Although off (just) the main street of Burnt Pines, you can’t miss the pointed roof of The Olive. The cafe certainly does stand out, and the lovely lawn is covered with umbrella-covered tables if you prefer alfresco dining to the welcoming indoor area. It’s another popular breakfast/lunch hangout, but don’t leave it too late as the umbrellas get packed away by 3pm. I’m distracted by the menu, but get back to my main aim – the scones. They don’t disappoint; fresh and fluffy, and probably the best on the island (although most of the others on offer do come close). I can’t put my finger on it, but these babies have a delicate creamy taste with just the right balance of everything – absolutely delicious! They are so good that the lightly whipped (I like it thick, thick, thick) cream doesn’t bother me too much. The jam is above average and does the job. When the scones are top-notch, not even average condiments can bring them down.
Tea: A vast choice of T2 loose-leaf teas served in a small pot with extra hot water on the side.
Overall: A central location and did I already mention they have the best scones on the island?
Location: Burnt Pine 2899 Ph: +6723 24406 facebook.com/theolivenorfolkisland/
Reviewed in December, 2016