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Cafe Zola

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112 W Washington St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-1325
+1 734-769-2020
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 23:00
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Farmington Hills, Michigan, United States
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257 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Instead of a 'proper dinner' we decided to try Cafe Zola's happy hour menu which worked out well ... 1/2 dozen Blue Point oysters, warm olives, bread basket with 🌿 herb butter, san pelagrino water & the goat cheese topped with fig jam & hazel 🥜 nuts ... a delicious light fare with enough leftover for an afterglow snack!

Thank Laurie B
Detroit, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Worst dinner I've had for some time. Got steak "special". Meat was tough (even though medium rare), no mushrooms on asparagus as advertised and entire plate was barely warm. Sent it back to be warmed, it came out the same way! Won't be back.

Thank 277pkv
South Dakota
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129 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Let me start by saying my breakfast was delicious. I started with the morning's special coffee, a raspberry mocha and it was heavenly, my partner had an Americano and it too, was worthy. I ordered the Shakshuka, a dish I've made myself and prefer but, this was very, very tasty. It was heavy on the Mediterranean flavors with the feta... More 

Thank MeanderingMax
Detroit, Michigan
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are so many delicious options. I love this restaurant for any meal. Fresh ingredients. Incredible variety. Favorites include the kobe burger and frittata zola. It's not in downtown and that makes for free and easy parking.

Thank jillyjillyjillyjilly
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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83 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love the breakfast menu at Zola's (either location), but the Turkish Eggs dish is fantastic. I get it almost every time. It's substantial, but rather healthy with all the spinach and the yummy feta, the olives, cucumbers and tomatoes. Ask for your eggs to be "soft poached" so the yolks can run out over the feta and spinach. The... More 

Thank judy s
Monroe, Michigan
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2017

#1 Good luck getting a table. It seems as if it is **always** crowded. It's a good sign of good food, yes, but annoying at the same time. Especially if you have to wait Dec-Feb. They really cram you in there, too. Can't tell you how many times I've been elbowed by my neighbor or smacked in the head from... More 

Thank J M
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291 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We have never been here before. It is now at the top of my Ann Arbor list. The roasted veggie salad was amazing. The monte cristo sammy was really good also. Everyone's meals around us looked delicious. We will be back!

Thank Randy F
Sylvania, Ohio
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Stopped at Cafe Zola to have a bite to eat with our nephew, a student at U of M. We have been here many times, and truly enjoy the eclectic menu and the always delicious food. We stopped in at 4:30, which is happy hour with a limited menu. But enough of a food choice to satisfy all our needs.... More 

Thank jfkdeuce
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Great location, good environment and the staff are always very kind. One of the best brunch places in downtown A2

Thank Rômulo C
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

We went during restaurant week so it was a special $28 menu to pick two starters and an entree. We enjoyed everything and I would definitely come back to try more and for the delicious spaghetti and meatballs! Dessert crepe was just okay but everything else was delicious and the service was great even though it was super busy.

Thank Melissa M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
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
Ann Arbor's premiere breakfast, lunch and dinner destination

International influences + local mindset

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