“As a child my family’s menu consisted of two choices: take it or leave it”. ~Buddy Hackett.
As we arrived at Sugar and Olives (located at 21 Lois Street, Norwalk) we noticed the eye catching color schemes of orange and grey on the walls and the comfy looking space. As we took it all in, we were greeted by 2 friendly waitress’ that showed us to our table (a soft, comfortable bright orange couch with a very cool steel table). After a little while, a 3rd waitress arrived and chatted with us about the menu. She told us that they had run out of many of the choices. This slimmed down the already small menu even more. After much thought I ordered the soft, puffy brioche French Toast with a shot glass full of sweet maple syrup for dipping, my mom ordered a Frittata that was whipped to perfection with wilted greens mixed in it, tangy tapenade, and sweet pea sauce. Finally my older brother ordered a thin, moist, delicious chocolate crepe filled with creamy, smooth Nutella. My mom’s dish and my brother’s dish were very good but I don’t think I can say the same about mine. Although the presentation was attractive, it looked better than it tasted, it was quite bland. The atmosphere was extremely modern and cool plus the service was very accommodating and the waitress’ were very nice, although slow and disorganized. The value was fine but costs a little more than it should have for the small portions. I probably would not go back because of the subpar food and extremely small menu. I would rate it ZZZ= 3 Z’s= Average.
Don’t judge a book by its cover!