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Olympia Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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134 Main Road, Kalk Bay 7975, South Africa
+27 21 788 6396
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We have come here a few times and it never disappoints. This is one of the favourites for the locals with hearty breakfasts and good selection of cakes. The coffee is from the truth coffee which is very good A good place to stop while visiting Kalk Bay.

Thank Clinton V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family stopped here for a quick breakfast. We had many different things and all loved them. The pastries are incredible and the omelettes are huge!

Thank Mitchell S
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent food, great value but a little too noisy and a touch too busy at this time of year. Very casual, family/friends/locals place. Very accommodating and flexible kitchen. Dailey specials. Mussels, Sirloin, pastas and linefish amazing and cooked perfectly to order. Best ciabatta in Cape Town! Yes, Go!

Thank Vicki360
Montreal, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The kitchen really produces excellent food. I came here for breakfast 2 mornings in a row because it was THAT good! The kitchen is very efficient in preparing food. On my first morning, I had the breakfast wrap which was satisfyingly delicious. Unfortunately, a simple Americano took forever to arrive. I had already finished eating and was still waiting for... More 

Thank Angela l
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You could go just for the atmosphere, but the good and service were amazing too! The coffee, Omelet, and ham croissant were enjoyed by our group.

Thank Omahatraveling
Munich, Germany
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have now been many times in Olympia cafe in the past 10 years and it is high time to rate it. You can't reserve a table but that is why you will not be refused to stay. You might need to wait a bit. I have never been disappointed by the food. I very much like the "harbor charme"... More 

Thank bettinagam
KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quintessentially Kalk Bay it may be but starting to look and feel a bit jaded. Our recent visit there got me wondering at what point 'laid back' becomes poor service?

Thank karin985
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food for lunch and people go back again and again. Pity about the 1900 toilet. The menu is limited and it does a lot of coffee and cakes

Thank Irish_CailinDublin
Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Years ago Olympia has a sign outside which said "a legend in its own lunchtime" and that's what it is. I have been going there for 19 years and it never disappoints. It is an unconventional dining experience from the board at the door which serves as the waiting list to the lack of decor, I don't think it's ever... More 

Thank JustRoland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have eaten here a few times, but was very put off by the chaotic queue. After 20 minutes waiting and no sign of anyone running the seating we left and went to 'under the Cypress ' instead.

Thank SusieG99

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 134 Main Road, Kalk Bay 7975, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Kalk Bay
  • Phone Number: +27 21 788 6396

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