Olive Bistro Mediterranean Cafe

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650 Ponce de Leon Ave Ste 680, Atlanta, GA | Directions   30308

33.773975 -84.365775

Open Hours

Daily 11am-9pm

Middle Eastern, French, Vegetarian  more

More Cuisine: Mediterranean, Tapas / Small Plates

Price: $

Tags: Cheap Eats, Lunch Spot

Payment Methods: American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Categories: Bistros, Restaurants

Neighborhoods: Northeast, Northeast, Midtown

Olive Bistro Mediterranean Cafe

From The Owners of Olive Bistro Mediterranean Cafe

Fresh, authentic Mediterranean flavors are a great bargain at this bustling Midtown strip-mall eatery.

Authentic Mediterranean Hummus dip, made fresh, from scratch, Baba Ghanouge Dip, Olive spread w garlic, pine nuts & spices, Mediterranean Eggplant, Grape Leaves Stuffed w/rice, pine nuts, spices, served w/ tzatziki, Falafel, Jerusalem Salad, Tuscan Bean, Trio, Hummus, Feta, Tapenade, Spanakopita... more

Reviews for Olive Bistro Mediterranean Cafe

over a year ago

Fresh, Tasty, Budget Friendly – I work in the area and found this place. Have been going back and will go every week. The prices , food and service are all great and food is top notch. Sandwiches are made to order, but fast. Ingredients and toppings are all fresh and that is what I look for. Fresh, healthy food.

The appetizers are a meal alone or we take five people and share several appetizers then branch out on our own sandwiches or platters. Outstanding hommus, tapenade and baba cannot be matched, even in the more expensive establishments. Would love to meet the chef, but he is a busy man as he also has Vinings location. Tip, go on Mondays for half off wine bottles, great spot to share a bottle with a co worker and some great hommus.

over a year ago

Excellent falafel, Very Fresh – Loved the place. Went with a large group of friends and had the best time and great service

We were a party of 10 and quite a diverse group with many questions. The server was excellent, quite attentive and the food was very very good and so fresh. I have eaten alot of mediterranean in many cities and just found this place via groupon.. I bought my groupon and went alone with it and enjoyed the food so very much and the service that I went back with my party of 10

We had alot of appetizers and really enjoyed the thick, creamy hummus. It is hands down, best in the city

I had been to a place nearby Olive Bistro with a friend that lives near the park and had tried their hummus and falafel and what a let down that had been, so I had given up on good falafel in Atlanta until groupon had Olive Bistro

The fresh, good quality olives in the greek salad and on the antipasto we shared were great. we also had a feta appetizer and babaganji, they were outstanding

I had falafel wrap with fresh romaine and tomatoes, tahini and hummus. Crispy warm falafel and fresh, good pita wrap made it tops for me. It was so much, I had to take some home as we had shared so many great appetizers, then had wonderful baklava for dessert.

My only wish is that they had draft beer. They do have a good selection of wine and bottled beers

I am now a regular and go at least once a week

This is great food, really inexpensive , generous portions and great service

Doesn't Recommend
over a year ago

Canned black olives... enough said – I just can't believe that people giving this place 5/5 stars have actually eaten Mediterranean food before.

Fresh... uhhh, no. Okay, the cucumbers in my greek falafel wrap seemed fresh and the lettuce was not brown, but the rest of the wrap was just not good. The pita was not fresh. It had that "this has been sitting around awhile" type taste. It was old. The "feta" in my wrap was in such small pieces that I swear it was mixed with cottage cheese. And the black olives in my wrap were the sliced kind from a can. Yes, I know, I can't believe it either. The name of the place is the Olive Bistro. You would think they would use better olives than that. The falafel was less than so-so.

I also tried the hummus. It was very, very thin and the flavor was not that great.

Needless to say, I will not be going back. And, if you want real Mediterranean food, I would suggest you go somewhere else.

Doesn't Recommend
over a year ago

Drove 20 minutes, refused service! – was so excited to go to Olive Bistro. I read the rave reviews and drove twenty minutes through traffic to get there. I have an onion allergy so I called before purchasing my groupon to make sure I'd be able to order. The employee listed a 5-6 items that were onion free. When I got there, the same guy (Scottish accent)said they didn't have anything I could eat. He blew me off and kept attending to the seated customers. He even took another walk-in customer's order who came in after me. I waited patiently trying to be positive and finally found three items I could have. By then, 20 mins had gone by. I was going to pay and he said I couldn't use my groupon because it was dine in only. 'Okay, I'll eat here.' Then he said "You already told me you were getting it to go." I said that was before I knew you couldn't use your groupon on to go orders. "Then you should have read it, I can't serve you." He refused to take my $ or honor my groupon and said he had to get back to his seated customers, who'd been there longer than I was. Of course he also said there was no mgr. available. I don't know if he discriminates against groupies or if they just treat their black customers that way. Either way, I'll never go back. I was so disappointed and I thank God for City Search so I can share my experience.

over a year ago

Fresh and Best – The very best in fresh, healthy Mediterranean, Middle Eastern food.

The homoos is always so fresh and smooth. I love the taste and the price. Tabboleh is a very nice portion, enough to share or if you are alone, go for the sides. wow, what a deal. A 2.50 side of fresh healthy salad with any of the sandwiches or meals.

It really is a very good price for good food, good health

I workout at the gym and then head to Olive Bistro for a healthy lunch .

I have also tried take- out and it tastes just as good on the go.

The sandwich is just right, not too small and not massive where you are getting more bread than fillings which is the case at so, so many places around , especially around Midtown and Emory. Who wants so much bread and so little fillings? I love Olive Bistro for fresh, filling, great prices , great service of high quality, made from scratch, healthy food. I love the owners, they are always around and you can tell that they are involved in everything, it is their food, not a franchise or chain, local owners that love the food and love to share it with us. I have been eating at Olive bistro for well over 10 years, and go many times a week. I feel like family and that is how they treat me and all that they break bread with, they never skimp.. Quality stuff.

over a year ago



I go five times a week and never eat the same thing, unless I want to because there is so much on the


I always have lamb, lamb on salads, lamb on pita, lamb kebob, lamb on pasta

You can build your own salad, and get what toppings you want

This is always fresh and healthy

The prices are good and you can tell that the meat and chicken are very good quality, not like those 5.99 places that must be serving meat surprise, that scares me

For just a few coins more than big Macs, you are eating fresh, healthy food and now the news is all over the mediterranean diet. I have been going here for years, so this place was well ahead of the times as they have been selling fresh, healthy in midtown for years and it always Rocks

They have 2 locations and both are great and always fresh, Midtown and Vinings

I am usually at Midtown, but when I visit the family, I go to Vinings. Great vibe at both places

Olive Bistro, you have my vote


over a year ago

Best Hummus and best service – Olive Bistro has the Best Hummus I have ever Eat and Salads. I eat there nearly four times a weak and they always have the same delicious plates and sandwiches and especially their HUMMUS.

The service in Olive Bistro is very good, all of them are Friendly.

over a year ago

Everything is Good – This place has it .Local vibe, local owners, no attitude, no pretense

Love the new girl, I think she is Katy. Very friendly and helpful. I tried this early in the summer and had a great server, and went back last week and on Labor Day.Very busy on Labor day, yet Katy made it fun and took good care of me

I have eaten in and ordered to go and it is all so good, fresh, reasonable prices and just the right spice in it all. Love that falafel

I dream of homus and dipping that pita in it all

I like having it close enough to walk and it is always very clean and the servers very nice

I always end with a turkish coffee and baklava

Next time, I am trying the lamb.

You rule, Olive Bistro. I hear you have another location in Vinings, will try that when I go to the Cobb Arts center

Katy told me she will be there some

Wish you had breakfast. could use homus and bagels from you

over a year ago

Fresh, authentic Mediterranean flavors are a great bargain at this bustling Midtown strip-mall eatery. – In Short
A great choice for casual dinners and last-minute lunches, this tiny bistro has big potential to make your list of favorite standbys. With a sister restaurant in Vinings, the in town Ponce location skimps on decor--the interior is little more that a counter, a display case and some tables--but charms with prompt, courteous service and authentic, affordable food. The piped in music doesn't overwhelm, allowing the eclectic clientele to converse with ease. Crunchy, spicy falafel and smooth, creamy hummus topped with olive oil and paprika make excellent starters. Solid entree choices include grape leaves stuffed with a mix of citrus-scented rice, basil and pine nuts and ender lamb kebobs served with a mild white bean salad. If you're in the mood for a sandwich, try the savory grilled portabella on focaccia with pesto. For dessert, the baklava pleases with its strong cinnamon overtones.

over a year ago

Fresh, fresh, and fresh – I just found this place this summer when going to Border's . Popped in for a quick bite and found my new local favorite spot. I did not know they were there as I am new to the area. Did not expect such a great local type of place in the center. A better place than I have yet to find in my new neighborhood. Too many bars

or super trendy places, so that makes Olive Bistro an even better find. It is cute, friendly and very fresh, good, authentic Middle Eastern, Mediterranean food

Have tried alot of the small plates and have also taken alot to parties and everyone raves. My favs are the hummus, eggplant, grape leaves, salads, olives, tabbouleh, and chicken

I buy the grape leaves and take them home, and eat them at room temp. They have been big hits at parties Great finger food and travel well to the park events.. It is fun to take several friends and dates and share the appetizers and wine. We just discovered half off wine on Mondays.. Great savings . High prices are not at Olive Bistro. Very reasonable. I love this place.

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