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Ola Bakery & Pastries

230 James St N, Hamilton, Ontario L8R 2L3, Canada
+1 905-296-6064
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good42%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“tarts” (7 reviews)
“sandwiches” (11 reviews)
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Cafe, European, Portuguese
230 James St N, Hamilton, Ontario L8R 2L3, Canada
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Reviewed 23 November 2018

I've had better service. Thumbs up: coffee and decor. Thumbs down: cash only, no debit. A machine is available but it has a minimum withdrawal of $20 with a $1.75 fee. And no cream, milk only. Street parking is $1.50 per hour.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank MB-1WorldTraveler
Reviewed 22 July 2018

We often go to Ola's bakery with friends or just by ourselves. The espresso is really good and their custard cupcakes are to die for. They have a great selection of pastries to choose from and verious drinks too.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Loretta P
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

Delicious all around! Had an éclaire and espresso, they were excellent. Only $4, you can’t go wring. The service was just as good too!!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank littlediddy2001
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

Pastéis de Nata - they are awesome. When we get a craving we make the pilgrimage from Burlington to this little gem in Hamilton and it’s worth the trip. The pastry is fresh and flaky, the custard is smooth and full of flavour. I’ve tried...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank robl260
Reviewed 9 July 2018

A great little place for lunch... a couple of sandwiches, coffee & 2 excellent pastries all for under $20... but bring cash... it's a cash only place

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Michael B
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

Came here with friends this past Saturday for a nice mid-morning coffee. We had the eclairs and coffee. The eclairs were super fresh and made like how you remember them from a couple decades ago - they were filled with custard! The coffee was very...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank stefbcanada
Reviewed 18 June 2018

I go to this cafe regularly - the food speaks for itself. The custard tarts are out of this world, their sandwiches are very tasty, the piri piri chicken is the best and they serve really good coffee. So why the average score? Service is...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Thelassie
Reviewed 2 April 2018

I came in for a couple of Portugese custard tarts (which at $1.50 were great). Next time will make time to try a latte.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank harry w
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Quick espresso and desert this afternoon. Staff was friendly. Coffee was tasty. I had the Delícia pastry and it was light flaky exactly how it should be. My husband had the rice pudding. He devoured it. Cute little café. Lots of room. Will be back!!

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank SuNuSa
Reviewed 17 December 2017

The breads and pastries are awesome. Service is friendly and very efficient, They also will prepare BBQ chicken if you order a day ahead. Its yummy.

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Wayne G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 230 James St N, Hamilton, Ontario L8R 2L3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +1 905-296-6064
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