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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
Today
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 201
    Excellent
  • 107
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 20
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Breakfast in Kalk Bay

Was recommended to go to the Olympia Cafe and it lived up to the recommendations. Great menu, fresh ingredients and great taste and service that matched. From the rustic look you wouldn't expect to such class. We sat out in the yard and it was relaxed and comfortable. We'll be back.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
NeilErna
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Was recommended to go to the Olympia Cafe and it lived up to the recommendations. Great menu, fresh ingredients and great taste and service that matched. From the rustic look you wouldn't expect to such class. We sat out in the yard and it was relaxed and comfortable. We'll be back.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I have heard about this place for years, including a recent raving review. We felt at home here as we walked through the door. Fresh, tasty seafood, great service. Our experience certainly lived up to Olympia's reputation. 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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196 reviews 196 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

As the title says it is an institution. We have been having breakfast here for 15 years. It never changes, well the menu does but I'm talking about the ambiance. Always the same faces, always the same staff, always the same good food and the views could not change. They don't need reviews.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Nice freshly squeezed home made fruit juice and locally baked pastries. The grilled ham and cheese croissant with cheese and rocket is very good value for money and tasty. Can be busy on weekends and sometimes hard to get a table. But there is a reason for that. Nice friendly staff.

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Durban, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I always love the owners' relaxed and welcoming attitude, even when they are so busy, as they usually are. Lovely food, we had a good breakfast, and great setting.

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Cape Town
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

What I love about Olympia, is that the more things change, the more it stays the same! We haven't been to Olympia for about 2 years, since moving town-side, and couldn't wait to enjoy a Sunday lunch looking over the harbour. It felt like stepping back into 2013 to what was once our go-to restaurant for all things morish. The... More 

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

6 of us went last night for an evening meal, having the tuna, the steak and the seafood linguine dishes. All were great! Service was ok, the guy was good but the girl wasn't so great

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Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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74 reviews 74 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Liked the vibe and location, expected more on the food side. Not because it was bad or wrong, just not what the press write-ups made it out to be, so I guess my expectations were just too high.

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Noordhoek, South Africa
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76 reviews 76 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 via mobile

Went for lunch for two. Amazing bowl of mussels, large R98 and R68 which is good value served with homemade bread. The pecan nut pie was crammed full of pecan nuts for R32 and couldn't finish! Wine prices reasonable, service excellent, no table bookings, first come, first served, worth the wait as the atmosphere is buzzing from all different age... More 

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Had the steak sandwich, perfectly cooked steak and tasty, wife had the lovely plump mussels. Perfect meal. One does wonder about the cleanliness of the place. But, I guess it is what it is. I have always enjoyed the food here and this time it did not disappoint.

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop

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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?