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Lola's Cafe & Gourmet Catering

Poughkeepsie , NY
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LOCATION

131 Washington St
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 US (map)

PHONE

845-471-8555

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ABOUT US

Lola's Cafe's expansive catering menu is perfect for any occasion small or large, formal or informal. We offer traditional and ethnic fares as well as fusion cuisine, and more. Our... Read more
Lola's Cafe's expansive catering menu is perfect for any occasion small or large, formal or informal. We offer traditional and ethnic fares as well as fusion cuisine, and more. Our gourmet menus are innovative, upscale and in constant flux to keep up with recent food trends. In addition to standard menu items, we also offer custom menu services. Let Chef/Owner, Edward Kowalski, and Catering Manager, Annalise Puckette, work with you to create the perfect meal to complement any event.

From the finest hotels and country clubs, to your home or office, we are the Hudson Valley's premier caterer. We enjoy favorable relationships with a variety of local event planners, and can help you secure the perfect venue for any event, regardless of size.

Lola's Cafe's catering staff loves to cook, and we look forward to creating a specialty menu for your next affair. Let us make you a guest at your own party!

Call us at Lola's Cafe to schedule an appointment!

845-471-8555

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INFO FOR CATERING

What event services do you provide?
Clean Up, Set Up
What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cake Cutting, Cocktail Reception, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American, Asian, Caribbean, French, German, Italian, Latin American, Local, Mediterranean, Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish, Thai
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Lactose Free, No Pork, Nut Free, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
Which of the following items can you provide?
Chairs, Tables
Which of the following items can you provide?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

REVIEWS

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missy
Wedding:
11/5/2016
5.0/5.0
Lola's was amazing!
Annalise was incredible to work with, very responsive and knowledgeable.
Lola's took care of everything and made sure that it all went smoothly. The bar tenders were wonderful, our glasses were always full, and the food that Chef Ed prepared was amazing and everyone is still talking about it!
Overall we are very grateful to them for making our day so special, it would not have been possible without them!
Lola's was amazing!
Annalise was incredible to work with, very responsive and knowledgeable.
Lola's took care of Read more...
Lola's was amazing!
Annalise was incredible to work with, very responsive and knowledgeable.
Lola's took care of everything and made sure that it all went smoothly. The bar tenders were wonderful, our glasses were always full, and the food that Chef Ed prepared was amazing and everyone is still talking about it!
Overall we are very grateful to them for making our day so special, it would not have been possible without them! Read less
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Joe
Wedding:
10/30/2016
5.0/5.0
BOOK LOLA'S AND NEVER LOOK BACK ! When searching for the perfect caterer for our wedding at Brotherhood Winery we knew we would have a challenge ahead of us. After the first few meetings and tastings with other caterers we were losing hope until we contacted Lola's. Owner Eddie Kowalski and catering manager/wedding planner extraordinaire Annalise are the most professional, kind, amazing and talented people you can ever meet in your life. From the first meeting with them they made you feel comfortable and right at home. They didn't try to sell you on everything and talk up how amazing they were like other caterers we met with. They let their food & service the talking and WOW were we floored. Eddie's creativity and passion is completely evident in his dishes. The quality of ingredients and flavors in every dish we tried were unlike any other we ever ate in our lives. We booked them immediately after our tasting! From picking the appetizers, pasta dishes, main courses and down to decoration ideas along with everything else involved in a wedding Annalise handled it to perfection. She is one of the sweetest, most professional and organized people you ever want to meet and have as a part of your wedding day. From helping us book the rentals to assisting us with our vision there was nothing that she didnt do. To the days leading up to the wedding we are at ease knowing we were in such amazing hands. The wedding day was absolutely stunning, every table was perfect, all the decorations and rentals down to the silverware were setup by Annalise and Lola's incredible staff. Eddie and his chefs cooked up some of the most amazing food that had our guests raving not only the day of the wedding, but still to this day! They made our dream come true and helped make our wedding the best day of our lives!! We highly reccomend Lola's Catering to anyone and everyone !! Thank you Eddie, Annalise & staff! The most incredible, talented & down to earth people ever!!!
BOOK LOLA'S AND NEVER LOOK BACK ! When searching for the perfect caterer for our wedding at Brotherhood Winery we knew we Read more...
BOOK LOLA'S AND NEVER LOOK BACK ! When searching for the perfect caterer for our wedding at Brotherhood Winery we knew we would have a challenge ahead of us. After the first few meetings and tastings with other caterers we were losing hope until we contacted Lola's. Owner Eddie Kowalski and catering manager/wedding planner extraordinaire Annalise are the most professional, kind, amazing and talented people you can ever meet in your life. From the first meeting with them they made you feel comfortable and right at home. They didn't try to sell you on everything and talk up how amazing they were like other caterers we met with. They let their food & service the talking and WOW were we floored. Eddie's creativity and passion is completely evident in his dishes. The quality of ingredients and flavors in every dish we tried were unlike any other we ever ate in our lives. We booked them immediately after our tasting! From picking the appetizers, pasta dishes, main courses and down to decoration ideas along with everything else involved in a wedding Annalise handled it to perfection. She is one of the sweetest, most professional and organized people you ever want to meet and have as a part of your wedding day. From helping us book the rentals to assisting us with our vision there was nothing that she didnt do. To the days leading up to the wedding we are at ease knowing we were in such amazing hands. The wedding day was absolutely stunning, every table was perfect, all the decorations and rentals down to the silverware were setup by Annalise and Lola's incredible staff. Eddie and his chefs cooked up some of the most amazing food that had our guests raving not only the day of the wedding, but still to this day! They made our dream come true and helped make our wedding the best day of our lives!! We highly reccomend Lola's Catering to anyone and everyone !! Thank you Eddie, Annalise & staff! The most incredible, talented & down to earth people ever!!! Read less
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Lara
Wedding:
10/29/2016
5.0/5.0
Lola's is incredible. We got married at The Hill in Hudson and they had catered several events at the venue before so were experts and made the process incredibly smooth for us. My husband and I decided we wanted a short engagement so called Lola's 3 months before the event and they worked with us to make a lot happen in a short period of time. Both Annalise and Eddie were incredibly responsive, willing to work with us, had hours of conversations with my mom, husband and I and were so lovely to talk to. They made the entire process leading up to the wedding stress free and were on top of EVERYTHING. Then, the night of the wedding they blew us away. The food was incredible, the service extraordinary, and our guests raved about everything. I really can't say enough good things about our experience with Lola's and would HIGHLY recommend them to anyone hosting an event.
Lola's is incredible. We got married at The Hill in Hudson and they had catered several events at the venue before so were Read more...
Lola's is incredible. We got married at The Hill in Hudson and they had catered several events at the venue before so were experts and made the process incredibly smooth for us. My husband and I decided we wanted a short engagement so called Lola's 3 months before the event and they worked with us to make a lot happen in a short period of time. Both Annalise and Eddie were incredibly responsive, willing to work with us, had hours of conversations with my mom, husband and I and were so lovely to talk to. They made the entire process leading up to the wedding stress free and were on top of EVERYTHING. Then, the night of the wedding they blew us away. The food was incredible, the service extraordinary, and our guests raved about everything. I really can't say enough good things about our experience with Lola's and would HIGHLY recommend them to anyone hosting an event. Read less
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Rebecca
Wedding:
10/22/2016
5.0/5.0
Working with Annalise at Lola's was a pleasure. She was so kind and accommodating. We emailed or spoke weekly, she helped arrange for all of our rentals and our menu. At our tasting, chef Ed Kowalski came to speak to us personally and was open and flexible in terms of changing things in our menu. The food was delicious!
Working with Annalise at Lola's was a pleasure. She was so kind and accommodating. We emailed or spoke weekly, she helped Read more...
Working with Annalise at Lola's was a pleasure. She was so kind and accommodating. We emailed or spoke weekly, she helped arrange for all of our rentals and our menu. At our tasting, chef Ed Kowalski came to speak to us personally and was open and flexible in terms of changing things in our menu. The food was delicious! Read less
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Shelby
Wedding:
10/22/2016
5.0/5.0
We would recommend Lola's all day, everyday! They were by far the best vendor we had and were instrumental in making our day the best it could be. We are eternally grateful!
We would recommend Lola's all day, everyday! They were by far the best vendor we had and were instrumental in making our Read more...
We would recommend Lola's all day, everyday! They were by far the best vendor we had and were instrumental in making our day the best it could be. We are eternally grateful! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
My husband and I had always heard of Lola's Cafe through their reputation so when we were looking for a caterer, we knew we had to meet with them. All it took was one visit with Chef Eddie and we were convinced that Lola's was the caterer for our Wedding. Chef Eddie was professional, knowledgeable and efficient but still very friendly and open to listening to your suggestions. He created a custom menu that was perfect for our small fall wedding, using delicious and seasonal ingredients. We literally can not stop hearing raving reviews from our families about how great the food was. Our families agree that it was hands down the best meal they have ever eaten at a wedding, and my husband and I feel that it was the best meal we have ever eaten, period.
The tasting was a great opportunity to get an idea of the look and taste, and service that will be provided at the wedding. All the staff was extremely efficient and provided excellent service. Annalise was especially helpful in answering all of our questions quickly and was always available to meet and reassure us that everything was taken care of. Lola's cafe took a huge chunk of the work off our shoulders - they set up rentals, stayed connected with vendors and set-up everything for our wedding day. We literally just had to show up and enjoy ourselves!
My husband and I had always heard of Lola's Cafe through their reputation so when we were looking for a caterer, we knew Read more...
My husband and I had always heard of Lola's Cafe through their reputation so when we were looking for a caterer, we knew we had to meet with them. All it took was one visit with Chef Eddie and we were convinced that Lola's was the caterer for our Wedding. Chef Eddie was professional, knowledgeable and efficient but still very friendly and open to listening to your suggestions. He created a custom menu that was perfect for our small fall wedding, using delicious and seasonal ingredients. We literally can not stop hearing raving reviews from our families about how great the food was. Our families agree that it was hands down the best meal they have ever eaten at a wedding, and my husband and I feel that it was the best meal we have ever eaten, period.
The tasting was a great opportunity to get an idea of the look and taste, and service that will be provided at the wedding. All the staff was extremely efficient and provided excellent service. Annalise was especially helpful in answering all of our questions quickly and was always available to meet and reassure us that everything was taken care of. Lola's cafe took a huge chunk of the work off our shoulders - they set up rentals, stayed connected with vendors and set-up everything for our wedding day. We literally just had to show up and enjoy ourselves! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
10/14/2016
5.0/5.0
I can not speak highly enough about Lola's Cafe & Gourmet Catering and our experience with them. From our first email to our wedding day Eddie and Annalise were friendly, attentive, and helpful which kept our planning fun and stress free. When we sat down with them both for our tasting we knew we were in great hands! They were excited about our ideas and Eddie came up with a creative and unique menu. We could tell right away their passion for great food and it came through in all of the dishes at our wedding. When my now husband and I first started planning we knew immediately we wanted a memorable venue with delicious food for our guests and Lola's did not disappoint. They even took care of rentals for us which was a huge help considering we were planning our New York wedding from Chicago. Communication was always easy and I felt like Annalise was always there for me when I had a question about something and always got back to me in a timely manner. Their entire staff the day of the wedding was wonderful and friendly, everything ran so smoothly, we could not have been happier with how Lola's put everything together for us. The dishes the day of were absolutely beautiful and so, so delicious. Our guests were talking about everything from the cheese table at the cocktail hour to their main dishes for days and days after the wedding which is exactly what we were hoping for! I would highly recommend using them for any event, the way the whole crew operates is so impressive and they provide a personal and friendly experience from start to finish. They are a group of hard working, creative, and truly genuine people. Eddie, Annalise, Mary, Sarah, and the rest of the staff, we can not thank you enough for going above and beyond to make our day so memorable and stress free, our gratitude is endless. While we will be sure to visit Lola's and Crave whenever we are in the area, if there is ever another event we need catered there is no one else we would rather work with!!
I can not speak highly enough about Lola's Cafe & Gourmet Catering and our experience with them. From our first email to Read more...
I can not speak highly enough about Lola's Cafe & Gourmet Catering and our experience with them. From our first email to our wedding day Eddie and Annalise were friendly, attentive, and helpful which kept our planning fun and stress free. When we sat down with them both for our tasting we knew we were in great hands! They were excited about our ideas and Eddie came up with a creative and unique menu. We could tell right away their passion for great food and it came through in all of the dishes at our wedding. When my now husband and I first started planning we knew immediately we wanted a memorable venue with delicious food for our guests and Lola's did not disappoint. They even took care of rentals for us which was a huge help considering we were planning our New York wedding from Chicago. Communication was always easy and I felt like Annalise was always there for me when I had a question about something and always got back to me in a timely manner. Their entire staff the day of the wedding was wonderful and friendly, everything ran so smoothly, we could not have been happier with how Lola's put everything together for us. The dishes the day of were absolutely beautiful and so, so delicious. Our guests were talking about everything from the cheese table at the cocktail hour to their main dishes for days and days after the wedding which is exactly what we were hoping for! I would highly recommend using them for any event, the way the whole crew operates is so impressive and they provide a personal and friendly experience from start to finish. They are a group of hard working, creative, and truly genuine people. Eddie, Annalise, Mary, Sarah, and the rest of the staff, we can not thank you enough for going above and beyond to make our day so memorable and stress free, our gratitude is endless. While we will be sure to visit Lola's and Crave whenever we are in the area, if there is ever another event we need catered there is no one else we would rather work with!! Read less
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Danielle Rybak
Wedding:
10/1/2016
5.0/5.0
INCREDIBLE. Lola's was the best decision we ever made and hands down an easy one. Working with Ed and Annalise is like working with friends you have known for years. They stand behind their quality and uniqueness 100%. The food was absolutely delish and we got to choose every single detail easily with them. This was beyond excellent food and service, every dish was hand picked and mouth watering! This is not your average mediocre caterer that people are used to, this is a freaken work of art in your mouth culinary genius! SOO DELICIOUS! Annalise is a life saver and much more! You will never be disappointed by this choice, Infact ALL of our guests were ranting and raving about the food! Annalise made sure we ate the day of and made sure all our details were taken care of, from décor to making sure we knew when to walk down the aisle. Lola's Catering was an absolute pleasure and I highly recommend using them! Make sure you get the tuna wasabi waffle cones because you will be addicted!
INCREDIBLE. Lola's was the best decision we ever made and hands down an easy one. Working with Ed and Annalise is like Read more...
INCREDIBLE. Lola's was the best decision we ever made and hands down an easy one. Working with Ed and Annalise is like working with friends you have known for years. They stand behind their quality and uniqueness 100%. The food was absolutely delish and we got to choose every single detail easily with them. This was beyond excellent food and service, every dish was hand picked and mouth watering! This is not your average mediocre caterer that people are used to, this is a freaken work of art in your mouth culinary genius! SOO DELICIOUS! Annalise is a life saver and much more! You will never be disappointed by this choice, Infact ALL of our guests were ranting and raving about the food! Annalise made sure we ate the day of and made sure all our details were taken care of, from décor to making sure we knew when to walk down the aisle. Lola's Catering was an absolute pleasure and I highly recommend using them! Make sure you get the tuna wasabi waffle cones because you will be addicted! Read less
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Maria
Wedding:
9/24/2016
5.0/5.0
Lola's cafe was so good to us! They were by far the most affordable option that we considered and honestly was why we leaned towards them and after we tried the food there was no question that they were the caterers for us. The food was STELLAR! I got so many compliments throughout the wedding and onward on how good the food was. They even created a vegan dish at my request that everyone loved! They were able to work seamlessly with our outdoor venue. Annalise and Ed make the process very easy to understand and were always available to troubleshoot, brainstorm and offer their very experienced opinions. I'm very grateful to them for making the day so enjoyable.
- Maria
Lola's cafe was so good to us! They were by far the most affordable option that we considered and honestly was why we Read more...
Lola's cafe was so good to us! They were by far the most affordable option that we considered and honestly was why we leaned towards them and after we tried the food there was no question that they were the caterers for us. The food was STELLAR! I got so many compliments throughout the wedding and onward on how good the food was. They even created a vegan dish at my request that everyone loved! They were able to work seamlessly with our outdoor venue. Annalise and Ed make the process very easy to understand and were always available to troubleshoot, brainstorm and offer their very experienced opinions. I'm very grateful to them for making the day so enjoyable.
- Maria Read less
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Kim
Wedding:
9/17/2016
5.0/5.0
Trust Eddie and Annalise with everything. I will be perfect. Their whole team is wonderful.
Trust Eddie and Annalise with everything. I will be perfect. Their whole team is wonderful.
Trust Eddie and Annalise with everything. I will be perfect. Their whole team is wonderful. Read less
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