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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
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Seating, Waitstaff

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    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 16
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  • 21
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Another Good meal at Olympia

Always good food at this well established and much loved local restaurant in Kalk Bay. We use it a lot on our trips. Lamb shanks, great pasta and salads and superb tiramisu and lemon tart. Good value for the quality is excellent. Always recommend and lovely reliable service. You can as usual bring... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Jennie6613
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Always good food at this well established and much loved local restaurant in Kalk Bay. We use it a lot on our trips. Lamb shanks, great pasta and salads and superb tiramisu and lemon tart. Good value for the quality is excellent. Always recommend and lovely reliable service. You can as usual bring your own wine. You can't book. You... More 

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Thank Jennie6613
Cape Town, South Africa
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On 7 Feb I went for an early Sunday morning drive, intending to have breakfast @ Knead in Muizenberg. They were only opening @ 8am so I popped in @ Olympia and caught them just as they were opening at 7am. The Americano I started with had the creamiest foam that I've ever had, like that you expect on a... More 

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

this is a place to eat good food. in 15 years that we go here, never a dissapointment. food is fresh, tasty, well prepared. menu is basic, changes with the season. it is no-frills place, menu is on black board, set up is miss-matched tables and chairs. staff is excentric, good humored and friendly. it has good atmosphere: if you... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I visited on a weekday during late morning. We ordered a croissant and cappuccino each. After about 20 minutes the waitron came to tell us that the machines were broken and they "were getting it from upstairs". We received our very ordinary croissants after 30 minutes. In the meantime, we sat at the barstool at the window... More 

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Phnom Penh
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice food and pastries - we shared a starter of mussles, and then had stuffed chicken and yellow tail fish for lunch. The mussles were the clear winner here, as they came in a very nice creamy broth. Other dishes were definitely also good but not "wow". On the way out we took home some of their patries, which were... More 

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Thank Strekke C
Cape Point, South Africa
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I find they have become lazy with their continued success. The last few times have been a true disappointment with stale pastry, bad service, ok coffee, and unclean.

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Thank tourtues2
Jarna, Sweden
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you´re looking for good food, a nice atmosphere and a lovely view, Café Olympia should be on the top of your list! Situated close to the harbour you can choose between watching the boats while waiting for your delicious coffee or looking at the art that is for sale on the walls, or you can even, if you sit... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Low key atmosphere, no pretension, stunningly fresh fish prepared simply with elan. We ate lunch, and loved it so much we came back for dinner. Never done that before in my life. Lamb curry was very well prepared, my friend really liked it. I thought it was fresh well made but not as good or as interesting as the mussels... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It may not look like much from the outside and may not be to everyone's taste, but every time we have visited the Olympia Cafe we had a good time. The menu varies from day to day, but they always have fish, meat, pasta and vegetarian options available. The seafood pasta and mussel dishes are to die for if you... More 

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Thank TriggerCT
johannesburb
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wife & I went their for brunch. The place is small but the food is great. We had to wait a good 15 minutes to be served but it was worth while because of the good food. we had hake & chips with cheese cake to follow - absolutely great. We will definitely go back when we can.

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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: Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
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?