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The Sidewalk Cafe

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601 Capitol Way N, Olympia, WA 98501-1027
10:00 - 15:00
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Olympia, Washington
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 is a wonderful little ice cream factory, which sells its stellar product there in the... More 

Thank MissEspee
Columbia, South Carolina
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 were eight flavors of ice cream to choose from and it was delicious. A nice... More 

Thank LRR2222
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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
Chehalis, Washington
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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
Olympia, Washington
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55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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 pies and cookies. You can eat there or take it with you.

Thank SusanOly12
Seattle, Washington
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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
Shelton, Washington
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151 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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
Galway, Ireland
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105 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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
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51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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 sandwich. Coupled with the price and wait time I probably won't return.

Thank tubasteve
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2015

I had a wonderful meatloaf sandwich there today. It was grilled, with cheese and onion sauce on it. Came with a nice-sized green salad. I think the food at Sidewalk is always of good quality.

Thank 98501MariaN

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Restaurant Details

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American, Cafe
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
10:00 - 15:00
10:00 - 15:00
10:00 - 15:00
10:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?