Deirdre Dorrity uses the word “pride” to describe what she and her husband, Peter, and their team do at Skerries' iconic Olive Deli and Café. It's a telling word, a telling adjective, and it fits this operation, for they try hard, and then try even harder.
Every detail of every element here is considered, and curated – how to make the best coffee, the best panini, the best bowl of soup. The Dorritys have a total vision of their work, they understand how to mine the seam of culture that lies within food and fine cooking and fine ingredients, something they showed way back in the day when they ran the cult Café Iris in Temple Bar, before they headed north to the sea. They are different by nature, different by desire, and that is Olive Café's USP.