Sizizis is a 24-hour coffee and tea joint, a dark-hued hipster hangout and a palindrome. The small unmarked dark spot on Fourth Avenue is the only place in Olympia you can get chai at 3 a.m.
Walking into Sizizis is like stepping into the captain’s quarters of a 17th century Spanish galleon. It’s dominated by massive wooden pillars and arches salvaged from an old bar. Eight tables sporting an eclectic range of lamps fill the living room-sized space. There’s no theme to the room unless you count incongruity.
Red and purple velvet curtains almost reach the creaky wide planked floor painted alternately in red and green. Salvaged beadboard in a variety of colors line the walls. Even the bathroom has vintage matching green porcelain fixtures you haven’t seen since that semester in London.
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