On entering Fig & Olive, there is the ornate seating on one side and the display of its cakes on the other. There was quite a large selection of cakes, fruit pies, cheesecakes and pastries. These were displayed behind a glass front but customers could still reach them. It would have been better for the cakes to be in a closed display fridge.
The cafe/restaurant extends to the light and airy area towards the back. The staff were really friendly and quite efficient. The only issue that we had was that it took a little longer than expected for our food. The food was worth the wait though.
The veggie quesadilla was filled with plenty of vegetables, cheese and feta cheese. It was supposed to be served with salad but I asked the waitress if the salad could be replaced with another side. It was great that I was able to have the quesadilla with new potatoes instead of the salad. I was happy that the veggie quesadilla was not leaking with cheese as I had asked for it to be made with very little cheese.
The bistro burger was made with tender beef and it was served in a multi-seeded bun. The chips were crisp and not at all greasy. The burger and chips was a perfect combination and was very filling.
Fig & Olive do a range of coffees, teas and cold drinks. The hot chocolate was perfectly sweet and rich.
I would say that Fig & Olive seems to be a good place to come to at any time of the day whether its in the morning, for lunch, dinner or for a drink and cake.
Fig & Olive, 151 Upper Street, London, N1 1RARating: