There is nothing like “Sorry we’ve run out of…” to make you feel you have hit the jackpot. Especially if you’ve taken the last yummy meal they are speaking of. The Olive Branch’s overall vibe is fun and friendly with brightly coloured walls and flooring that looks like you are walking across l crates. Each crate has a different destination point labelled. Some may have London or Paris written on. The café community vibe comes through when you look at the marvellous array of pictures up for sale. Unusual they also have a shelf full of books that you could pick read and buy for yourselves. The ingredients for the food are as locally sourced as possible and the staff are amicable and polite. The drinking bowl outside stands as a testament to their dog-friendly attitude. It’s the kind of place one could have stopped mid-walk with the dog for a friendly chat and cup of tea with one’s Guide dog mobility officer.
Whilst there is a small step to get in there is a ramp up to the wheelchair and pushchair-accessible toilet. The toilet itself is uniquely decorated with pictures of Buddhist monks. And white walls. The sink has handle taps. The staff are more than happy to remove a seat if needed. The team come to your table and take your order however you must pay at the counter situated to the back right of the café entrance. There is no braille menu but again the staff themselves make up for this loss by reading the menu to you