I've been living 2 blocks from Olive & Gourmando for 10 years and no matter how much I love their pastries (and brownies), the chilly reception and bad service just seem to be getting worst. On our latest trip there, we were shocked when they refused to sell us a half-bowl of fruit for our 11-month old daughter! My husband works for a restaurant so we know better than to ask for free food (but most places will do half-portion as it seems like a waste to buy a 7$ bowl for an infant)! We have taken our daughter all over town and have found places to be so accommodating. Were we asking for too much or is there a secret handshake that ensures good service at O&G? Between that, the girl at the counter that never seems to smile and waiting for orange juice after coffees and pastries have been served should we just forget about O&G, simply take our pastries to go next time or stick to Le Cartet for a quick neighborhood breakfast from now on?
106 Rue McGill, Montreal, QC H2Y, CA