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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: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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  • 206
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  • 110
    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
Do not miss the Olympia Cafe!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
Katherine B
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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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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cape town
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Looking for a breakfast spot in Kalk Bay, friends recommended this place. Upon arrival, being a public holiday - it was full to the brim. But a wait of no more than 10 min and we were given a table. The food is simple, quick and perfectly presented. We brought along our own bubbly, not realizing they had champagne on... More 

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Johannesburg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Had breakfast and met a friend's dad and chatted for over 3 hours. The atmosphere was brilliant and the food great. Our waiter, Marc, was charming and efficient. Seven Cappuccinos later we left having had a great time.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

A vibey spot that is very popular for breakfast and brunch. Its a destination place. Lovely in the morning as it faces East. Service can be slow but its generally pleasant and professional. There is an eating spot outside at the back. The evenings I find it chilly as there is no sun. It closes early at around 9pm so... More 

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Nelspruit, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I Always visit Olympia when i am in the Cape it is more a must do than anything else expect to be amazed even if you only get a take away around the corner.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

On a wintry day on the False Bay coast, we pondered where to go. Roadworks or not, we were drawn to the Olympia, and once again we congratulated ourselves on the choice. My wife had a more than generous starter portion of of perfectly cooked mussels, which she pronounced on as being excellent. My choice from the blackboard was grilled,... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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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
Cuisine: Coffee Shop

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?