Olive and Gourmando is open daily from 9 to 5 for dine in or take out. They are a bakery and a restaurant with breakfast available all day but lunch items only after 11. It’s hugely popular with benches outside for waiting. Inside the medium sized place is a wood floor, exposed ducts, decorated chalkboards on the walls, and small tightly packed wood tables. The music in the background is almost drowned out by the hum of conversation. Some counter seating is available by the windows and the baked goods are in a display case by the register/sign-in area. Lots of plants and decorations finish out the decor. If you’re in need of breakfast or lunch I’d go get in line when you’re in town.
A weekend special was the French toast. It was served warm with peaches, créme anglaise, maple nut crumble, and maple syrup. It was different than the menu and I jumped on it when it now had peaches. The fruit was perfectly ripe and more like nectarines in that the skin was not fuzzy. The thick piece of toast was crispy outside and moist inside and fabulous with the clumps of granola like substance and maple syrup. You really didn’t need all the cream and so a lot got scraped to the side. Even so, if you like sweet breakfast items this should be on your list. It was scrumptious.
The Cuban sandwich is served warm and contains pancetta, roasted pork, raw milk gruyére with a sauce of lime, cilantro, chipotle and pickle mayo. It is served on panini bread and thus a bit flat and greasy on the outside, but really tasty. Filled with wonderfully flavorful items it was large and a winner.