Just a splash away from Heritage Fountain, Capitol Lake, and Puget Sound. Our café is a gathering place for interesting people who enjoy good food.

Cafe Hours

Monday - Friday | 9AM - 6PM
Saturday | 10AM - 6PM
Sunday | 11AM - 5AM
(open later for concerts and some other events)


300 5th Ave SW, Olympia, WA 98501
Phone: (360) 705-2819

“Stopped there yesterday with a friend and had a wonderful lunch and great little shopping experience at the gift shop too. Will return for lunch again, begat a treat!!”

LH – from Google Reviews

“Made from scratch chai, homemade soups and treats galore, music, social justice lending library, nice folks, and plenty of Fair Trade clothing and goods to make that other world possible! Best spot to share some time and a scoop of Olympic Mountain Ice Cream with a friend!”

PR – from Facebook Reviews

Entrees served with a small organic green salad with lemon tahini, olive oil vinaigrette, bleu cheese, or raspberry vinaigrette dressing. Substitute the side salad with a cup of soup for $2.25, a bowl for $3.25 or a half salad for $3.75


Grilled Foccacia Bread sandwiches


Prosciutto ham, Havarti cheese, fresh Roma tomatoes and fresh basil pesto

Whole $9.25

Half $6.00

Smoked Salmon

Smoked salmon, chevre goat cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, capers, mixed greens, lemon juice, olive oil.

Whole $9.75

Half $6.75


Vegetarian with Provolone cheese, roasted red peppers, sun dried tomatoes, fresh Roma tomatoes, marinated artichoke hearts, mushrooms and fresh pesto.

Whole $9.25

Half $6.00


Soy bacon, avocado, roasted red peppers, fresh Roma tomatoes and sun-dried tomato pesto.

Whole $9.25

Half $6.00


Soy bacon, avocado, roasted red peppers, fresh Roma tomatoes and sun-dried tomato pesto.

Whole $9.25

Half $6.00


Noodles with ricotta cheese, mozzarella, parmesan, onion herb tomato sauce, spinach and a slice of grilled bread.

Whole $9.25​

Half $6.00

Quiche of the day


Black Bean Enchilada

With cheese or avocado – Black beans and brown rice in a corn tortilla with homemade enchilada sauce, tomatoes, red onion and cilantro chutney.

One $6.00

Two $9.00

Veggie Burger or Chicken Breast Sandwich

Cheddar cheese or avocado, tomato, red onion, lettuce, and Tibetan BBQ sauce.


Kid’s Cheese Quesadilla


With Salad $4.25

Rice & Beans

Organic brown rice and black beans

*Add avacado, cheese, sour cream, chips

Cup $2.75

Bowl $3.75

each $.75

“Every time we eat at Traditions, we wonder why we don't eat there more often! Not only is the food of the highest quality, the atmosphere is very friendly. Plus, we know everything is fixed to the very highest standards. Prices are fair, or inexpensive. I learn about music, current events, and other issues that are of interest to me whenever I am there.”

CC – from Yelp Reviews

“You cannot go wrong in a place like this. Whether you are shopping for a special item for someone, to heading into their cafe for a bite. ... The food in the restaurant is very down home delicious. I got their tahini lemon brown rice salad and a bowl of their dahl soup. Truly enjoyed the flavors and the wholesome and hearty food.”

SS – from Yelp Reviews

Organic soups and salads served with grilled bread or tortilla corn chips


Cup $3.50

Bowl $4.50

Greek Salad

Cucumber, feta, Roma tomatoes, red onions, green peppers and Greek olives in an olive oil vinaigrette dressing.

*Add chicken breast $3.50, Nisqually Native smoked sockeye salmon $5.00, hard-boiled egg $1.50.

Half $6.50

Whole $9.50

Side $2.50

Lemon Tahini Salad

Roma tomatoes, mixed greens and brown rice with our lemon tahini dressing.

Half $6.50

Whole $9.50

Side $2.50

Smoked Salmon Salad

Organic mixed greens, smoked salmon, chevre goat cheese, seasonal fruit and roasted walnuts with oil vinaigrette or raspberry vinaigrette.


Tortilla Salad

Black beans, brown rice, Roma tomatoes, red onions, avocado, mixed greens in our olive oil vinaigrette dressing and tortilla chips.



Organic red lentil hummus with corn chips or bread, cucumber, tomatoes and Greek kalamata olives.


Half $3.75


*Gluten-free Bagel $1.00 extra.

Plain $1.00

Toasted $1.75

With cream cheese, peanut butter, jam or red lentil hummus


With Nisqually Native smoked salmon cream cheese


Olympic Mountain Ice Cream

Small $2.25

Medium $3.25

Large $5.75

Pastries, cookies, bars, and more...

“Oh My. The Chai is a little piece of Heaven here. When you walk in you can smell the wonderful aroma of the Chai spices being prepared for the most delicious beverage you can have. My husband had the vegan enchiladas too and truly enjoyed them. I love to shop here for gifts too. This place is an Olympian treasure.”

CB – from Facebook Reviews

All organic – coffee, milk, half & half, whipped cream, chocolate, hemp milk, soy milk, rice milk.




12oz $3.25

16 oz $4.00


12oz $3.75

16oz $4.50

Cold brew

12oz $2.75

16oz $3.25


12oz $4.25

16oz $4.75



Espresso or Americano



black or herbal

12oz $2.75

16oz $3.50

Iced Tea



$2.75 to $3.75

Italian Soda

$2.75 to $3.75


$1.75 to $2.50


12oz $1.75

16oz $2.25

Hot Chocolate

12oz $2.50

16oz $3.25


12oz $2.50

16oz $3.00


12oz $3.00

16oz $4.00