Added on: 19th April, 2017 by O1
After weeks of work and a complete refit, the popular Olive Tree Cafe and Restaurant has reopened for business with a modern new look but with the same great food much loved by its loyal customers.
The old decor, last updated around 20 years ago, is now gone and in its place are cool colours and a contemporary design, bright pictures on the walls, a stainless steel edged counter and state of the art coffee machine.
“It needed an update and freshening up,” explained James Murphy, who helps run the family-owned cafe with his sister Angela Ward and father Orhan Ogretici. “Everything was stripped out and started again. It is now a lot brighter and a lot nicer place to be.”
And the changes have certainly gone down well with the many regulars, who were eager to see the transformation as soon as the cafe reopened in April.
“It is much brighter now,” said Melvon Edwards. “The food is always good and the service is very good too.”
Encouraged by the response, James is looking ahead to a positive future for the business buoyed by the prospect of many new residents moving into the area thanks to the town’s increasing popularity and a number of new homes being planned and developed nearby.
“With a healthy amount of competition it can be quite challenging to stand out and that is why we decided to update,” said James.. “Good service and good food is how we survive.”
He added: There are lots of flats being built and that can only be better for us as it brings people to the area.”
The 70-seater Olive Tree Cafe and Restaurant, a familiar name on the High Street since 1998, was taken over by Mr Ogretici in 2009.
Priding itself on the quality of its food, customers can still enjoy the same wide range of dishes as before from breakfasts, sandwiches and baguettes to freshly cooked main meals such as moussaka and the ever-popular daily roasts of lamb, pork and beef. And it will be working in partnership with Deliveroo to offer food for delivery.
A full range of teas and coffees including latte, cappuccino, mocha, herbal and green tea is also available. The cafe is open from Monday to Saturday between 7am and 6pm and on Sunday from 8am to 5pm.
For more information call 01689 822654.