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Blue Olive Cafe & Restaurant

Shop 1 38 the Esplanade | The Esplanade, Paradise Point, Gold Coast, Queensland 4216, Australia
+61 7 5529 5850
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good26%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (35 reviews)
“calamari” (13 reviews)
“chowder” (4 reviews)
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Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Shop 1 38 the Esplanade | The Esplanade, Paradise Point, Gold Coast, Queensland 4216, Australia
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Reviewed 5 November 2018

Have a distinct feeling this restaurant has now changed hands. We used to frequent this cafe quite often. As we have been away, we thought we would revisit for lunch. There is a two course lunch special ...I choice this. One of the choices was...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank kmaclean12
Reviewed 21 October 2018

My son and I had two different choices of their lunch specials. Not bad, but based on our selections, not really deserving of the excessive number of 'excellent' ratings that this place has been favoured with. I had calamari with something-or-other sauce; needed spectacles to...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank pk791
lynda m, Owner at Blue Olive Cafe & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2018

Thank you for your feedback- it is important to point out you choose to dine from our special menu which includes a entree, a main and beverage of choice all for $19.90 excellent value for money and portion sizes are generous for the price. We...More

Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Sat at a table here today while we waited for it to be cleared. Was not busy at all and took a good 5 minutes to wipe down.Ordered coffee and cake , still had to wait quite a while and restaurant was not busy at...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank lsr1168
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

Just had lunch at this little restaurant and was delighted with it. We enjoyed Calamari with pineapple chilli salsa, beer battered barramundi and mushroom & truffle risotto. All were delicious and cooked to perfection. And only $20 each with a glass of red or white...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank MonkeyDi
Reviewed 6 August 2018

We had the lunch special, barramundi and chips for the main course, and it was delicious, well presented, and delivered by helpful friendly staff. We are so pleased that we booked a table for 4, we will definitely be going back.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank ChuckGoldCoast
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

A friend and I both opted for the 'lunch special' as we thought the choices were more appetising than the regular menu so we had an entre & main plus glass of wine for $19. The barramundi was delicious and the meal size perfect -...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank GailP240
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Had the breakfast special. Very nice, quick and attentive service. Happy to go back. Good value for money.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank darrenh138
Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

Can’t decide which cafe to try? This is one of the smaller cafes, but it’s family owned and operated so the food and service is always an excellent standard. The coffee is consistent great too! Highly recommend

Date of visit: April 2018
1  Thank baileyjohnn
Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

Delightful breakfast ( eggs Bennie and full Brekky special). Great food, good price and friendly staff. Do again soon

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Alan W
Reviewed 11 February 2018

No need to rave on. The food was amazing and put our cafes in Christchurch to shame. Waitresses were soooo friendly. Had a great time.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank 87bor
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Response from BattlinAussie | Reviewed this property |
I order off the specials menu which changes almost daily, I have never read the full menu. Sorry...
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 11 - USD 25
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
5:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 1 38 the Esplanade | The Esplanade, Paradise Point, Gold Coast, Queensland 4216, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Gold Coast  >  Paradise Point
  • Phone Number: +61 7 5529 5850
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