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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
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 192
    Excellent
  • 92
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best baked cheese cake

After a long day driving we ended up in Kalk Bay for a late tea. Excellent choice of coffees, cakes and biscuits. Highly recommended. Their bakery is around the corner where you can buy wonderful artisan breads.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
fortunate60
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

After a long day driving we ended up in Kalk Bay for a late tea. Excellent choice of coffees, cakes and biscuits. Highly recommended. Their bakery is around the corner where you can buy wonderful artisan breads.

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Limassol, Cyprus
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We stumbled across Olympia's cafe completely by chance and boy what a find this was! A very lively and laid back restaurant buzzing with people. The atmosphere is very chilled yet this is no doubt a very busy place to be which is entirely understandable considering the amazing food. The bohemian feel of the place adds to the overall atmosphere.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

10th Feb 2015 dinner, Great service Tamzyn, a favourite of ours over the years and do not miss a chance to visit. A usual the service friendly and warm, SA style!! 4 of us shared a mussels starter which was the best mussels preparation/taste/ we had ever had. 3 of us had their Yellowtail, fresh, large portion accompanied with mash... More 

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South Africa
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

always overcrowded and noisy. food is good and coffee makes it worthwhile to visit once in a while. very popular with cyclists and locals.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

If you ever go to cape town, This is a must place to eat! Its one The most cozy and variated menus i have ever tried! They change Their menu every 5 hour. The view and The atmosphere is just lovely, and last But Not least The staff as Well. Especially a guy Which name is "zukile", such a friendly... More 

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Wroclaw, Poland
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103 reviews 103 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

what an eclectic extravagant place. I loved it at first sight. The afternoon menu is small but delicious but most of all the guys of the staff are awesome to.mske you feel welcome. a negative note for the coffee: not of my taste (but I am picky). I haven't tried the dinner menu, much to my loss but for any... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

In chilled out boho Kalk Bay Olympia cafe is a "must visit" . They do excellent breakfasts and really good coffee.it has s Freidman atmosphere and is always busy. The pastries are delicious and varied. Really good value place

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Cape Town
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Breakfast is always great and perfect. After seeing a rat during diner time, I stayed away. Hygiene is to be improved to say the least

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Walking along the street in Kalkbay and came across this little cafe,went in and we were just going to have some cake but on seeing someone having the mussels that changed my mind straight away and they were fantasticservice was very good and friendly,we will be going back.

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Worcester
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Very popular eatery, always pretty full and the reason is that the food is really great. Wonderful staff and their Red Door bakery around the corner is well worth a visit. Looks like nothing from the outside, in fact looks like nothing on the inside too.... but very well worth a visit if you are ever passing. Don't miss it!

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