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The Olive Tree Cafe

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Logie Steading | Dunphail, Forres IV36 2QN, Scotland
+44 1309 611733
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Fri - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good quality food, home bakes and nice coffee. Small menu but enjoyable lunch. Stopped for just coffee and cake too.

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Thank Karen M
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Had an enjoyable lunch here - very good soup with tuna mayo sandwich. The restaurant is bright and airy and was nice and warm on a cold day, the staff pleasant and efficient. Only one complaint - the sandwich filling was heavily laced with red onion, not mentioned on the menu - was a bit tedious to have to pick... More 

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Thank Aileen581
TheOliveTreeCafe, Owner at The Olive Tree Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind review, we're delighted that you enjoyed your visit to our café and its surroundings. We will definitely make sure that there is no red onion in your sandwich the next time! Look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Forres, United Kingdom
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211 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Ate here yesterday food still excellent my wife had the fish cakes and I the venison burger. Followed by some homemade Victoria sponge. Zero to complain about food is first class.

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Thank Carlo198
TheOliveTreeCafe, Owner at The Olive Tree Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much, what a lovely review. We thoroughly enjoy and take pride in making and preparing all of our food on the premises and it is so nice when it is appreciated. Many many thanks. We look forward to you visiting again soon! More 

Epsom, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

If you like Dominoes pizza/papa johns/Pizza Hut etc then not the pizza for you. If you want an authentic Italian pizza then head here. Our favourite, the Quattro Stagioni, packed with ham and artichokes, truly Italian flavours. Buon appetito :) A proper pizzaiolo will be preparing your pizza. If you don't like it... Each to their own is all I... More 

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Thank R B
TheOliveTreeCafe, Owner at The Olive Tree Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. I think however it is meant for a different restaurant as we don't serve pizzas! So glad that you enjoyed the pizzas that you had! More 

Bournemouth
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65 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Called in for some shopping.Good hot chocolate.Great cakes and scones.Freindly service and spotlessly clean.Daily papers if you want to read something.

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Thank bertiebassett2014
TheOliveTreeCafe, Owner at The Olive Tree Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for writing such a lovely review. There's nothing nicer than a tasty hot chocolate combined with some shopping! So glad that you enjoyed our cakes too. It's very important for us to keep our café spotlessly clean and we very much appreciate that you noticed. Many thanks again, hope to see you again soon! More 

Inverness, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Not very impressed with the menu choice. Nothing wrong with having unusual soups on the menu, but should have one we all recognise. Not much on the menu for the hungry man, Ok if you are on a diet but other wise a little lacking.

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Thank doug k
TheOliveTreeCafe, Owner at The Olive Tree Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write your review. We aim to provide the best that we can in all that we do and we are sorry that you didn't feel that our menu offers enough filling choices. We prepare all of our food on the premises and take pride in the good portion sizes and healthy... More 

Pearland, Texas
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch after visiting Brodie Castle. The food was excellent. The atmosphere is very cozy and casual. Good book shop just out the door.

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Thank LindaHouTx
TheOliveTreeCafe, Owner at The Olive Tree Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for writing such a lovely review. We are so glad that you enjoyed our food and the time you spent at the café. We agree, the book shop is great! Look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

My wife and I had lunch at the 'Olive tree' and overall we did not get the wow factor saying to ourselves 'we must come back'. Let me explain; the setting is nice, the café clean and staff polite and attentive. The food however on closer examination lacks imagination, some quality and could be argued overpriced. My wife started with... More 

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Thank normalf
TheOliveTreeCafe, Owner at The Olive Tree Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review of your visit to our café. We can only apologise that you felt that our menu was lacking in imagination. Everything is prepared freshly on the premises and cooked to order. Any second courses are timed so that they arrive at your table freshly cooked. Nothing is ever... More 

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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Well situated, friendly staff, good cakes. Coffee isn't so great though. Why is it so difficult to get a nice cup of coffee around here?

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Thank Eveline R
TheOliveTreeCafe, Owner at The Olive Tree Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review of our café. I am so glad that you enjoyed your cakes but can only apologise that you didn't enjoy your coffee. We pride ourselves on the quality of our coffee and even have our coffee beans personally ground for us by the owner of the Leaf & Bean Coffee Shop within Logie... More 

Aberdeen scotland
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

We were served robust portions of home made soup and beef stew. Excellent quality. Friendly staff and a nice atmosphere. Great value considering the quality.

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Thank 4Putt
TheOliveTreeCafe, Owner at The Olive Tree Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review of your time at the café. We are so glad that you enjoyed your lunch with us. The beef stew is made with local beef from Macbeths Butchers in Forres and we agree, the beef is delicious! Many thanks again for your appreciation, we look forward... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$11
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Scottish, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 17:00
Friday
10:00 - 17:00
Saturday
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Logie Steading | Dunphail, Forres IV36 2QN, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Moray  >  Forres
  • Phone Number: +44 1309 611733
Description
The Olive Tree Cafe is a coffee shop that currently seats 90 indoors and has a beautiful courtyard outside for further dining. There is a lovely mezzanine area upstairs for relaxing over a newspaper or magazine whilst enjoying a freshly baked treat with a hot tea, coffee or hot chocolate. As part of a converted steading there are many different independently owned businesses offering various shops for visitors to enjoy. The cafe makes all of its food and cakes freshly on the premises using the freshest of ingredients. With an adult's and children's menu, delicious coffee and a variety of teas we enjoy catering for all tastes. There is a play area for children and disabled access for those who need it.

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