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US$6 - US$29
Fast food, Cafe, New Zealand
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Four of us had lunch here today and every meal wat awesome. Highly recommend the Laksa - great flavour and a good sized bowl. The Rooster Burger was really good as well. Great friendly service. Would highly recommend

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 30 March 2022 via mobile

Late light lunch with the oldies. Olive Tree not that easy to find. Darling and I had meusli with fruit and yoghurt while the others tried the muffins. Meusli crunchy and yum. Muffins well received. Coffee hot and strong. Good selection of home knitted and...crafts items sold on behalf of local artists. Would certainly return.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 23 January 2022

Arrived in Te Anau and looked for a place for dinner. As I walked past the menu, Fruit Waffles jumped out at me. We had blue Cod and Chips followed by the most fantastic fresh fruit waffles I have ever eaten. After a trip to...Milford Sound, went back for seconds… Lamb Shank with an Asian curry gravy. Yum 🤤 followed by… Fresh fruit waffles. Lovely staff and owner. You won’t be disappointedMore

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 27 December 2021

Never to got to eat here. Some of the staff were very rude and lined up for 5 minutes and then were told to sit down to order. Decided to do takeaway since was taking too long. Ended up being in the cafe for 20...minutes and were ignored too long for takeaway. Decided to leave. They should consider ordering at counter for efficiency.More

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 27 November 2021 via mobile

We had breakfast at this restaurant this morning and found our dining experience superb. I had eggs beni with salmon. Couldn't fault it. Just amazing. We were greeted by "jodie" who was exemplary. She made us very welcome and we watched her continuing her friendly...manner to each group as they entered the restaurant. The coffee was 2nd to none. First time I've asked for a 2nd coffee. The new menu was easy to read and order from. Keep up the good work team. Cant wait to return and try the other new items on the menu.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 30 October 2021 via mobile

Great little cafe restaurant with meals to suit all tastes. Plenty of meaty meals but also enough to satisfy vegetarians. Reasonably priced, excellent service and tasty food.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 19 July 2021 via mobile

Popped in for a touch of lunch. The service was superb the meal was cooked to perfection best meal I have had out for a very long time. I will definitely be going back as soon as I can 10/10. I will be reccomending the...olive tree to all I speak to.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 4 July 2021

I usually recommend this cafe while in my place of work, as a local who goes to different eatery’s in Te Anau on Sunday’s will not be returning or recommending this place anymore. I arrived just after 12pm today, which is when the breakfast menu...stops. I understand this, but after looking through the menu there wasn’t anything in particular I felt like and asked if I could have the eggs Benedict. The staff member checked with the kitchen and they said “no, the poaching pan has been turned off” so I decided to eat elsewhere. On my way out the chef came out and yelled across the room that I should come in before 12pm next time. I wasn’t upset I couldn’t have the eggs benedict and would have happily returned another day however the need to come out and say that is just beyond rude and unnecessary. They need to be careful who they speak to and what they say, as a small town word gets around. We won’t be back and will be spreading the word on this cafes bad attitude. Sandfly has beautiful food and atmosphere, go here instead. There is a reason they are always busy.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 9 May 2021

Well cooked and tasty meal. Excellent service and the meal was well priced. The Restaurant was warm, with heating going and a good menu to select from.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 1 May 2021

Six people in our group ordering hot drinks, cold drinks and some light food from the cabinet. We were the only people in the place until one other man came in later. There was a server behind the counter and someone out the back. The...food was delivered ok but the drinks took forever with the last delivered after everyone else had finished. Shoulder season yes, but this was lunchtime on a Saturday. Even the other man was asking if his tea had been fofrgotten. Whoever was in the kitchen spent more time yakking than helping.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Yes, Olive Tree Cafe offers takeaway services.

Olive Tree Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4