The Olive Cafe restaurant

86a Strand Street, Skerries

North Co Dublin

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8 reviews
4 stars - based on 8 reviews
Olive delicatessen and cafe is owned and personally operated by Peter and Deirdre Dorrity. Prior to opening Olive, Peter and Deirdre successfully ran Cafe Irie, a coffee shop situated in the heart of Temple Bar, Dublin. They sold this in 2005 , fancying a quieter existence by the sea and chose beautiful North County Dublin in which to locate themselves.

And so Olive delicatessen was created in 2005 and has been in the business of serving simple, stylish fine food at a reasonable cost ever since.

The business is comprised of a vibrant delicatessen coupled with a continental style coffee shop and wine bar. One thing you will notice about Olive should you decide to pay it a visit, is that the place is always, always buzzing. You will be greeted with the homely aroma of home-cooked food , the sound of the beans grinding and the din of the customers chatting. It has such a continental ambience it might remind you of a cafe in Italy, France or Spain, yet it has a decidedly local, neighbourhood feel and therein lies the magic....

OPENING HOURS

Mon12:00pm - 9:00pm
Tue12:00pm - 9:00pm
Wed12:00pm - 9:00pm
Thu12:00pm - 9:00pm
Fri12:00pm - 9:00pm
Sat12:00pm - 9:00pm
Sun12:00pm - 9:00pm

CAPACITY
50 people

CUISINES
Breakfast, Brunch, Cafe, Casual Dining, European, Wine Bar

FACILITIES

Will cater for children Allocated smoking area Wine Only Accept major credit cards Terraced dining area

The Olive Cafe reviews

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The Olive Cafe

kramer
Dublin
26 reviews

Connoisseur

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 13th August 2014 (visited 9 August 2014 )

I agree with the other reviewers in that the Olive cafe offers much to customers, however I found fault on Saturday when I dropped in for lunch. It's okay that you have to order at the till when you first arrive (that's what I was told). I was on my own, but I suspect that if I brought friends or family there, it would get awkward all of us milling around at the till looking at menus and deciding what to get. Is this really how others do it? I chose and paid for the 'power free-range chicken salad'. At a round 10 euros, I expected an amazing plate of food, but to be honest, I was disappointed. The chicken was beautifully marinated and seasoned, thinly sliced too, but there wasn't enough of it to justify the price tag. It was about a half of a medium-sized breast of chicken. I understand that free-range chicken will bring the price up, but in that case, surely increase the rest of the ingredients. The salad leaves were nice, varied and beautifully fresh, but there really weren't enough, again, to justify the 10euro. I was disappointed to note that there was no hint of dressing. A slice of lemon accompanied the plate and I didn't go looking for oil as I didn't have much time for lunch. The lemon helped the mixed leaves, raw florets of broccoli, and sweet and lovely peas. But honestly, it was quite a disappointing lunch, and the title of 'power salad' was frankly not true in my case. I didn't bring it back because the place was packed, and I had to go back to work. I will however try this place again, because all these reviewers enjoyed the Olive.

The Olive Cafe

lovelybaker
Dublin
3 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 28th April 2014 (visited 27 April 2014 )

I cant really fault the place... except maybe for running out of scones, but they certainly had enough choice for me to forget about my scone craving quick enough. When I went up to the till to order, someone was saying they had waited too long for their coffee so I was a bit worried as I was pushed for time. However, our coffee arrived within 3 mins and our delicious panini's soon after. The bread was fresh and the ingredients were of a high quality, without the high price. Sitting out in the sun just topped the whole experience off!

The Olive Cafe

Crusty
Dublin
20 reviews

Newbie

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 19th July 2011 (visited 12 July 2011 )

The weather was cool when my partner and I visited Olive but we chose to sit outside, at the on street seating area in Strand Street. The glazed screens kept the wind out and the server offered lap-rugs which we gratefully accepted. Olive's menu is simple delicatessen fare. The food, though simple, is high in quality. We ate a typical panini lunch (Traditional for me, Chevre for my partner) accompanied by an excellent Cappuchino. The service could not be faulted. Every silver lining has a cloud and Olive's cloud is the price. Slightly under €20 for two coffees and two paninis is a little steep for lunch, even in Skerries.

The Olive Cafe

gbuchanan
Dublin
2 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 24th September 2009 (visited 22 September 2009 )

What a gem! Just what Skerries had been crying out for.... perfect for a breakfast muffin, a lunchtime panini or salad or to buy lovely olives, artisan cheeses and meats to take home. The coffee hits the spot too. I would strongly recommend Olive to family and friends and have done several times... who wouldn't?!

The Olive Cafe

gbuchanan
Dublin
2 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 24th September 2009 (visited 22 September 2009 )

What a gem! Just what Skerries had been crying out for.... perfect for a breakfast muffin, a lunchtime panini or salad or to buy lovely olives, artisan cheeses and meats to take home. The coffee hits the spot too. I would strongly recommend Olive to family and friends and have done several times... who wouldn't?!

The Olive Cafe

shingler

1 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 23rd September 2009 (visited 20 September 2009 )

What a great cafe to relax on a sunday mornng for a coffee and newspapers !After a strenuous bike ride - we got a table on the sunny sheltered outdorr terrace (with blankets provided for the knees ) and enjoyed a really good large coffee and a breakfast muffin. you order at the counter and then they serve you at table.- it did seem to get very busy after Mass emptied out ,but the staff are very friendly and seem to cope well under pressure . They also do a tempting selection of sweet things and lunches and there were loads of nice goodies to buy in the shop .Lots of people seem to come in for takeaway coffee and painins for the Beach I think so all in all a very bustly place .

The Olive Cafe

Ondes
Dublin
19 reviews

Newbie

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 05th August 2009 (visited 4 August 2009 )

A truly lovely place.They always seem to use top quality fresh ingredients.The atmosphere here is lovely however sometimes i wish they had more seats.However theres nothing like eating a take away sandwich and a coffee from here on the beach.Not too cheap but good value none the less

The Olive Cafe

rumpole

11 reviews

Newbie

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 12th December 2008 (visited 2 December 2008 )

Gem of a place, fabulous salamis and olives and cakes to die for. can get very busy and crowded but well worth a visit

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