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Cafe Zola

Category: Mediterranean

112 W. Washington, Ann Arbor, MI 48108


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Member Reviews


David says 12 years ago
The food is of average quality. I had the mushroom pasta, and tasted a great deal of my girlfriend's herb-rubbed brick oven roasted chicken, and had the banana crepes on my first visit - in a word (or initials rather): "OK.". My second trip (which I now regret) included tasting the filet of salmon with leeks and the lamb chops -- again, OK, but not overwhelming or unique in any way I can ascertain. Overall, average. I know how hard it is to run a successful restaurant, so I recognize that average would be fine as long as the prices were not so inflated. I do not mind paying top-dollar for good food, but I have a decent grasp on how much a dish is worth charging for and my conclusion after 2 visits is that this is the most overpriced restaurant I have visited in Ann Arbor. I am not saying that this is the most expensive, just the most overpriced for what they offer (alternates with better food and less expensive dishes in the area include Real Seafood, Logan, The Earle and Melange).
However, while overpriced food might be forgivable, what is not is the unprofessional attitude of the Hostess. I worked as a restaurant manager in NYC and I would never consider hiring someone like this (she must be the owner's daughter). She is extremely arrogant and condescending to her customers and this will only lead to decreased foot traffic. I might have considered giving them a third chance if their Hostess was a tiny bit courteous, however I will not consider this again and I recommend passing for those considering giving Cafe Zola a try. Hopefully the owners will wise up and do a better job training their host staff - if so they might have a chance with a little more innovation in their menu and more reasonable/accurate prices.

Cafe Zola - Reviews from across the web

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good crepes but dissappointing amount of filling in ea...

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an upscale place to hit the bo...

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hip cafe with some interesting f...

cafe zola - ann arbor, mi, 48104-1325 - toledo citysearch
someone may be stretched out on the sofa. watch your crepe being made. zolas crepes are fragile and fine, ranging in color from palest yellow to w...

restaurant finder - the detroit news online - 12/05/04
named for writer emile zola, the lively, art-filled cafe draws denizens for flawless sweet or savory crepes, airy, lemon-zested waffles and coffeehouse caffeine and herbals from sun-up--7 a.m., actually--till late afternoon. daytime also sees many sandwiches, at least four soups and pretty salads. l...

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i love it when i think im getting away with something--like being able to dine well without having to get al...

Cafe Zola - Ann Arbor, MI, 48104-1325 - Citysearch
Went here for breakfast on a Tuesday morning and left almost in the afternoon because everything seemed to take forever. I can only imagine what it must be like when it's crowded on a weekend. Some of the food though was really good - the potatoes that came with the eggs and bread basket and ra...

Cafe Zola, Ann Arbor - Restaurant Reviews - TripAdvisor
My colleagues and I were in town for business at U. of Michigan and happened upon this great restaurant. I ordered the Chimichuri Tango - Grilled flat-iron steak, served with Argentinean Chimichuri sauce, roasted potatoes. EX-CELL-ENT!!!! My dinner companions each agreed that the food & service was ...

Cafe Zola, Ann Arbor, MI : Reviews of Cafe Zola - Yahoo! Travel
Relaxed cafe that serves made-while-you-watch waffles, sandwiches, soups, homemade pastries, omelets, and crepes daily for breakfast, lun...

HeartLand: Cafe Zola : Ann Arbor MI
They had quite a few things to choose from at this bistro-ish restaurant but I went with the Champagnon crepe seen above. It was filled with a tasty variety of mushrooms. Who doesn't love crepes? A delicious lunch that makes you ...

Cafe Zola - Downtown Ann Arbor - Ann Arbor, MI 48104 | Metromix Detroit
A minimalist, exposed-brick decor lends to the elegance of this Ann Arbor restaurant. Inspired by French cooking, Cafe Zola offers organic produce as well as an invent...

Ann Arbor : Cafe Zola with photo! via Planet99 Guide to Detroit nightclubs, Detroit restaurants, and Detroit events
European style restaurant and coffeehouse; dishes include crepes, omlettes. salads, biscotti, and sandwiches; live music Fridays. Popular brunch spot; recommended: the Turkish Eggs ($8.50), two eggs sunny side up with feta cheese, tomatoes, and o...

CAFE ZOLA: about zola
t Café Zola, we use the freshest and beat ingedients for our omelettes, crêpes, waffles, salads, sandwiches, appetizers, entrees and pastries. We use a number of different suppliers to assure that we get the highest in quality and selection. Our coffee is specially blended and roasted b...

CAFE ZOLA: map & directions
Exit Washtenaw Avenue. Travel west on Washtenaw until it forks. Follow Washtenaw on the right, and continue until Washtenaw becomes Huron Street. Travel on Huron until Fourth Avenue and turn left onto Fourth one block to W. Washington Street. Turn right onto W. Washington Street. Cafe Zola is betwee...

CAFE ZOLA: crepes
At Café Zola, we transform the crêpe into fine art. True to the crêpe-making traditions of Brittany, we use two kinds of flour. Freshly ground buckwheat flour complements our savory crêpes, and pastry flour is perfect in our dessert crêpes. Also known as krampouz , crêpes are delicious for breakfast...

CAFE ZOLA: omelettes
In France, the perfect omelette is the mark of a great kitchen and a fine chef. Legend has it that famous French chef Escoffier challenged would-be cooks to prepare a perfect omelette. Those who succeeded earned a place in his kitchen. At Café Zola, we ask our chefs to respond to the same challenge....

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