About Zola

Welcome to Café Zola!

We pride ourselves on being the best place for breakfast, lunch and dinner in Ann Arbor and beyond. We are an independently owned and operated business, opened by Hediye Batu and Alan Zakalik in March 1996. The name “Zola” comes from French writer Emile Zola because the original breakfast and lunch menu was largely influenced by French cuisine and culture. Our dinner menu borrows from Italian and Mediterranean culture and cuisine, including some Turkish recipes.


At Café Zola we use the freshest and best ingedients for our omelettes, crêpes, waffles, salads, sandwiches, appetizers, entrées and pastries. We choose our suppliers to ensure that we get the highest in quality and selection. Our coffee is specially blended and roasted by a small roasting company in Durham, North Carolina, and is delivered fresh. Our tea has been selected from various sources for taste and quality. Our rotating wine selection has been personally chosen from various vineyards by owner Alan Zakalik. Any items we do not make from scratch come from the finest local bakeries. When possible, we always use organic produce, dairy, eggs, poultry, meat and seafood.


We have an established customer base in Ann Arbor and surrounding communities, and many guests stop in while visiting from other states. We have developed a close relationship with our guests and consider them members of our family.



Brunch Hours:

7:00 am – 4:00 pm daily
(Eggs, French toast and Monte Cristo not served after 3:00)

Happy Hours:
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm daily

Dinner Hours:

5:00 – 10:00 pm Sunday through Thursday
5:00 – 11:00 pm Friday & Saturday



Reservations can be made by phone during our normal business hours at 734.769.2020, or using the widget below:
* We now only take Brunch reservations via phone & email (zolareservations@gmail.com )

Cafe Zola Reservations
If the date or time you are looking for is not available, please call us at (734)-769-2020 or email zolareservations@gmail.com. We are often able to be more flexible with our reservations then we are able to show in our online system. We accept reservations for parties of six or more for brunch on Saturday and Sunday. We accept reservations for groups of two or more for dinner and weekday brunch. We are also glad to accommodate large groups and special occasions.


Graduation Reservations: We will begin accepting reservations for 2016 graduation weekend from April 29th to May 1, 2016. All graduation reservations are taken by email only. For graduation reservations, please email cafegraduationreservations2016@gmail.com.

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112 West Washington Street

Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104

734.769.2020 phone

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