I owe a lot public review sites like Yelp and Zomato. I’d have never entered a place with a name like Coco et Olive otherwise. The cafe itself is quite small and not particularly visible. Furthermore, the name didn’t really sound particularly appealing since I’ve got a pretty strong distaste for olives. However, apparently the place does serve up some delicious-looking cakes and other desserts, as indicated by the pictures that people have posted online, and of course, I could not resist. I found myself drawn to their Olive Oil and Orange Cake, probably because of their name. And, in spite of the disappointments that I’ve had in the past, I found their Almond Croissant Bread Pudding to be simply too delicious-looking to resist, and got a slice of that as well.
Olive Oil & Orange Cake ($5.25):
*The cake was meant to be served with whipped cream and lemon curd, but because I had it to-go, I had to forgo the accompaniments. Even without them however, the cake was still delicious. It was incredibly moist and tender, and had a great fragrance from the citrus. I do wish that they did not include the rosemary garnish: I made the mistake of tasting one and it was very bitter and unpleasant.
Almond Croissant Bread Pudding ($5):
This is actually the first bread pudding that I really enjoyed. It was very moist, with a nice butteriness from the croissant. It was coated in a layer of caramel/toffee sauce, that provided a great sweetness and flavour. The toasted almonds on top lent a really nice fragrance as well as texture.
Coco et Olive is another reminder that I really should not judge a book by its cover: I’m seriously quite surprised by how much I really enjoyed their food. The staff were also quite friendly, and their prices quite reasonable. I’d highly recommend people to check this place out. They do jazz up some of their desserts with accompaniments like whipped cream and sauce, so it’s probably better to have their food at the cafe (instead of takeaway) if possible.