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Olympia Cafe

134 Main Road, Kalk Bay, Kalk Bay 7975, South Africa
27 (0) 21 788 6396
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Ranked #2 of 17 restaurants in Kalk Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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English first
Johannesburg, South Africa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Generosity, and style and absolutely delicious and honest food. My favourite restaurant anywhere. The fish dishes are always fresh with the fish perfectly cooked and juicy. They encourage BYO but the house wines are adequate. The bread, of course, is spectacular.

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New York City
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334 reviews 334 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
233 helpful votes 233 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

If driving out to the Cape Point, through Kalk Bay, stop here for breakfast or lunch. Our eggs were excellent, the coffee is perfection, the croissant are delectable. Servers were welcoming but not overbearing. The clientele is local and the place has a hippie vibe. I would not seek this place out as a dining destination, but if in the... More

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Cape Town
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Got around to Olympia Cafe with wife and kids for early supper last night. This place is legendary. The mussels are great, as is mostly everything else on the daily changing menu. No bookings, so get there in time for the 6pm dinner start.

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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68 reviews 68 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This is a regular place for us--usually on the weekend in summer, when we rendezvous with cycling friends. It is usually packed, so be sure to put your name up on the whiteboard--it is their way of keeping the queue in order and getting people at the right-sized table. Today it was mid-week, mid-winter, and late for lunch, and it... More

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Vredehoek, South Africa
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67 reviews 67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Sadly we go there at the crossover between breakfast and lunch. The lunch menu did not appeal and those tail end breakfasts that were being served looked scrumptious. Definitely going back for some of that. So, we went straight to the desserts, rather small slices ( this is not a bad thing ) but oh so delicious and the coffee... More

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Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Every time I go to South Africa (regularly), no matter how busy I am, I always make time to pop in to Olympia - without doubt my favourite brekkie place in Cape Town! Always vibey, lots to eat and I've never had a bad meal yet! Just love it above all brekkie places even in my hometown!

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Kigali, Rwanda
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I was not impressed with the service nor the food at this Kalk Bay restaurant. I found their staff to be rude and highly defensive when i complained that my food was cold. Will probably choose to dine somewhere else when I am back in the area,as there are many fantastic establishments there.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is a gem in Kalk Bay. We didn't have to wait in a line and received excellent service. Which was surprising considering that many people have complained about the Saturday morning rush. I'd suggest sitting at the window seat in the corner (if you can get it) and spend the morning reading the paper, people watching and savouring a... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Always busy, always vibey and always fresh! The team is great fun, always full of energy and smiles and makes you keep wanting to go back. their menu specials change regularly, but they always offer their delicious mussels in a creamy white wine sauce which are well worth a try! They are pet friendly and even bring you a bowl... More

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

My favorite restaurant in the world. Write your name on the whiteboard by the door, and wait. Wait patiently, because I promise you that it will always be worth it. Mussels are always fresh and whatever the catch of the day is, you know it came off the boat minutes to a few hours before. The menu is always changing... More

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