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Olympia Cafe

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134 Main Road, Kalk Bay 7975, South Africa
+27 21 788 6396
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Coffee, flat white! Serves poor !!!coffee ok.....noice noice!!!visited twice consistently poor....great venue, could be great🤘

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Thank Walshie50
Kloof, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Always a favorite of ours, if you're lucky enough to get a table grab it and settle down for a sophisticated yet casual dining experience. Don't expect white linen table cloths and fine service - do expect friendly service with world class food in an energetic, eclectic environment. This ones a winner.

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Thank Kelsey B
Hamilton, New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Was told this was the best food in Kalk Bay. I certainly hope not. Service OK but the food was terrible, bacon was charred while the baked hake scramble and brinjal was bland. I don't know who roasts their coffee but it had been burned with a nasty bitter finish it was also lukewarm. Avoid.

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Thank Dr_Yak_ontheroad
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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107 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't give out terrible reviews that often - though bizarrely one of the other establishments was also in Kalk Bay - I don't know if establishments believe their own hype - and this reviews solely based on sitting down at the table without even ordering . Enter the gloom to sit at a table , there is a strange... More 

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Thank Gavster Bedlington
Johannesburg, South Africa
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68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Situated on a corner in Kalk Bay 30 minutes form Cape Town is a tiny cafe serving the best food!. My initial feeling when I walked into it was...... are they serious? The decor reminded me of an old workshop that had been transformed into a restaurant. .. Genuine and old.Everything is on top of each other. The chefs are... More 

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Thank Ethel H
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Found myself spooning out all the sauce like soup at the end. One of the best seafood pasta's I have ever eaten! Others in the group also agreed and they kindly served this even though it was not on the menu due to the time of day we visited.

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Thank andrewe232
Munich, Germany
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55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you plan on coming for dinner make sure you get there before 6pm. Afterwards it gets really crowded and people leave their names on a list to return later on. The selection is limited but excellent! I had the mushroom pasta (to die for!) and my friends tried the lamb shank as well as the fish of the day.... More 

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Thank Sa H
Pretoria, South Africa
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Olympia Cafe has by far the best stuffed croissants in town. Try the chocolate name and almond. The cafe has a great rustic feel to it and the staff are great

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Thank Michael N
San Jose, California
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has great mussels and it seems the menu changes daily as things were advertised as being locally sourced. The food was very high quality, and the crowd seemed to be local. Only challenge was that there were 2 servers for a packed house - these guys worked their butts off, but be prepared for a bit of a... More 

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Thank matthewastauffer
Simon's Town, South Africa
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A frequent stop for coffee and cake, breakfast or lunch, always excellent surprising food with an unusual take on ingredients.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, 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
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?