With so many dining options in Seattle, a meal at Cafe Nola might not seem worth the ferry ride. But in warm weather few settings can beat the patio, ... More
With so many dining options in Seattle, a meal at Cafe Nola might not seem worth the ferry ride. But in warm weather few settings can beat the patio, where diners relax over contemporary cuisine and breathe the fresh island air. The chef harnesses a world of influences to produce entrees of high, if not spectacular, quality. If you can, leave the car in Seattle. The restaurant is a short stroll from the ferry dock.
This was our first dining experience on the island. We both had wonderful meals, but my husband's scallops over fried grits/polenta squares was by far the better dish. I saw some decadent desserts go by, but we were too full to enjoy one that evening.
We tried to return and dine there one other occasion, but they were closed (and it seemed sort of odd because I believe it was midweek). Maybe we just didn't know what their regular hours were. Oh well, maybe next time we are in the area.
when we drove to Bainbridge Island for Mother's Day weekend. They were fully booked so we only got to eat dessert the night before but it was very good. I highly recommend the bread pudding, the creme brulee and the ice cream. I think the cafe tends to attract more upper class people, it's a classy bistro so it's not really kid friendly. But the staff was friendly for the most part and attentive. Hopefully we'll get to eat the food, (it looked wonderful) there next time.