I decided to organise a Brunch outside of work for Betty Boop and our newish colleague She-Ra that moved from the UK at the beginning of the year. She is a bit of a foodie but a real coffee snob and has not really had the opportunity to explore the food delights of Wellington, so I decided to bring her under my wing for this food adventure.  I decided to go to Olive because I have not been here for years and because Betty Boop keeps mentioning it. Olive has had a recent refurb for earthquake strengthening and the place looks really cool and I love what they have done with the courtyard.



This was interesting and surprising that this had a dipping sauce with it. Obviously, I did not read the menu properly and just saw the word burger. The bun was toasted on the inside and had a nice crunch to it. The bacon was really nice and I really liked the croquettes inside. The most surprising was the patty it was so nice and pink that it was bleedy when you squeezed the burger. The dipping sauce was really nice and went really well with the burger. It tasted like as if it was french onion dip.

Flat White


This coffee looked good and I discovered that they used Supreme Coffee beans here. However, the flat white tasted as if it was on the watery side and did not really pack a punch. I wished they put slightly more coffee in their espresso shot just to make it slightly stronger.

I can still see why Olive is still an institution in Wellington. The service was really good and the food was good. Betty Boop had the eggs benedict and really liked it and She-Ra had the waffles of the day, which was raspberry and chocolate. Betty Boop also had a danish which I snuck a taste. Overall a great place for brunch and I will need to try it out for dinner soon.

Address: 170 Cuba St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

Website: Olive Restuarant