Jami’s guidebook

Jami

Jami’s guidebook

Food scene
The chef here is amazing. The food and drinks are way beyond Olympia.
Chicory
111 Columbia Street Northwest
The chef here is amazing. The food and drinks are way beyond Olympia.
This is our favorite coffee anywhere. The sourcing relationships and attention to roasting are unparalleled. Best cappuccino in town! Buy beans from this award-winning roastery!
17
moradores locais recomendam
Olympia Coffee Roasting
600 4th Avenue East
17
moradores locais recomendam
This is our favorite coffee anywhere. The sourcing relationships and attention to roasting are unparalleled. Best cappuccino in town! Buy beans from this award-winning roastery!
Bayview Thriftway is pretty expensive, but it couldn't be closer. It's just a seven-minute walk from the guest studio, and they have everything you need.
14
moradores locais recomendam
Bayview Thriftway
516 4th Avenue West
14
moradores locais recomendam
Bayview Thriftway is pretty expensive, but it couldn't be closer. It's just a seven-minute walk from the guest studio, and they have everything you need.
This is a wonderful seafood restaurant, vastly more interesting than your usual deep-fried and previously-frozen seafood joint. Date night material for sure.
16
moradores locais recomendam
Chelsea Farms Oyster Bar
222 Capitol Way N
16
moradores locais recomendam
This is a wonderful seafood restaurant, vastly more interesting than your usual deep-fried and previously-frozen seafood joint. Date night material for sure.
This is a tiny café but they have ample parking, it's a ten minute walk from the studio, and they make great drinks. Don't expect Snickers Lattes from this award-winning coffee roastery. Their main location and roastery is downtown on 4th.
11
moradores locais recomendam
Olympia Coffee Roasting
1706 Harrison Ave NW
11
moradores locais recomendam
This is a tiny café but they have ample parking, it's a ten minute walk from the studio, and they make great drinks. Don't expect Snickers Lattes from this award-winning coffee roastery. Their main location and roastery is downtown on 4th.
We love this place. Their bar is tiny but awesome for an intimate drink, and their restaurant has delicious and filling Mexican-inspired food.
10
moradores locais recomendam
Quality Burrito
213 4th Avenue East
10
moradores locais recomendam
We love this place. Their bar is tiny but awesome for an intimate drink, and their restaurant has delicious and filling Mexican-inspired food.
Filling Station is a great drive-thru place to pop in before getting on the freeway. They serve Olympia Coffee and homemade pastries and other goodies. It's also the location of several food trucks and it's basically one of a very few food-truck locations in Olympia.
Filling Station Espresso
728 4th Avenue East
Filling Station is a great drive-thru place to pop in before getting on the freeway. They serve Olympia Coffee and homemade pastries and other goodies. It's also the location of several food trucks and it's basically one of a very few food-truck locations in Olympia.
The best New York Style pizza. Consistently great. We love Old School.
6
moradores locais recomendam
Old School Pizzeria
108 Franklin Street Northeast
6
moradores locais recomendam
The best New York Style pizza. Consistently great. We love Old School.
Koibito is just a few blocks away, and they have very consistent, solid food from sushi to rolls, noodles, tempura and more. Very friendly and fast. We’re regulars!
7
moradores locais recomendam
Koibito Sushi Japanese Restaurant
1707 Harrison Avenue Northwest
7
moradores locais recomendam
Koibito is just a few blocks away, and they have very consistent, solid food from sushi to rolls, noodles, tempura and more. Very friendly and fast. We’re regulars!
Bread Peddler is a bakery with delicious artisan breads, pastries to die for, sandwiches, soup, breakfast options, coffee and tea. And it’s an easy walk of about 15 min.
32
moradores locais recomendam
The Bread Peddler
222 Capitol Way North
32
moradores locais recomendam
Bread Peddler is a bakery with delicious artisan breads, pastries to die for, sandwiches, soup, breakfast options, coffee and tea. And it’s an easy walk of about 15 min.
Vic's is a great pizza place. They have a great selection of treats, drinks, and pizzas to please anyone.
12
moradores locais recomendam
Vics Pizzeria
233 Division Street Northwest
12
moradores locais recomendam
Vic's is a great pizza place. They have a great selection of treats, drinks, and pizzas to please anyone.
Left Bank can have a long line but if you time it right, you'll get basically the best french pastries you can get in Washington State.
12
moradores locais recomendam
Left Bank Pastry
916 4th Ave E
12
moradores locais recomendam
Left Bank can have a long line but if you time it right, you'll get basically the best french pastries you can get in Washington State.
Three Magnets makes great beer and solid food, much of it locally sourced, and run by friends of ours! Very thoughtful about the pandemic, too. We really appreciate them!
12
moradores locais recomendam
Three Magnets Brewing Co.
600 Franklin Street Southeast
12
moradores locais recomendam
Three Magnets makes great beer and solid food, much of it locally sourced, and run by friends of ours! Very thoughtful about the pandemic, too. We really appreciate them!
Popular brew pub, with surprisingly good food... burgers a specialty.
Well 80 Brewhouse
514 4th Ave E
Popular brew pub, with surprisingly good food... burgers a specialty.
This tiny taproom is a jewel in Olympia, situated among some great food trucks on the east side of downtown Olympia. We're friends with David White. He's an important person in the cider movement. Plus some great people staff the place. It's just a great little stop!
Whitewood Cider Co. Tasting Room & Taproom
728 4th Ave E
This tiny taproom is a jewel in Olympia, situated among some great food trucks on the east side of downtown Olympia. We're friends with David White. He's an important person in the cider movement. Plus some great people staff the place. It's just a great little stop!
Sightseeing
Wonderful, historic park with lots of trails and waterfront. About an eight minute drive from downtown Olympia.
44
moradores locais recomendam
Priest Point Park
2600 East Bay Drive Northeast
44
moradores locais recomendam
Wonderful, historic park with lots of trails and waterfront. About an eight minute drive from downtown Olympia.
A visit to Olympia really isn't complete unless you take some time to stroll among the impressive classical architecture and some surprising mid-century and contemporary buildings and hidden gems of the whole campus. And a lovely trail behind the Temple of Justice switches back down to the "lake" (it's actually a dammed river estuary) for a 1.5 mile stroll with other parks and trails branching out from there.
8
moradores locais recomendam
Washington State Capitol Building and Campus
416 Sid Snyder Avenue Southwest
8
moradores locais recomendam
A visit to Olympia really isn't complete unless you take some time to stroll among the impressive classical architecture and some surprising mid-century and contemporary buildings and hidden gems of the whole campus. And a lovely trail behind the Temple of Justice switches back down to the "lake" (it's actually a dammed river estuary) for a 1.5 mile stroll with other parks and trails branching out from there.
Lovely park with a nice loop trail through a lush, wooded area close to downtown.
9
moradores locais recomendam
Watershed Park
2500 Henderson Blvd SE
9
moradores locais recomendam
Lovely park with a nice loop trail through a lush, wooded area close to downtown.
31
moradores locais recomendam
Tumwater Falls Park
110 Deschutes Parkway Southwest
31
moradores locais recomendam
Shopping
Employee owned thrift store with all your used clothing needs. Great selections.
Dumpster Values
302 4th Avenue East
Employee owned thrift store with all your used clothing needs. Great selections.
Best gift shop in town. Jewelry, home goods, cookware, stationery, personal care and more. So well done.
20
moradores locais recomendam
Compass Rose
416 Capitol Way South
20
moradores locais recomendam
Best gift shop in town. Jewelry, home goods, cookware, stationery, personal care and more. So well done.
This is the record store, and it's a great one.
Rainy Day Records
301 5th Ave SE
This is the record store, and it's a great one.
When Andrea bought the historic Browsers Bookshop, I was worried, but the results have been SO inspiring. The place is so fresh, so well curated, and they have taken such lovely care of the building and opened up an event space in the mezzanine. This is your #1 bookstore especially if you might also want to purchase some stationery goods and cool gifts alongside your book selections.
6
moradores locais recomendam
Browsers Bookshop
107 Capitol Way N
6
moradores locais recomendam
When Andrea bought the historic Browsers Bookshop, I was worried, but the results have been SO inspiring. The place is so fresh, so well curated, and they have taken such lovely care of the building and opened up an event space in the mezzanine. This is your #1 bookstore especially if you might also want to purchase some stationery goods and cool gifts alongside your book selections.
Recently become a cooperative, Orca is a great place to search for new and lots of used books and a good place to search for used textbooks from Evergreen classes.
Orca Books Cooperative
315 5th Avenue Southeast
Recently become a cooperative, Orca is a great place to search for new and lots of used books and a good place to search for used textbooks from Evergreen classes.
One side is a tea shop, and the other side is nothing but chocolate. I approve!
Encore Chocolates and Teas
116 5th Ave SE
One side is a tea shop, and the other side is nothing but chocolate. I approve!
Olympia's Farmers Market is one of the best in the west. Great local farms, seafood, flowers, plants, bakeries, clothing, crafts, and food trucks. It's a real social hub of Olympia!
51
moradores locais recomendam
The Olympia Farmers Market
700 Capitol Way North
51
moradores locais recomendam
Olympia's Farmers Market is one of the best in the west. Great local farms, seafood, flowers, plants, bakeries, clothing, crafts, and food trucks. It's a real social hub of Olympia!
Walgreens is our regional drugstore. They've got all the stuff you need, and a drive-up window for prescriptions.
Walgreens
1510 Cooper Point Rd SW
Walgreens is our regional drugstore. They've got all the stuff you need, and a drive-up window for prescriptions.
Yes, we have a Trader Joes. It's certainly a great option for easy food to prepare in the studio, or snacky stuff for your daytrips.
8
moradores locais recomendam
Trader Joe's
1530 Black Lake Boulevard Southwest
8
moradores locais recomendam
Yes, we have a Trader Joes. It's certainly a great option for easy food to prepare in the studio, or snacky stuff for your daytrips.
Across the street from Trader Joe’s this is our go-to large supermarket.
8
moradores locais recomendam
Haggen Food & Pharmacy
1313 Cooper Point Road Southwest
8
moradores locais recomendam
Across the street from Trader Joe’s this is our go-to large supermarket.
This is the west side branch of our local food co-op. It’s small but it’s a great store for local farm produce, good cheese selection, and all the basics. Nice bulk section too.
20
moradores locais recomendam
Olympia Food Co-op
921 Rogers Street Northwest
20
moradores locais recomendam
This is the west side branch of our local food co-op. It’s small but it’s a great store for local farm produce, good cheese selection, and all the basics. Nice bulk section too.
Wonderful spice store!
Buck's Fifth Avenue Spice Shope
209 5th Ave SE
Wonderful spice store!
Hiking
Great and easy hike to lovely lake. Dogs allowed.
10
moradores locais recomendam
Staircase Rapids
10
moradores locais recomendam
Lena Lake
Mt. Rainier (Tahoma) is a spectacular, unforgettable geologic wonderland. Many trails can be accessed in the National Park. We love the High Skyline trail during the summer and early fall.
11
moradores locais recomendam
Paradise
11
moradores locais recomendam
Mt. Rainier (Tahoma) is a spectacular, unforgettable geologic wonderland. Many trails can be accessed in the National Park. We love the High Skyline trail during the summer and early fall.
This is an amazing hike on the flanks of Mt. Rainier (Tahoma) out of the Sunrise Visitor Center. Check for road closures. There are multiple great hikes available here late-spring to fall.
Burroughs Mountain
This is an amazing hike on the flanks of Mt. Rainier (Tahoma) out of the Sunrise Visitor Center. Check for road closures. There are multiple great hikes available here late-spring to fall.