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Olympia Cafe

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134 Main Road, Kalk Bay, Kalk Bay 7975, South Africa
27 (0) 21 788 6396
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch

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    Very good
  • 26
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  • 12
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  • 20
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Bastion of Kalk Bay , Icon of Cape Town

Olympia has consistently provided food of the highest quality and best prices. Our recent visit reinforced how much we enjoy the food and atmosphere ! Staff are well trained and friendly . The restaurant has always been full during our visits - hence there are no reservations taken and a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Olympia has consistently provided food of the highest quality and best prices. Our recent visit reinforced how much we enjoy the food and atmosphere ! Staff are well trained and friendly . The restaurant has always been full during our visits - hence there are no reservations taken and a waiting line outside. The wait is worth it ! Kalk... More 

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

This Restaurant and Coffee Shop will never win an award for it's decor. But if you want good food, excellent coffee and the most eccentric of fellow diners, visit this place. You will even spot a celebrity or two. It gets pretty full during meal times, but the chalk board menus change regularly so you will never be bored by... More 

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Noordhoek, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

The ambience and quality freshly prepared food is second to none. Large shared bowl of mussels only R98, Gorgonzola penne really tasty. You can also take your own wine at a nominal corkage fee, only drawback is they do not take table bookings, but worth the wait.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

A great place to duck in and tuck in...to a pastry, a bowl of soup or a light meal. Great service and people watching from a central location on the main drag. Easy to have a good experience here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Every restaurant has a special that you will never eat anywhere but there. Mussels at this joint is one of those. Please have the mussels, breakfast, lunch and supper! Oh and don't forget the bakery around the corner. Workout before and after for the cinnamon sticks. I wish they would close down. Nah no really.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Olympia Cafe is a little bit unhygienic but definitely worth visiting for breakfast. Definitely have an omelette - you won't regret it!

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Nothing beats a fresh French Doughnut and a delicious cup of coffee or hot chocolate. I can never pass this place without buying something. The breads are amazing. You can sit-down to eat on the main road or pop into the Red Door takeaway area around the side.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This was our first dinner at Olympua Cafe. It has been our reliable coffee spot while staying in Kalk Bay and tonight we decided on dinner with four friends. No bookings allowed and we arrived at 7 pm and had a 15 minute wait for a table which wasn't bad as the atmosphere was friendly and the patrons all looked... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This is one of our favourite places but we visited it over Easter weekend and we were really disappointed! Menu options weren't great and the didn't have their famous florentines or mussels! Luckily we know that usually it is awesome so we will return but they must improve their service and menu over busy holidays!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

We loved the Olympia Cafe, and it was one of our Cape Town highlights. Breakfast could be toasted French croissants with bacon and banana, or a box of fresh pastries from their adjoining bakery. Wash this down with a cup of coffee or two is a highly recommended way to start the day. Dinner is a MUST do experience. The... More 

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Additional Information about Olympia Cafe

Address: 134 Main Road, Kalk Bay, Kalk Bay 7975, South Africa
Phone Number: 27 (0) 21 788 6396
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Kalk Bay
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 134 Main Road, Kalk Bay, Kalk Bay 7975, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Kalk Bay
  • Phone Number: 27 (0) 21 788 6396

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?