Essex FADA Best New Comer Award Finalist

Essex FADA Best New Comer Award Finalist

Woohoo! We have exciting news! The limit is not in the sky, the limit is in the mind! A few years ago this was beyond our imagination, today with hard work, commitment and incredible support from our friends, staff and customers, we are very pleased to announce that...
The Olive Branch Turns One!

The Olive Branch Turns One!

The Olive Branch 1st Birthday Can you believe it? The Olive Branch is turning 1. Personally we can’t believe a year has passed, in some ways it feels like yesterday we opened this little cafe for our launch night expected very few people to turn up only to be...
Vegan Christmas Menu

Vegan Christmas Menu

Book now! Christmas menu from the olive branch available with all of the following: Main: cold or hot vegetarian or vegan meal Drink: Fresh juices and hot drinks (turkish coffee or speciality teas) Dessert: Delicious mouth watering baklava All for £10 per person....
Cooking Workshop! Simple and easy wraps!

Cooking Workshop! Simple and easy wraps!

As part of our Welcome Week “Once upon a time in Syria” event at the Lakeside Theatre cafe at the University of Essex we are delighted to announce our cooking workshop, or more precisely wrapping workshop! We will show you many ways of filling a wrap with...
Once upon a time in Syria

Once upon a time in Syria

The Olive Branch Café is delighted to bring to Lakeside Theatre a Syrian Feast of the East! During the University of Essex Welcome Week (2nd till 6th of October 2017) come and join us at the Lakeside Theatre Cafe. There will be food, music, dance, cooking, laughs and...
Hot Vegetarian Snacks

Hot Vegetarian Snacks

We have recently launched a selection of hot vegetarian snacks. They are selling out fast, so please call in early! A variety of delicious savoury pastries: mini pizza, zaatar pastry (zaatar is a powdered mix of spices and flavours including thyme, rosemary, sumac,...
Introducing Syrian Cuisine

Introducing Syrian Cuisine

Once upon an ancient time, centuries-old Syrian Cuisine came about as grandmothers passed their passion for cooking to their daughters and so on! To date, most Syrians cook their meals without any published recipes but old traditions, passion and feel for the food....
Learn to Cook

Learn to Cook

In our Learn to Cook sessions we share how to recreate some of our most popular Syrian dishes for yourself. Watch our event page for upcoming cooking workshops!