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New Traditions Cafe


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New Traditions Café is a community hub gathering place for a community of interesting and involved people. We serve fresh, organic food as well as host concerts, workshops and public forums.
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks
American, Cafe
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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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
Thank Jon K
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...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank BrandyM726
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
Thank MaryClareLeader
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
Thank Terri B
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...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank mjfoster
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...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank teacher34
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...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank HereticBill
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,...More

Date of visit: July 2017
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Reviewed May 2, 2017

Traditions is a fine old, Olympia tradition in itself. They offer a really good spread of locally sourced foods, for lunch and dinner as well as coffee-shop drink specials. There is a wonderful fairtrade goods store attached. The best thing about traditions is the regular...More

Date of visit: May 2017
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