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US$7 - US$32
Fast food, Cafe, New Zealand
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Olive Tree for breakfast. Six of us ordered together. The last two meals came out 50 minutes later. The others had long finished. So much for our family breakfast together. I confronted the man in charge and he said it was not...his fault it was the kitchens fault. We regret our decision to support Te Anau during the tourist downturn. This experience spoilt our family trip. Very poor.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had hot drinks and cheese scones for a late light lunch, lovely food and friendly service, will try to come back for dinner before we leave!

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I stumbled upon the olive tree looking for a place for breakfast. He had a mushroom dish and I had the eggs Benedict. They were absolutely delicious. We were just chuffed with our meals and they were cooked nice and quick. The...staff were super friendly and provided excellent service.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 7 March 2021 via mobile

Great selection of food available. The French toast is yum and massive! Excellent staff. We have been here twice during our stat

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 27 February 2021 via mobile

Went for a walk around town and the lake, on our return we found this little gem tucked away on the main street. Nice coffee and our picks were the cheese and onion scone, also the cheese and sausage roll. Friendly service and it was...a pleasure sitting in the alcove enjoying our morning tea. After this experience we will have to come back for lunch or dinner.More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 8 February 2021 via mobile

Our family just had a horrible experience here. We walked in at 11am and ordered 5 coffees. No issues at all and sat down to wait. After 25 minutes of waiting my wife walked to ask the counter how far away the coffees are and...got an aggressive “ oh at least another 20 minutes”. After she said that we weren’t given any indication that it was going to take 45 minutes for a coffee (there really weren’t many people there) the man behind the counter said in a very stressed and rude tone “yeah well, we are busy here”. So after we got our refund, we walked across the road to another cafe and got our coffees in 10 minutes (they appeared to have the same amount of customers too). Olive trees staff have ruined our experienceMore

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 19 January 2021 via mobile

Great meal..good portion size and food for everyone in the family. Good gluten free.optikns in menu. Service was good, nicely timed and satisfactory.

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 13 January 2021 via mobile

Great fresh food. Fast service and one of the biggest menus I’ve ever seen. Cool cafe decor too. Yum!!!!

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 13 January 2021 via mobile

Menu looked great but service and atmosphere needs improving. From the welcoming interrogation to the offer of taking our plates when we were still eating lol. Guessing new staff member for that one so training a must. Investing in correct wine glasses with flutes and...red wine glasses would be recommended too. Not a highlight.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 11 January 2021

The special of the day when I visited was steak and sides for $15 - outstanding value. Attentive staff, very clean cafe, a wide range of food. Wheelchair accessible.

Date of visit: December 2020
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  • Yes, Olive Tree Cafe offers takeaway services.

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