While shopping at Wareham Crossing with my Aunt Nancy, Jowanna and Tony we came upon a Cosi Restaurant. We decided to have lunch here because recently I had lunch at Cosi in Mansfield and loved the delcious healthy food choices and the great wheelchair accessibility of the restaurant.
Cosi is part of a chain of family style restaurants that make most of their menu items fresh from scratch right on the premises. They also offer delicious lower-calorie and lower-fat versions of many items on their menu. Cosi reminds me of a Panera Bread yet I find Cosi is more wheelchair accessible because the pick-up counters at all Panera Breads I’ve been to are way too high.
There are plenty of handicap parking spaces located in the plaza parking lot close to the main entrance. The single entry door is not automatic so Jowanna held the door open while Tony pushed my manual chair inside.
Inside is spacious with plenty of room for me to maneuver my chair. I was amazed at the large menu that was posted on the wall. The pictures of menu choices are at a good height and easy for me to see and read. The cashier counter where customers place and pay for their food order is of a good wheelchair accessible height. An employee brings your food order to your table once it is ready. The self serve soda fountain and coffee machine, and condiments are within my reach.
There are plenty of wheelchair accessible tables which are of a perfect height with plenty of room to wheel between tables. There are a few high bar-style tables that are too tall for my chair, yet it is not an issue for there are plenty of accessible tables to choose from.
The waitress who brought our food to our table was very kind, courteous and friendly. All the other employees were nice as well. We all really enjoyed our healthy and delicious meals!
The restrooms are spacious wheelchair accessible and fully ADA compliant; the faucet, soap and towel dispenser are easily within my reach.
I give Cosi at Wareham Crossing FOUR STARS for wheelchair accessibility. They would just need to install automatic entry doors so a customer can enter and exit independently to earn the Fifth Star.