A tradition in Olympia since 1996.
New Traditions Café and World Folk Art is owned by Jody Mackey and Stacy Muguet, two entrepreneurial women with a shared vision of service to the community.
New Traditions serves wholesome food, live entertainment, and a marketplace supporting equitable trade relationships with low-income artisans and farmers from developing countries. Since its founding in 1996 Traditions has evolved into a community center for concerts, workshops and public forums; a gathering place for a community of interesting and involved people. We are the 2nd generation of owners and are proud to continue to the vision of the founder, Dick Meyer.
We and our committed and friendly staff welcome you!
We were very pleased and gratified to be featured in the Olympian’s October 4, 2018 edition. Special thanks to Rolf Boone, who made it happen.
The best way to describe us is to simply give voice to the people who come here.
KE – from Google Reviews
“Cheerful staff, wonderful food, delightful shopping! I love that place. My daughter and I always go to Traditions for lunch when we get together in Olympia."
TL – from Facebook Reviews
"I LOVE Traditions. I always feel there's hope for us, when I'm there..."
CPF – from Facebook Reviews
“Came for a jazz event, had great food and beverages. Enjoyed a nice gluten-free lemon bar! Yum! The Jazz jam was great, too!!”
VM – from Google Reviews
“This is my favorite special place in Olympia. This is where Olympia's activists go to nourish our souls.”
CH – from Facebook Reviews
“Good food at a reasonable price, supports great local and regional musicians, ownership is committed to Fair Trade. Traditions is the real deal!”