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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: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night

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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
Rustic Kalk Bay Coffee Hotspot

Olympia Cafe is one of the coffee and pastry hotspots of Kalk Bay! It's known for its rustic décor (mismatched chairs, rough finishes, charming battered tables) and excellent baked goods. It is loud and friendly inside, smells of strong coffee, the daily menu is scrawled on the chalkboard, and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
Carmen A
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Frankfurt, Germany
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

Olympia Cafe is one of the coffee and pastry hotspots of Kalk Bay! It's known for its rustic décor (mismatched chairs, rough finishes, charming battered tables) and excellent baked goods. It is loud and friendly inside, smells of strong coffee, the daily menu is scrawled on the chalkboard, and there is a great view of the harbour. Service can be... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Sunday breakfast at its Best,get there early,they don't do bookings...write your name on the board and prepare to wait. All worth it for amazing coffee&pastries. And should you be lucky and the salmon gravlax is on the menu...my Best. Staff happy and always there to please. Should be on your bucket list when in the Kalk bay fishing village.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Great restaurant. Went there for breakfast and the food was amazing. It's a simple restaurant with great food!

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We keep coming back here. The menu varies enough that one is not bored, and I've never had an inferior meal here. It is crowded (always), noisy in a cheerful way, but the service is good and friendly, and they are very tolerant of people who want to sit and chat or linger over their meal. I had an excellent... More 

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Cape Town
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I have never had a bad experience here. The food is fresh, happily cooked and served by great people.

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Mid Illovo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

A trip to Cape Town in not complete without breakfast at the Olympia Café. A wonderful busy vibe but at no stage do you feel rushed to move on. The food is fresh and delicious and the staff are wonderfully friendly and make you feel like you belong.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

One of my favourite restaurants in Cape Town. No reservations so get there early (6pm) for a table. The opposite of fancy, very unpretentious but absolutely wonderful seafood with super friendly staff. Limited menu but everything is completely fresh. Always a dining experience. BYO!

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

Great freshly baked breads and great food. Pity it's so small, you either get there early or wait for a seat/table. Definitely worth the wait

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Cape Town
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The Olympia Café & Deli in Kalk Bay, at the western end of Main Road, just before the traffic lights, has been a favourite of our family for some years now. We visited it again a week ago & it is as pleasant a spot for a relaxed. laid-back lunch as it ever was. The décor has gone slightly up... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

This is the best Cafe in the whole world. WE LOVED IT. Fantastic atmosphere, food , service , what a wonderful place. Warm-hearted, fresh lovely food , great atmosphere.

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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: Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
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?