Conveniently situated on Poole Hill, Olive bistro and café is the ideal destination for a hearty breakfast, or lunch with friends. A semi-ﬁnalist for Bournemouth’s Best Breakfast Award 2016, Olive is renowned for choice, quality, and excellent value for money. Expect the likes of Cumberland sausages, back bacon, free range eggs, grilled tomatoes, mushrooms and Heinz beans with toast, all accompanied by a top-notch cup of coffee. Popular though they are, breakfasts are far from the only offering. The lunch menu has something for everyone, with a range of salads, homemade beef burgers, paninis, wraps and baguettes. I sampled chicken à la crème, comprising chicken breast, mushrooms and garlic in a cream sauce, while my companion opted for a grilled halloumi salad. Each dish was beautifully presented, cooked to perfection and full of ﬂavour. There are also plenty of vegetarian options for both breakfast and lunch. All ingredients are sourced locally and dishes are cooked to order, and served promptly by friendly staff.