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Olympia Cafe

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Coffee Shop
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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
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 199
    Excellent
  • 98
    Very good
  • 24
    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
Good food and friendly staff

Really good food and friendly owner who really let us feel comfortable although our little boy was not in a good mood this evening.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
Fabienne N
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Zürich, Schweiz
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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353 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW via mobile

One of their first customers. It was so long ago that smoking was initially allowed. I now prefer going to the bakery for takeaway pastries and sarmies. No wait, no crap service, no attitude.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Having had many trips to Olympia Cafe in the past, I had high hopes for our breakfast today. As always, the cafe was full and required a short wait, but generally, the food is really worth it. Sadly, today it did not live up to my expectations. We waited for what seemed forever for our coffees, but they were quite... More 

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Zürich, Schweiz
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Really good food and friendly owner who really let us feel comfortable although our little boy was not in a good mood this evening.

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30 reviews 30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW via mobile

We went three times to Olympia cafe whilst spending time in Kalk Bay. The food is pretty average, the coffee is pretty average the pastries are below average but the service, views and ambiance are really good. Would go back as we like the relaxed atmosphere.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

I had always thought that Olympia was a breakfast/coffee place. Staying overnight this month it was a cool Sunday evening and I felt like some soup. Our charming German b & b hostess said Olympia was her favourite. I doubted it. I was wrong. The butternut soup fitted the bill and our fish dishes were fresh, fresh, fresh and delicious.... More 

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Blantyre, Malawi
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Enthusiastic staff but average pastries. There seems to be a large commercial bakery serving Simonstown - Kaulk Bay area which supplies most of the cafes along this route. Coffee here was lukewarm and generic. Pastries, ridiculously large, proving that less is definitely more. Won't be coming again.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We had a delicious breakfast here over the Easter weekend. Despite it being busy, our food was delivered quickly and was fresh and tasty. Cappucinos were excellent!

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Cape Town, South Africa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

We have had lunch at Olympia Cafe several times and always found the food pretty OK and the service good, thanks to the young bearded waiter, who was always very attentive and really seemed to keep the staff on their toes. We visited recently and noticed that this young man was not on duty. We also noticed that as we... More 

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Johannesburg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

First time at Olympia, delightfully shabby. Omelette with brie and rocket was very tasty. Really busy for breakfast, good atmosphere. Will be back again.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We ate hear each night of our stay. Open all day, but expect waiting a few minutes if you eat on the late side. Our favorites: lamb shank and mushroom penne.

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