Cafe Olive is our local. It’s pretty well always buzzing with people. You’ll find a walking group there, business people having an informal meeting and friends catching up with each other the easy way. Then there are the passers by picking up a takeaway treat. I love the food, I love the coffee (and the tea and the hot lemon and ginger drink) and most of all I love the warm welcome every time we come through the door.
If the winter weather discourages you from taking a stroll through the park to Cafe Olive, you can always find parking right outside.
These sofas have heard many of my secrets when I have sat there in comfort for a good catch up with a friend. (There are plenty of proper tables for when you eat.)
The scene is set with a Mediterranean theme. Specialty pastas, olive oils, coffee and other deli items are for sale.
I loved Tania’s most recent recommendation – cashew crusted chicken with lemon feta dressing and fresh tomato served in crusty foccaccia. I had to take the photo with the pretty bits facing the back, because it looked so great I tucked right in – then remembered I was going to take a photo!
Phil the barrista is a charmer – and the coffee’s exceptional, too!
Tania makes all Cafe Olive’s food on site. I think Tania must be a perfectionist. Melting little cakes piled high with swirls of icing, Eggs Benedict at breakfast, lots of lovely luncheon dishes – every mouthful is sheer joy.