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Cafe Zola

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Polish, Café, Coffee Shop, Turkish
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112 W Washington St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-1325
+1 734-769-2020
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Today
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Local cuisine

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 80
    Excellent
  • 74
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 8
    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
Most recent review
Awesome Brunch

If you love great omelets, wonderful teas and coffees or appreciate crepes this is the place!! Everything we've tried has been fantastic and is always enough to share. In fact, if you ask (for a small fee) they'll split your omelet in the kitchen and add potatoes and toast to both plates. Totally... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
paulag832
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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202 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

If you love great omelets, wonderful teas and coffees or appreciate crepes this is the place!! Everything we've tried has been fantastic and is always enough to share. In fact, if you ask (for a small fee) they'll split your omelet in the kitchen and add potatoes and toast to both plates. Totally worth it! Granted this is not an... More 

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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43 reviews 43 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Our food was good, but it was kinda cold. If I hadn't been there with some family members I probably would have complained. Lunch for four was $80 before tip and we drank water.

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
Top Contributor
322 reviews 322 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
284 helpful votes 284 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Thankfully the wait for the pub next door was impossible. My husband and I walked by Cafe Zola, and were assaulted by extremely yummy food smells. The exterior is an unpolished gem that opens to a very rich experience. Came by here on Sunday for brunch and were shocked to not find it a mob scene and then we found... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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48 reviews 48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I've been to Cafe Zola a few times by now. Although my first time was downtown and wasn't that great, I learned to like the new location on Washtenaw ave. It's a pretty good bistro with pretty good food and decent service. The prices are fair and the decor and atmosphere are nice. It is rare to find a great... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Café Zola is popular among students and residents of Ann Arbor, Michigan, but why? The food is average but overpriced. The place is packed for brunch, with customers waiting in line for seating. It's so noisy that it's difficult to hear ones dining companions. Some of the combinations of ingredients in omelets, etc., are just strange. For example, I can't... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We have eaten here several times...and not a bad meal in the bunch. Love love love the sidewalk seating in the summer, but the indoor atmosphere is great too. A really great place for lunch with friends, but still a great date night dinner too. Prices are a little high, but welcome to Ann Arbor. Service is always top notch... More 

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Chicago
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88 reviews 88 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

I was in from out of town meeting friends. The menu had a good range of selections for all courses. The food was good, but not worth the prices charged. It is an attractive space, but was very noisy on a busy night and hard to have a conversation.

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58 reviews 58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015 via mobile

Thankfully the wait for the pub next door was impossible. My husband and I walked by Cafe Zola, and were assaulted by extremely yummy food smells. The exterior is an unpolished gem that opens to a very rich experience. With only an hour to eat, we sat at the bar. Service was friendly, drinks arrived quickly. Food menu is exquisite.... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I had an octopus appetizer, squash salad & baked trout. It was delicious! Will, our server, was knowledgable, courteous and fittingly relaxed. We really enjoyed ourselves!

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The food is very good as long as the restaurant isn't really busy. As they get busy the quality drops substantially. Highly recommended on a weekday for breakfast, lunch or even dinner. Great drinks and a unique menu.

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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 1 - 30
  • Cuisine: Polish, Café, Coffee Shop, 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?