Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Olley's Coffee in the Rainforest, Mt Glorious

We we were breaking in some new hiking boots in preparation for a five day walk on Kangaroo Island - serious stuff. Our first stop included a view of the now full Wivenhoe dam and we found some wonderful wild flowers on the track.



Of course such exertion required fortification and by the time we found a suitable spot it was lunch time.

Olley's is a quirky spot.  Its the sort of place where you'll find just about anything, from scented oils to socks decorated with the Southern Cross. It's a mish mash of all sorts of stuff but the highlight is some very good organic honey.

The whole building is surrounded by rainforest and there are some really delightful places to sit and enjoy the atmosphere.  Inside there is comfortable seating as well and it's warmer if the day is cool.


The cafe offers breakfast with a few unusual twists like a Filipino breakfast with Asian sausage and chicken served with egg, garlic rice, fruits and coffee. Not sure about that one! There's also your standard brekkie with bacon, egg, tomato and onion with toast and coffee or tea. Noice touch is that is comes with a 'fruits in season juice', all for $15.

A Glorious High Tea ($29) was delivered to another table while we were there and it looked a treat.  Designed for 2- 3 people, it includes sandwiches, pancake, cake, fruits, spring rolls, chocolates and wishing cookies (?), all served on a three tier plate.

But our mission revolved around burgers. I ordered a Veggie Burger ($8.50) that came with salad and a burger bun.  Our other choice was an Asian Beef Salad ($8.90).  The meals were nicely prepared and good value for the price.


The coffee, which is made using organic beans, was reasonable although a little weak. Maybe a double shot would do it.

Bottom line:  This place is worth a stop. Quirky and full of character.

Olley's Coffee in the Rainforest
2040 Mt. Glorious Road, Mt. Glorious 4520
ph: 07 3289 0286



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