I have now eaten at Oliver's regularly for the past six months. I can recommend it most highly for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a coffee on the fly toward the metro.
For American pancakes, bacon, eggs and whatnot on a weekend, this is the place to go in Belsize Village.
There are several Cholesterol Jones groupies among the staff, so there is nothing not to like here.
This is a smashing local, once a builders cafe, now a genuine local with excellent food for breakfast and lunch. Good quality ingredients and very friendly staff help a lot. The cakes are really dangerous. Plenty of room for kids too.
Three of us had the cheese and bacon burger for lunch yesterday and we were all satisfied.
Free Wi-Fi too
With Oliver's and the other good locals there is little need to ever leave Belsize Village
Absolutely superb ! Definitely the best breakfast I've had in a good while. The place is very well done out, lots of unique individual personal touches, eg the guitar on the wall, great choice of ambient music, lovely pictures painted by Oliver who is the autistic brother of the owner!
Can't wait to revisit next time I'm down!
These guys do a nice cooked breakfast with good quality ingredients, the sausages are delish. It's quite expensive but it's worth the money. The freshly squeezed orange juice is a lovely accompaniment to the brekkie.
They do lots of cakes and other dishes too, although I've only ever had the breakfast.
The cafe is in a lovely location, just along from Belsize village which walkable from either Belsize Park or Swiss Cottage tube.
The only downside to this cafe is that they don't accept cards so remember to take cash!
It is reported that the café was opened in 2008 to have a creative outlet for Oliver and an environment for him to learn and work in. Oliver was diagnosed with Autism as a child, but has come a long way, and his artwork is on display throughout the café, with the option to purchase prints and even originals.
The café serves great coffee, scrumptious brownies and pastries as well as having a superb lunch menu.
I often come here for Friday lunch, and their traditional British Fish & Chips are superb.
Service is attentive, and you really feel well-looked after.
Oliver's artwork is everywhere and his talent is obvious to see. Its inclusion attracts many artistic people who come to bounce around ideas between each other or just hang out and stare wistfully out of the window at the Village outside. That is really part of the charm of this area, even though it is quite central in London it still retains the feel of a country village, with Oliver's sitting in it's middle.
I love this place, and my Friday lunch visits are rapidly becoming part of my routine. I love the variety of customers here, the Yummy Mummy's, the lovely old ladies with their cute little dogs in their jackets, the writers working on a play, the young students discussing putting on a music festival.
If you are in the area come check it out.
A hidden little gem in a quiet part of Belsize Park. Great for a coffee or breakfast and newspaper.
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