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Cafe Nola

101 Winslow Way E, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110-2425
206-842-3822
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Price range: $0 - $25
Cuisines: American, Delicatessen, French, Contemporary
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
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English first
Lahaina, Hawaii
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101 reviews 101 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The service is very good from the hostess to the servers. The food was very good. We had fish and chips as well as the soup and salad combo. The fish was more breaded than battered and therefore not as greasy. The clam chowder tasted great, but could have been hotter. The bird salad was very good.

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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We were greeted by a friendly hostess, had a great table with a view, this was the first lunch. The bird salad was so delicious, the chicken was done perfect and all the flavors blended so well, the chef just kissed the salad with the dressing so you could taste everything! My other lunch partners said they enjoyed their lunches... More

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Oakland, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

. . . there are at least two menu items you MUST try at Nola's. Yes, the salads were crisp, flavorful, and not overly dressed; AND the salmon sandwich was excellent. But, the truffle fries (made with truffle oil) were, in all likelihood, the very best tasting fries I have ever had. Ever. Additionally, the tiramisu was THE BEST I... More

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I said "good," not great. Four of us met for brunch. Three of us had the French toast and it was "ok" "good" and "great" for an average of good. I wished I'd ordered the crab eggs benedict as I did on my visit about a year ago. Will go back, but I'd still like to find a local brunch... More

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Dallas, Texas
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143 reviews 143 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We came at just after noon on a Sunday and the restaurant was very crowded. We were able to be seated right away at a lovely table for two next to a window overlooking the patio. We ordered the small Beet salad, with fried Polenta and walnuts. It was very good. If it had goat cheese it would have been... More

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Seattle Area
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101 reviews 101 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Cafe Nola is a pretty good restaurant. Not great, but pretty good. We avoided it for years as the menu was predictable, and so were the crowds. Lots of tourists seem to find this place, even though it had not been as good as it was early one. We have been back twice in the past month for brunch. Service... More

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Bellevue, Washington
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

As a former Bainbridge Island resident for over twenty years, I have had many occasions to dine at Cafe Nola over the years. Sadly, it has gone downhill. Visiting the island this past weekend, we made reservations for a group of seven. We arrived on time, and were told it would be a twenty minute wait for the table we... More

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Park City, Utah
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114 reviews 114 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

I happened on this place after walking on the Main Street after the ferry ride from Seattle. Has outdoor seating but I felt like a seat inside and enjoyed looking over an interesting menu and settled on a delicious sandwich and their fries. Great spices and interesting flavors. Pleasant place. I enjoyed the service, and the server gave did a... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

I have been going to Cafe Nola for more than 10 years. the food and atmosphere are always great. A little pricey for me - so we do not get to go often. A waitress there remembered the details of a celebratory dinner more than 3 years after the original dinner - mow that is service!

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Sacramento, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

All the forces in the universe conspired to present me and my traveling companion with a perfect day on Bainbridge Island - but the height of perfection was our meal at Cafe Nola. This is an absolutely charming bistro with friendly staff, adorable setting and delightful fare. We were wanting for NOTHING during our entire experience at Cafe Nola. My... More

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