed a hint of something else besides raisins. And I also ordered a side of honey as the Fage yogurt comes flavorless and needed some sweet help to get... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This is a nice place with a nice menu. However, it was overpriced for me and just too, too noisy. The food was good but again, overpriced. Just too hectic and pricy for me.

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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Love this place! Visited first time during the Art Fair week (crazy time in town) and we had super service from Maegan. The drinks came quickly, the food was awesome and quick! Had the Kofte - excellent, as was the burger. But they did not rush us to leave. A bit noisy, but had that cafe European experience ( with... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Cafe Zola looks interesting and has tasty, interesting food. The "but" has to do with noise. The sound level makes it difficult to talk, though that seems to be a trend with good restaurants in Ann Arbor lately. Thirty- and forty-year-olds don't seem to have a problem with the noise. No, I don't wear a hearing aid, but I can... More 

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Sylvania, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

My wife and I sat at an outside table here on July 4th. The food was amazing! We split a caprese salad, which was excellent. Followed by a penne pasta dish for me and a lobster roll for my wife. Both outstanding . Lobster roll was not on the menu, but a salad topped with lobster was. So our waitress... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Had brunch here while passing through Ann Arbor. Everything was excellent. We had open-faced omelettes — one with sweet potatoes and caramelized onions, topped with challah croutons, avocado and goat cheese; the other with artichoke hearts, roasted red peppers, green beans, potatoes, and red onions topped with Vermont cheddar cheese and avocado. The eggs were perfectly cooked and the toppings... More 

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Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

They have an eclectic menu with fresh, locally sourced food. It's a great place for brunch, lunch or casual dinner. Their burgers are excellent. As my title indicates, it is noisy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

A wonderful restaurant in the heart of downtown Ann Arbor. We were a party of five (including a 10 and 7 year old) and got seated within five minutes on a Sunday morning. A varied menu of crepes, waffles and omelettes and a variety of sides (sausage, bagels, etc) We had a frittata, a blintz crepe, rosemary potatoes coffee and... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Bread basket rules! Good place for breakfast. Turkish eggs or Turkish brunch are my recommendations. And don't forget the pommes frites. Always busy, but they move people through.

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Additional Information about Cafe Zola

Address: 112 W Washington St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-1325
Phone Number: +1 734-769-2020
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ann Arbor
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $30
Cuisine: Polish, Cafe, European, Turkish

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 112 W Washington St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-1325
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ann Arbor
  • Phone Number: +1 734-769-2020

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $30
  • Cuisine: Polish, Cafe, European, Turkish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

Ann Arbor's premiere breakfast, lunch and dinner destination International influences + local mindset
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm

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