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Published March 27th 2012
The Green Olive Cafe is both a cafe and deli, specialising in lunch and breakfast. It's the kind of cafe you visit on a Saturday morning to read the paper or a good book, or to finish up some left over office work from the week.
The atmosphere is slow and quiet, no one is in a rush, kind of what you want on a Saturday morning. The staff follow suit, so it's probably not the best place to go if you need to be somewhere in a hurry.
The menu has an assorted mix of snacks, salads and hot meals. From the menu which is written up daily on a chalkboard, I decided on the beef lasagne with a side salad.
The lasagne is rich and creamy, mixed with a little cracked pepper, and parmesan cheese. Just the way I like it. Along with a latte, sitting at a cafe on a Saturday morning is one of the ways I really enjoy kicking off my weekend.
My partner decided on ordering the eggplant stuffed with rice, cheese and an assorted of fresh vegetables, with a side salad from the chalk board menu.
She told me she liked the dish but it would have been better if it was a little warmer.
One of the benefits of a cafe and deli being all in one, is that you can order meals from the menu and eat on the premises, while also having the option to purchase many of the dishes to takeaway. While waiting for your meal you also have the added benefit of browsing the store for some cold meats, cheese or antipasto.
The Green Olive Cafe is the perfect place for a quiet breakfast or lunch. The coffee is rich and smooth, the food is tasty and of good quality. The prices are a little high, but I believe you get what you pay for.