Great Eats : McMenamins Spar Cafe in Olympia, WA

One of Jared and I's favorite late night spots for good grub is The Spar Cafe by McMenamins. Open late with high quality food and great drinks, The Spar is the place to be after 10PM.


My favorite healthier dish from the dinner menu is their Aztec salad: a bed of greens with cheese, avocado, cilantro, cherry tomatoes, corn, beans, tortilla strips and chipotle dressing.

There's many delicious plates to fill your belly, including their truffle fries (even though they're a little salty), Electric Mayhem pizza, Hammerhead Garden Burger, the Day Tripper sandwich or the Uptown Veggie Grill sandwich (offered at other McMenamins locations).

McMenamins is a family run company started by two brothers back in 1974. The company distills spirits, brews beer, makes wine, roasts coffee and operates hotels. The restaurant and bar locations can be found throughout Oregon and Washington.

Here are two favorites that I've visited thus far:

McMenamins On Broadway 1504 NE Broadway St. Portland, OR 97232

McMenamins Spar Cafe 114 4th Ave. E Olympia, WA 98501