Cross back over Market Street to the Batdorf & Bronson Coffee House. Try their velvety iced coffee to sip as you meander back downtown. Take a moment to notice the waterfront’s timeless beauty, then make your way back into Olympia’s charming downtown district.
Lined with shops, Capital and Washington are the main thoroughfares. The downtown corridor’s boutiques, art and antique dealers are ideal for shopping for that one-of-a-kind purchase. You can also browse down-toearth destinations from Red Door, a wonderful place for specialty home decor and gifts, to Belleza Ropa a mustsee clothier. Olympia’s downtown also offers antique and vintage shops; Courtyard Antique Mall and Antique Junkie offer funky accents and special vintage treasures. The former is a choice place to lunch and shop all in one location.
A Night Out On The Town
Olympia’s evening options are similarly eclectic. Stop at SWING Wine Bar for an avante-garde libation; ask for a table perched over the lake. Move to the dining room for a tempting dinner or head out to one of the top-notch restaurants in town. Cicada Restaurant and Lounge offers fresh Northwest cuisine inspired by the soulful South. Fresh beef, seafood and an endless view of the sound make Anthony’s Hearthfire Grill stand out. Mercato, another urban eatery, offers a casual setting focusing on fresh Italian fare. On a warm night all have outdoor seating. Good restaurants for families are Casa Mia’s award winning Italian Pizzeria and South Bay BBQ for ribs and chicken. After dinner pubs, jazz bars and clubs offer a variety of live music. Local theater should not be missed. The town has two reliable sources of evening entertainment. The elegant
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Travel Guide 2011