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All 17 Kalk Bay Restaurants

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
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Passed by, looked good, walked in and loved it. Good, genuine food. Serious portions (honestly, if you are from Europe: the small portions are ordinary for us) and nice staff with a humorous twist. We loved it. The people that eat here is a great mixture of locals, people from Capetown coming to Kalk Bay just for Olympia and us... More

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Durban, South Africa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

The place is busy as heck, recommended by accommodation hosts, but heck its a dive. Service is at best indifferent. The omelette I ordered was dripping in cooking oil ( the cook used a ladle to scoop oil into the frying pan ), and the confectionery is very average. The coffee is acceptable but its the basics they forget, like... More

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Every time I eat here, despite the menu being small, its always delicious, fresh, innovative and consistent!!!. Good honest food. Service is always friendly and helpful and the food is just always awesome. It may look a bit grubby if you have never been there before but it really isnt. You can even watch the chefs cook which is always... More

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Benoni, South Africa
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Beautiful setting in the middle of Kalk Bay. A rather limited menu but good food indeed. Efficient service and splendid coffee. A great place to enjoy a meal with friends. Will definitely visit again.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Delicious food in a quaint restaurant enjoying a stunning setting and overlooking Kalk Bay harbour. Phenomenal ambience

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Liverpool,
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We enjoyed a lunch and a dinner at Olympia cafe during our recent visit to South Africa. The attention of the staff is friendly and welcoming. The quality of the food is excellent, really delicious and good value. We found a happy buzz at lunch time (we had to stand up a couple of times to watch the whales). In... More

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We started out at the bakery, which I loved, and then went around the corner to the coffee shop. The bakery was great, I really enjoyed the breads and baked goods. Through the windows, customers can see in and how the cakes and bakes goods are made. I found that to be very cool. It is like going back in... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Very busy little restaurant. I enjoyed my breakfast as did my brother. Our waiter was super friendly. Only thing that put me off was when an old seemly harmless homeless guy came walking into the restaurant... The reaction by the staff and security was an immediate annoyance... and a bit of yelling... obviously homeless people might be a disruption to... More

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We stayed in Kalk Bay for three nights on a recent trip and ate at the Olympia for breakfast each day. Great fresh juices, coffee, fruit yoghurt and honey or scrambled eggs. The cafe has a relaxed feel about it, service is good and if you sit in the window you get to watch the world go by.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I am commenting on the associated bakery (which also sells sandwiches and such), not on the restaurant. I cannot add much to the 'excellent' rating. Give the chocolate pies (sold as chocolate 'croissants') a go.

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