Darby's Cafe

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  • 1/5 Star Rating.

Based on 1 Rating

211 5th Avenue Southeast
Olympia, WA 98501
(360) 357-6229


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American, Breakfast, Burgers/Hot Dogs, Coffeehouse/tea, Patio/Deck Dining, Subs/Sandwiches
Beer and Wine Only, Credit Cards Accepted, Kid-Friendly, Outdoor Dining, Vegetarian-Friendly
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The Review

Reviewed by: Ron Swarner

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Darby's represents the city of Olympia to the tea (15 versions).  Funky, liberal, friendly, and laid-back, it's all about serving quality food in the Man's front yard. While elected officials and developers argue about waterfront condos, folks can enjoy the democratic principles of fairness, whole foods, open-toed sandals, and an odd assortment of Wizard of Oz paraphernalia in this tiny joint.

When the cooks scream "Order Up!" over the loud clatter from the hidden kitchen, pancakes the size of your head, huge breakfast sandwiches - including one with sausage the size of a huge hamburger patty - five scrambles, nine omelets, Batdorf & Bronson Bohemian Blend coffee served in a variety of coffee mugs (mine was a cow that said "Hay, I feel good,"), and an assortment of beverages including the infamous Brass Monkey - fresh-squeeze orange juice and a pounder of Olde English 800!

Best of all, the ingredients are fresh, not hastily prepared, with more options for vegans and vegetarians than not.

If for some weird reason you don't like the spice of your meal, a wall-mounted rack housing 30 hot sauce flavors awaits.

A full menu - including lunch and dinner options - is available online.

Hours: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, breakfast all day (no pancakes or French toast after 11 a.m.), lunch after 11 a.m., closed Monday and Tuesday


User Reviews of Darby's Cafe (1)

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  • 1/5 Star Rating.

Treefriend said on Nov. 05, 2012 at 2:19pm

Your review is baloney, Darby's sucks. Darby's is one of the worst eateries in Olympia. Nothing worse than having cashiers and wait staff, who look and dress like homeless bums, snub and ignore you for as long as they can. Wait, the unventilated, smoke filled dining area is worse, actually. The mediocre food, most of which you could make better for yourself at home isn't worth the money, and someone should tell the tank-top wearing hirsute waitresses that long arm pit hairs should not be considered a garnish. I wonder why the health department lets them stay open. Mostly its the terrible service and attitude of the people who work there that makes the place unbearable. The bathroom (latrine) smells like a urine drenched back alley.

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