There is a small town on the border of Pennsylvania, just outside of Western New York where my grandparents live, where my mother grew up and where my brother and I spent a great deal of our childhood. This charming place is called Coudersport and I love it. Coudersport has everything a small town needs. A few markets, churches, little shops and I’m pretty sure even a McDonalds… The last time I was home, my mother and I took a ride to visit my grandparents and as we were leaving my mom said she was going to take me to Olga’s. “It’s new in town and you are going to love it!” she said. She was soooo right! Olga Gallery, Cafe, & Bistro looks like it was plucked right out of the cool, hip West Village of New York City and dropped into the old fashion, delightful town of Coudersport, PA
Olga, who is much like her creations, bright and striking yet understated and laid back, comes to us from the Ukraine and has been studying art since she was very young. Upstairs in her gallery you can find stunning collages, beautiful paintings, breathtaking wall hangings, etc. Downstairs you will find a wide variety of jewelry, scarves, hats, decorated stemware, hand made bags and all kinds of amazing trinkets and treasures. My mom bought me this gorgeous amber necklace on a leather cord from Olga’s for my last birthday. I wear it all the time and get compliments on it constantly.
The cafe is in a category all it’s own. DELICIOUS! Phenomenal flavor, perfect portions and reasonably priced. “Like” Olga Gallery, Cafe, & Bistro on Facebook and take a look at the menu in the photos section. Mouthwatering! There is live music performed there quite often, as well.
I am sorry to get you all excited about this gem of a shop, if you don’t live anywhere near there and aren’t planning a visit in the near future. But, I will tell you this: Coudersport is an amazing place to visit. If you do find yourself someday in the surrounding area, stop by for some friendly faces, beautiful scenery and more fresh air than you can breathe. And while you’re there, be sure to set aside at least a few hours for Olga Gallery, Cafe, & Bistro for some hand made, one of a kind riches.
A website is in progress where you will be able to purchase Olga’s work (I will keep you updated) but for now you can “like” Olga’s on Facebook to keep up with their happenings. OMG OBSESSED!
*Located at 2-4 East 2nd Street Coudersport, PA 16915