Bosa is an Italian cafe offering a selection of sandwiches and lunch items as well as espresso coffee drinks, tea and beverages.
I don't understnd places that have a long line up to pay and why the store/restaurant doesn't add another cashier. This is the case at Bosa as they have a long line up during lunch. Waited for serveral minutes for a grilled sandwich that was just OK. The price is reasoanble but I wouldn't return. The line ups are from the local Olympic offices so they don't have much choice on where to go. Service rated as poor due to the wait. The store is much better.
with the previous review. Service is slow and really I don't like their paninis much. Very little in the way of veggie sanwiches and the one there was had that gross olive tapenade on it. Gag. THe retail part is really good and I love the cheese and teh bread they bring in. Just don't make the cashiers angry - I've had a few diagreements with them over prices and they don't take kindly to that.
Bosa Foods are a huge Italian Food Importer.Attached to their huge warehouse is a great Italian mini supermarket with an excellent meat department as well as a very good deli. The deli serves excellent paninis as well as other sandwiches and drinks including very good coffee. There are tables & chairs outside and you would almost think you were in Italy as most of the customers are Italian.
We like to shop here as the selection of many specialty items is great and their prices are by far better than many other 'gourmet' shops. The lasagna they sell in the deli is very good and inexpensive. Not sure about the little cafe area-we did check it out but were not hungry at the time. There was no one manning the counter there and no one eating. I must say the paninis in the display case did not look all that appetizing but I can't comment on the taste.
Overall, a great place to shop for food. The olive oil we like and purchase by the case is $4.00 per bottle less there than the warehouse we used to buy it at-that should give you some idea as to their better price points.
Being Italian, I thought,ok, they are opening up a Bigger Bosa, looks like a Costco store from the outside, inside was ok. I thought they could of made it bigger and more bulk just like Costco. The Ceramic plates and other kitchen things could be in a bigger aisle. Talking about Aisles, it reminds me of the Old Bosa on Victoria Drive, too small, can't even move in these stores. Excuse me, oh, sorry, Excuse me!!!! Service at the Meat counter could be nicer and friendly (one lady with dark hair is nice) The Deli counter could use some plastic gloves, I hate when Deli's don't use gloves, it's really gross!!! Don't know if their hands are really clean when touching the Cold Cuts. The Panini Counter to get sands, coffee, so on are very rude girls. Service sucks big time here. Cashiers are a little stuck up also (just because your Italian) well, I don't think so. Be careful, they don't accept any Credit cards, I believe. Bring cash with you. Over all food quality is not that great, I once bought this cheese and it cost too much and it was moldy when I got home, too late to go back (no, it was not blue cheese,it was something like Gouda cheese from behind the Deli counter). Sorry, Bossy Foods.
Bosa Foods carries all sorts of Italian and European groceries. I like the store for its variety and selection. There is always something I like to pick up. The dine in area is different. There is very little seating for lunch. I usually carry out sandwiches, coffee and dessert. The service is slow and unfriendly at best. Too bad, the grocery retail part is what attracts people but the coffee shop really deters people from coming back.
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