Friday, January 15, 2010

Stimulate their senses while you enjoy a coffee & a sit down. 45 minutes of supervised craft time with your pre-schooler from 10am every Tuesday during school term. Here is the agenda for term 1 in 2010.

Crafty Kids Term 1

Tue 2 February
Crazy Cupcakes. Make and decorate cupcakes and honey joys.

Tue 9 February
Salt Dough Love Heart Ornaments & Valentines Day Card for your Family!

Tue 16 February
Create your own Wacky Critters Fridge Magnets, Pencil Toppers & Money Box Robot using pom-poms, bottle tops, wiggly eyes & chenille sticks!

Tue 23 February
Create your own Art Stuff Box. Fill it with art supplies so you can be a
Crafty Kid at home too!

Tue 2 March
Create your own Collage Coconut Tree & Make Yummy Coconut Ice!

Tue 9 March
Let’s Go Fly a Kite!
But first you have to make it! Get creative with paper, ribbons & string.

Tue 16 March
Pizza Muffins & Muesli Bars. Delicious & Nutritious!

Tue 23 March
Back Seat Travel Tray. Serve up some backseat fun on your next road trip... a tray full of magnetic games and drawing supplies.

Tue 30 March
Easter Yummy Treats. Cook, Bake & Decorate. Put your Easter Treats in your own Hand-Made Easter Box... that’s if you don’t eat them first!

Crafty Kids
At The Olive Branch Cafe
Balhannah Shopping Centre
Every Tuesday during School Term
Bookings Not Essential, but Welcome, as for some Activities we have limited resources.

Ph: 8398 0009

Monday, May 25, 2009

Enjoy some mouth watering dishes. Here is our current menu. We also have a nice selection of local wines to go with your meal. Come and join us today!

Breakfast available every day until 3

We use free range eggs, Balhannah red-gum smoked bacon and ham and your choice of Lobethal Bakery bread or gluten-free bread

Classic Breakfast $11
Two fried eggs – sunny side up or over easy, bacon and toast

The Big Brekkie $17
The classic breakfast with the addition of herb and olive oil roasted tomatoes, grilled mushrooms, spinach and an award winning Balhannah sausage

Alaskan Breakfast $13
Creamy scrambled eggs finished with smoked salmon and chives. Served over hot buttered toast

Vego $11
Toasted sourdough rye topped with avocado, roast tomatoes, spinach and grilled mushrooms

Pancakes $8
Your choice of wheat or gluten-free pancakes served with maple flavoured syrup and butter, or lemon and sugar. (Pure maple syrup – $1 extra)

Fruit Bread $5
Two slices of thick cut Cafe style fruit bread, toasted and served with butter

Brekky Parfait $9
Layers of home-made muesli, yoghurt & fruit

Warm with jam $4
Ham and cheese $6
Almond $6

Hollandaise Brekkies below are available Weekends Only

Eggs Benedict $15
Classic dish of toasted English muffin topped with grilled ham, soft poached eggs and hollandaise sauce

Eggs Florentine $15
Toasted English muffin topped with sautéed spinach, soft poached eggs and hollandaise sauce

Eggs Salmondine $16
Toasted English muffin topped
with smoked salmon, soft poached eggs
and hollandaise sauce


A Light Intro
Soup of the day $8
Seasonal variety served with fresh bread

Frittata $10
Free range eggs, seasonal greens, sweet potato & spinach
Served with salad topped with toasted nuts & dressing

House baked baguette or gluten- free open sandwich
· Classic - Chicken, avocado, homemade mayonnaise and cos $9
· Ploughman’s - Roast beef, cheddar, lettuce and pickled onion shreds $10
· Vegie - Roast vegies, rocket, sundried tomatoes and pesto mayonnaise $9
Trio of dips $12
House made dips served with warm Loby Bakery Turkish Bread and Milano olives

Smoked Salmon Tart $11
Smoked salmon & Charleston (brie style) tart, served with warm horseradish & dill potato salad

Hills Tasting Platter $15 & $25
Lobethal Bakery breads, Woodside Cheesewrights cheese selection, Balhannah ham and smallgoods, Milano olives and our housemade condiments

Club Sandwich $11
Triple-decker toasted sandwich with egg, bacon, lettuce, tomato and homemade mayo. Served with chips on the side

Quesadilla $12
Grilled Mexican tortilla filled with chicken, relish, cheese, onion & capsicum

The Main Attraction
Pot Pie of the Day
Served with salad or chips. Please see our specials boards for today’s selection

Thai Fish Cakes $14
House made fish cakes served with salad and a sweet chilli & lime sauce

Beef or Vegie Burger $14
With beetroot relish, lettuce, tomato & cheese, and served with chips

Parmesan & Sage Crusted Chicken Breast $21
Served with sweet potato mash, seasonal greens & a light reduction sauce

Curry of the Day
Served with rice. Please see our specials boards for today’s selection

Fish and chips $13
Tender fish fillets in Coopers beer batter, with chips and homemade tartare sauce

Salads & Sides
Caesar Salad $13
Classic version of an oft repeated dish! Fresh cos leaves, crisp bacon, anchovy fillets, shaved parmesan, croutons and a delicious dressing all topped with a softly poached egg

Rocket Salad $6
Tossed with sliced fresh local pear, parmesan and balsamic dressing

Side Salad $6

Hand cut potato wedges $7
With sour cream & sweet chilli sauce, or garlic aioli & homemade tomato relish

Bowl of chips $5

Many of our dishes are, or can be altered to be Gluten Free or Dairy Free. Please ask when you are ordering. Due to the higher cost of gluten free products, we will unfortunately have to pass on a $1 surcharge for gluten free.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Catering Bookings…

You’re in the right hands at The Olive Branch. Nicole has a history of excellent cooking and culinary skills. “She’s really a gal who is ahead of the pack – she created dishes 15 years ago, that you see on menus today!” Nicole has worked in some of Australia’s best and toughest kitchens, and has a passion and flair for food. “Fine food and cooking have been my passion for many years.”

Your place or ours. Ideal for corporate gatherings, venue and product launches, and private gatherings, our cocktail parties are a great way to mix business with pleasure. Enjoy delicious bite size canapés and drinks in a stylish and relaxed atmosphere with our professional touch.

We cater for varying tastes. With our menu that caters to people requiring special dietary needs, you’re sure to find something that suits your next gathering.

Our dedicated team will provide you and your company with a unique dining experience. Whether you choose a cocktail party or sit down meal, we are happy to discuss your options for a perfect event.
The key to our success is our high standards which enable us to provide exceptional customer service to our clients.

Request a Free No Obligation Quote.

Corporate catering. Cocktail / Canapé parties. Conference or Boardroom. Breakfasts and Home Cooking. The ideas are endless.

We are happy to discuss your special requirements and cater to your needs. The Olive Branch team have a history of providing and maintaining a high quality product and an excellent level of service.

Email us at or call us direct on 8398 0009 to discuss your next event with us.