103 Pt St, Providence, RI | Directions 0290341.816356 -71.407999
Neighborhoods: Upper South Providence
fresh food lush vegetation – One of the best spaces to gather and eat outdoors in Providence. The garden is fantastic with perennials and herbs framing the seating areas. The food is fresh and tasty.
Surprised...Not so Good – I was quite surprised at the poor service and by far the worst caesar salad I've ever had at Olga's today. Service? I was asked if it was "to go" replied, "no" and was given the real silverware and a napkin. I was "delivered" a brown bag with my salad inside a plastic container and loose piece of bread. Not a problem, when I opened the dressing you would have thought it was made of only anchovies' and oil. Disgusting. The "cheese" for a $10.00 salad, and way too much in the form of clumps of powered parm. and romano. I thought I'd at least get some nice grated cheese. Disappointed.
bad food, bad service – Their food is nothing to brag about. I had a hot and sour
soup that was below average. Their bread is ok and
their muffins are horrrible. The staff has lots of attitude
and it's much too expensive for what you get. Avoid.
Quality Food, HORRIBLE service! – I have tried Olga's Cup and Saucer several times because it is with in walking distance from my office. Every single time I have gone, I have always received great food. But something has to be done with the service. It is simply unacceptable. The two aweful girls, (mind you, not the owners who are very sweet) that work behind the counter did not make me feel welcome at all and this wasn't the first time. They don't say the common niceties you should say in a restaurant. They stare at you, or more like scowl at you, and if you need anything (napkins anyone?) they roll their eyes and lazily give them to you. You may think that I might be an equally horrible person for writing this but several of my co-workers and friends have experienced the same thing. Another instance where I was shocked: I asked for a box to wrap my left-overs in. One of the girls asked me almost incredulously what I needed to wrap. I told her "my left overs". She handed me a piece of FOIL. Didn't offer to wrap it, just handed me foil. No bag, nothing. Unless they change some of their staff, I am never stepping foot at Olgas again. It's a shame 'cause their baked goods are the best I've had in Providence.
places like this really do exist – olga's is one of those ideal spots - beautiful, cozy, warm and filled with the smell of freshly baking breads and cookies. plus there is a garden and patio outside where you can sit have a morning meal and forget that you are actually in a city. i had a killer omelette and even the side of bread that came with the breakfast was amazing, with bits of apricot in it. the staff was so kind, too.
fresh food – this place is a little hide away for breakfast and lunch. The service is great and the food is even better.
Fresh bread, sweets, salads and sandwiches served daily. – The Scene
If you're at all clumsy, a visit to Olga's is only going to amplify your sense of gracelessness. This high-ceilinged café has an airy, loft feel, but actual moving space is at a premium. Take a hint from the rest of the urban lunchtime crowd: Shimmy to one of the tile-covered tables, have a seat and stay there.
Don't see anything you like? Come back tomorrow. Olga's menu changes daily, but it's more likely that you'll have a hard time narrowing your options. And if you head isn't spinning yet, imagine what'll happen when you try to choose one of 10 varieties of crusty bread. Everything is delicious, but the pecan blondies and mango-chutney chicken salad are worth a trip in themselves.
its ok, but just ok – that sweet potato wrap wasnt that good. it is a decent place to go for lunch, the breads are alright, but not great. its not a 10
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