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The Sidewalk Cafe

601 Capitol Way N, Olympia, WA 98501-1027
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good15%
  • Average23%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (2 reviews)
“ice cream” (2 reviews)
“sandwiches” (3 reviews)
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601 Capitol Way N, Olympia, WA 98501-1027
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Reviewed 17 June 2017

Stopped to have the Olympic ice cream and if we had been hungry, would have had lunch. The food looked outstanding and know we have to return for lunch. Small but sitting outside on a nice day would be perfect.

Thank Ruth S
Reviewed 5 May 2017

This is just an awesome little place, only a block or two from the Farmer's Market. I usually get their California Club sandwich and have them add turkey to it, and they also throw in a tasty small salad on the side. Right next door...More

Thank MissEspee
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

We stopped in for an ice cream cone but ended up getting more. It has a limited menu and is small but has outdoor seating. I couldn't resist getting a piece of giant quiche to have the next day and a slice of pie. There...More

Thank LRR2222
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Always good food. Menu changes each day with items made by the chef/owner. Tasty & hearty soups, sandwiches & desserts.

Thank Pat L
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Stopped here a few times. Friendly staff, good service, gratis food. Great place for friends and family to meet.

Thank PaulFigueroa
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Lots of care goes into the food at this café. I have been going there for years and have never been disappointed. Everything I have had is GREAT. The wraps, sandwiches and soup and salads are fresh and taste wonderful. Don't forget dessert - homemade...More

Thank SusanOly12
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Got a quick bite here - had two grilled sandwiches and they were delicious! The ice cream seemed to be a hit with people too - many people in line :) Friendly, fast service and the inside was cute - great patio outside as well.

Thank Stephanie S
Reviewed 8 February 2016

This is a four-five table cafe that features Olympic Mountain ice cream, hand-made sandwiches, pastries, and coffee. Very slow service for the size of the place. Don't go if you are in a hurry.

Thank soosihongkong
Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

We visited for lunch. We both had a painni and coffee. They were fine but I found the place very expensive for what it was. The cafe is pretty run down both inside and out,its winter and it was pretty cold inside.

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 19 September 2015

I'd been intending to try this small shop for a while. I dropped in for lunch and ordered a panini. It was good, but I think they tried to get a little fancy with a chutney and it didn't really fit the flavor of the...More

Thank tubasteve
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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  • Address: 601 Capitol Way N, Olympia, WA 98501-1027
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Olympia
Their phone is 360.878.9637. The restaurant serves sandwiches, salads, and coffee. It is under new ownership, and is a much nicer place to eat.
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