So after passing by his quaint looking restaurant daily, yesterday me and my friend decided to give it a try.
It is indeed quaint with limited seating, and during the day outside it was quite sunny. A peep inside to see if I could sit in the airconditioning, gave me the understanding that there was one high table with a few high chairs around it, and already there were two gentlemen seated, and I wouldnt want to go and sit next to them. So I very quickly settled on the seat outside.
My friend was a vegetarian, and I looked for some good vegetarian options for her, and found hardly anything at all. But sat and waited for her, as I placed my order for a Cafe Latte. Once she was in we settled for a “One the day Menu” Spinach and Feta Quiche for her, and a Chicken and Mango wrap for myself. As we chatted, I enjoyed the green surroundings and the minimally done seatings, and the order came in sooner than we expected.
My Cafe Latte was a huge cup and I really enjoyed the aroma and the brew – it was perfectly done. To our disappointment the Quiche was laced with eggs and my friend couldnt have it, so we requested the server to ask the Chef if he could do some sandwich without any meat or egg, and in about 15 minutes he came with a brown bread sandwich with cucumbers, tomato and cheese. My friend had asked for Cucumbers and Bell peppers with a little cheese, and since she does not eat tomatoes she had to pull out the tomato slices. Though we appreciate that the Chef could whip up something beyond the menu, but it would have been nice if the server would have heard us clearly and taken note of what we wanted, and at least there should have been an effort to toast the bread.
My chicken and mango wrap was more mangoes and very little chicken, infact one side of the wrap had just streaks of chicken in it. It was lean and lanky wrap, and awfully cold. All the ingredients, including the tortilla was taken from the fridge and assembled. Again, it would have been so good if there was an effort to toast the tortilla. It would have also been nice if their was something to go along with it – a salad or some fries, to make me feel good about the lean and lanky wrap.
All in all the coffee was the best part of Olive and whilst it is a neat place to sit in the evening for a cup of coffee with some friends, I wouldnt think about more than that.