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Reviewed today via mobile

Just had a superb breakfast at this cafe. It is always packed with people when I drive past and we’ve been meaning to visit here for quite a while. As soon as I entered the staff gave me lovely welcoming smiles, almost every table was...full as usual with happy diners. My husband and I ordered Eggs Royal and Americano coffee. The service was super fast, the coffee was scalding hot and tasted excellent. Every bite was perfect from the muffins to the smoked salmon to the poached eggs which were cooked to perfection with such expert timing that the yolk ran out exactly as it should while the whites were firm and wobbly. All this was smothered with a delicious cheesy hollandaise/mayonnaise type dressing. Thoroughly recommend and reasonably priced.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After seeing reviews for this cafe we were looking forward to going as a family. Unfortunately two plates had hair on. Such a shame as a varied menu and lots of choice.I guess we were unfortunate.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Olive, Owner at Olive Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are very sorry you had that experience, normally it is not happening ,we don't know how and why it has happened ,nornally all the staff in kitchen wearing cover, however we will make sure it will not happen again I hope we will see...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staying nearby in a hotel decided to check out Olive Cafe for breakfast - superb choice - lovely classic English breakfast - freshly cooked together with eggs and avocado - great coffee as well as move friendly service - would definitely revisit on next visit

Date of visit: December 2022
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Olive, Owner at Olive Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much ,always welcome

Reviewed December 22, 2022 via mobile

Had a fantastic cooked breakfast here - huge portion tasted fantastical. Wasn’t all that busy lucky for me so I wasn’t waiting long for the food. Would definitely recommend it’s great

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed November 21, 2022 via mobile

Stayed at the Hilton 5 mins walk away and came here for breakfast. Lovely food and staff very nice. Had two breakfasts and they were plentiful! Coffee was good and I had a home made chocolate milkshake which I would recommend. Only downside is they...didn’t have the heating on and it was a really cold wet day!More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Olive, General Manager at Olive Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded November 24, 2022

Thank you very much for visiting olive cafe we are sorry for heating , during that time we have heating issues for while which mow has been fixed Thsnk you and you always welcome

Reviewed November 4, 2022 via mobile

Having not eaten the breakfast at our hotel we decided to eat out. We came across Olive cafe whilst looking for a parking space. My wife and I both had a traditional English breakfast which was excellent and the ingredients were of a higher standard....There was a good variety of breakfast menu but we were so hungry that we just stuck to the full English. The portions of the dishes are very generous. The jazz music playing in the background was a bonus. The staff are very helpful and courteous and always smiling. If you are ever in Bournemouth and fancy breakfast / Lunch check out Olive Cafe. You won’t be disappointed.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Olive, Owner at Olive Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2022

Thank you very much, always welcome

Reviewed October 29, 2022

We stayed in the Premier Inn just a 5 mins walk away but did not have the breakfast as we have always been disappointed with the Premier Inn Breakfasts. This place however did not disappoint as it had a far greater choice all cooked freshly...food, opens early and has very friendly and welcoming staff. A far better choiceMore

Date of visit: October 2022
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Olive, Owner at Olive Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2022

Thank you very much Always welcome

Reviewed September 20, 2022

I had the olive breakfast. Very generous portions. The Smoked Bacon and the Sausages were local butcher quality. All at a very fair price. Staff were very welcoming and extremely efficient. We will be back.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Olive, Manager at Olive Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded September 21, 2022

Thank you very much Always welcome

Reviewed August 28, 2022

After booking a few nights in Bournemouth I decided to find a nice cafe for my breakfasts. Olive Cafe is located on Poole Hill. I loved both of my experiences at Olive Cafe. The chilled atmosphere. The staff were great. Service was prompt. The food...was perfect. I look forward to visiting again but with my wife next time.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Olive, Owner at Olive Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2022

Thank you very much Always welcome

Reviewed August 6, 2022

Had heard good things so tried Olive Cafe for lunch. We were warmly welcomed and the menu had lots of choice for all tastes. Our meals and drinks were served quickly and freshly cooked - everything was nice and hot and the chips were good....The place was busy as is deserves to be. The prices were incredibly reasonable.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Olive, Owner at Olive Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2022

Thank you very much Always welcome

Reviewed July 30, 2022

Cafe was busy - a good sign!! Food - absolutely amazing, nothing overcooked or wrongly seasoned. Very good selection and adaptions are allowed. Very friendly staff!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Olive, Owner at Olive Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2022

Thank you very much Always welcome

Reviewed July 28, 2022 via mobile

Great service, catered to our Celiac group members allergies, and delicious food at a good price. , 10/10, would come back again

Date of visit: July 2022
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Olive, Owner at Olive Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2022

Thank you very much Always welcome

Reviewed July 18, 2022

We were staying in the Premier Inn for one night and wanted breakfast away from the hotel. Olive Cafe is just a couple of hundred yards down the road and an ideal short walk. Big menu full of traditional breakfasts all cooked to order, plus...great coffee. Will definitely book room only again and will be be back at Olive Cafe for breakfast!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Olive, Owner at Olive Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2022

Thank you very much Always welcome

Reviewed June 2, 2022

Recommended by our air bnb host, lots of options exactly what you want for a classic breakfast, service was efficient and fairly priced.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Olive, Owner at Olive Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2022

Thank you

Reviewed May 19, 2022 via mobile

What a wonderful feeling to find this warm and welcoming cafe still operating after the problems of the last 2 years. Same friendly staff and good honest food. They made our day!!

Date of visit: May 2022
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Olive, Owner at Olive Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2022

Thank you very much Always welcome

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Absolutely agree. Fresh food, friendly staff and great coffee! We come from Australia every year to see family and have enjoyed meals at Olive Cafe many times.
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Olive Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5