131 Washington St.
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Stroll the Walkway Over the Hudson and you’ll spot Lola’s below on the Poughkeepsie side of the span. CIA grad and owner Edward Kowalski launched the eatery in 2005. It features simple breakfast fare like egg sandwiches, pastries, and coffee, but the main offering is lunch. The café — with only five tables, plus counter seating; take-outs are popular — features daily specials and super sandwiches with a twist. Favorites include the grilled butter steak sandwich, ahi tuna pita, and Lola’s yummy spicy peanut noodles, which one employee calls “our signature dish.” The café offers soups, salads (the strawberry chicken salad is especially delightful), wraps, pastries, and more. Customers have described the marinated portobello mushroom sandwich as “amazing.” Lola’s catering has won awards, and to satisfy its many loyal customers, Edward and his wife Laurie have also opened Crave Restaurant & Lounge next door, for leisurely evening dining.