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All 17 Kalk Bay Restaurants

Olympia Cafe

134 Main Road, Kalk Bay, Kalk Bay 7975, South Africa
27 (0) 21 788 6396
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Ranked #2 of 17 Restaurants in Kalk Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Cape Town
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Went for coffee & lunch today. They change the breakfast vs lunch menu at 12 noon so if you go at 11.45 ( and want lunch) you normally have to wait until they change over. Their coffee is excellent. Their food is reasonably priced, in my opinion. I had mussels, which I personally recommend. My wife had the tomato soup... More

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Cape Town
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59 reviews 59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Vibey, with delectable smells... Find a table, order, enjoy! Friendly staff, good coffee, orange juice. Always a good place to return to!

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Chipping Norton, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Don't miss this place. There are lots of good places to eat in Cape Town, but in a city that prides itself in slick food and service, Olympia Cafés laid back atmosphere and home made style food stands out

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Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We visited her when we were travelling along the Garden Route as we had heard good thing about the mussels. So this is what we had for our lunch and they didn't disappoint. Loads of fresh, crusty bread to enjoy with them. Very reasonably priced too. The cakes looked tempting but we were full.

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Kent, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Our absolute favourite place to come when we visit the area. Amazing food, staff and atmosphere! Never had a bad experience and would happily eat here every night!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I always come back here when traveling near Cape Town. A pot of mussels very time to make you warm up in thr cool weather. Love this place. Best chef ever!

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Visit this cafe every year when we visit from the UK. Putting it simply - excellent service and equally superb food on offer. Thank goodness for a limited menu - makes for perfection in preparing what is on offer on a particular day. Not pretentious at all ... will obviously be back for more! Long may this establishment last in... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Passed by, looked good, walked in and loved it. Good, genuine food. Serious portions (honestly, if you are from Europe: the small portions are ordinary for us) and nice staff with a humorous twist. We loved it. The people that eat here is a great mixture of locals, people from Capetown coming to Kalk Bay just for Olympia and us... More

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Durban, South Africa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The place is busy as heck, recommended by accommodation hosts, but heck its a dive. Service is at best indifferent. The omelette I ordered was dripping in cooking oil ( the cook used a ladle to scoop oil into the frying pan ), and the confectionery is very average. The coffee is acceptable but its the basics they forget, like... More

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Every time I eat here, despite the menu being small, its always delicious, fresh, innovative and consistent!!!. Good honest food. Service is always friendly and helpful and the food is just always awesome. It may look a bit grubby if you have never been there before but it really isnt. You can even watch the chefs cook which is always... 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
Cuisine: Coffee Shop

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