Daily 7:00 am–4:00 pm
Daily 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Cafe Zola was great - we really enjoyed the food and the server was super nice to our two little kids. Thanks!
Having eaten at and greatly enjoyed Cafe Zola a number of times over the years, my group was quite disappointed in the menu choices when we patronized the restaurant on June 16, 2018.
We walked in with a reservation for 4 at 6:00pm on a Saturday. The majority of empty tables sent up the first red flag. After being seated and looking over the menu - none of the four of us could actually say that anything sounded good enough to order - which was quite surprising, considering that we've always had fabulous meals in the past.
Our wait person was lovely and understanding when we decided not to stay. Sorry Cafe Zola - with an abundance of other great restaurants in Ann Arbor - we won't be coming back.
Food was very good, great special for shareable plates.
My espresso beverage was delicious. Had whipped cream and orange zest.
However, I got the shakshuka and it was just some sautéed red and yellow peppers with two poached eggs placed on top. It was nontraditional and not what I was expecting. Quite pricey for what it was and bland as it was just peppers with minimal seasoning.
Other food I have gotten here has been great. Just don’t get the shakshuka.
My friends and I went for their restaurant week special. I admit the special was of great value (two appetizers and an entree item for $28!) but all the food was just good. I got the half chicken. It was pretty tasty but the chicken was laying on the mashed potatoes. I thought that was odd. We basically had to yell to hear each other across the table. The service was pretty good considering how busy it was. Overall it was a good experience, but it was just “good”. The regular menu certainly seems a bit pricey for what you get and the taste, but the inside decor is fun and creates a fun and new atmosphere. If you are looking for fine dining with exceptional dinner, this is not the place. If you are looking for a nice date night location with a variety of food options, this is the place if you are feeling adventurous.
Had a very enjoyable meal and great service. Love the Jalapeño martinis!
I had boycotted Cafe Zola for too many years, and what a mistake. The food was fabulous!
Wonderful place for breakfast. Lots of great choices and excellent service. A place to “see and be seen.”
Usually go to Zola for brunch or lunch, not dinner. But they do an amazing job at dinner, also. Love the cozy atmosphere, great service and creative food choices. Zola really knows how to marry flavors well
Great place. But cramped and loud
Always fun and upbeat. The food has a mediteranian twist that keeps the entrees fresh and different.
We celebrated my Birthday here and had a wonderful meal. It was my first choice of where to go.
We have always had excellent, creative food and service at Cafe Zola. It is one of our "go to" places when we want to go out or bring friends when they come into town. The owners are wonderful and often there. We have never had a bad experience.
Cafe Zola has a diverse menu so there is something for just about everyone. While popular for brunch it also makes a good evening venue. The food is consistently good as are the cocktails. Beer is bottled only but the wine list is good. It's close to the Ashley parking lot which is convenient.
Cafe Zola is always a sure thing for good food and drinks. My only caution can be the noise level and seating on busy holidays can be way to tight.
Fabulous! Great server and food
The service is always excellent and the food never disappoints. The seafood is very good and the lamb chops are excellent.
Zola's was my pic for my birthday dinner and the food was delicious, the server was pleasant and tuned in, and it was quiet enough to talk.
The food was great but the server seemed to be over scheduled because we ran out of water several times and I ordered a glass of wine before my main arrived but I didn’t get it until I was almost finished eating. And the place was pretty empty because it was early on a Tuesday night so I expected service to be better. But overall Zola’s is always good and one of our main go-to restaurants.
Cafe Zola in downtown Ann Arbor is one of my favorite restaurants. The staff is lovely, the environment beautiful, and they are happy to make any of their pasta dishes with gluten free pasta. I especially like the spicy chianti sauce. I admit the menu is somewhat limited and the price tag can be high, but this is high quality, tasty dining in Ann Arbor, and so, worth it.
Food and drink are always fantastic here; we weren't able to make it in for Sunday Brunch (if you haven't been, you must go!), so we had a great dinner instead. I'm not really a Vegetarian, but can eat that way, so I had one of their dinner specials of tofu, chile sauce, etc. It was great. Briana was our server, whom we've had before--she's an awesome person! She takes great care of you--friendly, attentive, and great menu advice! Will return again, soon!
I loved the expanded menu and the fact that this place is now on Open Table, as they did not used to accept reservations except for large parties.
Can’t say enough good things about this Ann Arbor gem. We had not been here in a couple years and it is better than ever. Start to finish the food and service was awesome. We had 4 people and it’s not often that we all agree!
Great place, cozy yet vibrant atmosphere, great food. Make sure to get there early as it’s always packed, even with a res. Also great for a Sunday brunch
Unfortunately, I have a mixed review about Cafe Zola. In our party of 4, one diner was unable to eat her pasta because of the overbearing and off-putting lemon taste. I mentioned this to the waitress who then brought it to the attention of the chef. His response was curious, he said it is intended to be that way. So my response is that I will not eat there again nor will I recommend the restaurant. I love Ann Arbor and it’s eclectic restaurants. I also love trying new food. However, when a chef refuses to put his customers first, he loses my business.
I went with my five best friends at school for Easter brunch. It was a great experience everybody enjoyed their meals.
Loved this restaurant. Our server was amazing. We all had a great dinner and drinks.
Best in town
Our waiter was fantastic and the food was great but even with a reservation we had to wait 30 minutes and the hostess was rude and unhelpful.
The mixed drinks were horrible. Very watered down.
Amazing food! It delivers every time!
The menu at Café Zola is a delight. Unfortunately, we were there during the March Madness basketball tournament which resulted in a very crowded, noisy restaurant with slower than usual service.
Seats too close together
We have dined here many times over the years. The food is always tasty. The service has improved. One risk is that things can be more done than you asked for. You really need to be explicit about what rare, medium etc means to the kitchen. That goes for eggs at breakfast & lunch as well as meat and fish.
We had a wonderful meal. The service was mediocre. We will definitely be dining there again in the near future.
Very quiet for a Friday night. They didn't have the scotch or the wine my husband ordered which seemed a bit odd. The food was good, waitstaff very attentive without being overbearing.
Not a great idea to go for Sunday Brunch. Even though we had a table booked people were filling the sidewalk outside and it was impossible to get inside the door. Eventually we did and after 20mins of waiting we decided to leave. So we never did get to have brunch. Its great that its popular but if you have a booking you expect to be able to get a table. Not watch other people take table after table.
I do like this place but this experience was poor. It was also noticeable that the tables seem far more packed together than they used to be. Also the hostess was anything but urgent or reassuring that there was some kind of system to manage the popularity.
I will go back for lunch and dinner as I have done before. Probably not Sunday brunch though.