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Cafe, American
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Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed February 24, 2020

The atmosphere at the cafe is very welcoming and comfortable. I enjoy coming here for the vibe. I really wish the menu offered specific vegan options though. I hardly eat at the cafe due to this. If there was a more vegan friendly menu I...would frequent the restaurant more.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed October 14, 2018

I like this place. It's got a definite old school hip feel to it and the food is a lot more orgo than I'm used to but is tasty and fun and they feature some truly great music.

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

The import shop is amazing, fairly priced, and a smorgasbord for the eyes. The attached cafe offers tasty paninis, soups, and salads, and is wonderfully quirky in it's own rights. A friendly and fun place. The hours are a little loop limited, so make sure...you don't miss it!More

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed September 14, 2018

This is as much a coffee and dessert spot as a restaurant for meals. It's cosy and casual, and the food is good -- mostly salads & sandwiches. We enjoyed the live music -- gentle accoustic guitar.

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed July 27, 2018

We were at the farmers market and shopping downtown. Stopped for lunch. Enjoyed a Siciliano panini with Prosciutto ham, Havarti cheese, fresh Roma tomatoes and fresh basil pesto. Shared a full sandwich it made a nice lunch for 2. The iced tea is very good.

Date of visit: July 2018
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.

Date of visit: December 2017
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...food is fresh and made on the spot. Panini sandwiches and a small selection of pasta type items are served. If it weren't for the entertainment, I don't think I'd ever go there just to eat, but given the quality of the performances, I'd recommend it every time.More

Date of visit: January 2018
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...their popular dishes are soups. A favorite is the Ginger Carrot soup. They offer soups daily. They also have some good sandwiches and several desserts. Several vegetarian items are offered. Very simplistic restaurant across from the lake. They offer poetry readings some evenings.More

Date of visit: December 2017
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...atmosphere including on one visit, an excellent pianist!More

Date of visit: November 2017
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,...honey, and xylitol.More

Date of visit: July 2017
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