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Olympia Cafe

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134 Main Road, Kalk Bay 7975, South Africa
27 (0) 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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Vleesbaai
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great choice for yummy meals or something to take away from the bakery around the corner. Delicious filled croissants and if you have a sweet tooth they have a great selection of treats to satisfy your craving. NOT TO MENTION that they have all kinds of great breads, we loved the butternut ciabata....

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Thank Cornelia K
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The service is disinterested. The food is good. The restaurant is very dirty. View is nice and excellent position in Kalkbay.

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Thank 534andriesd
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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110 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We spent part of the afternoon here and found the confectionery mediocre - the custard danish, biscuits, and the brownie. The lemon meringue was tasty as well as the pastei de nata. Service was excellent with friendly staff. There is a store that sells the confectionery just around the corner from the restaurant. Overall, an average experience.

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Le Mesnil-Esnard, France
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food! We had an exceptional "French bouillabaisse made in South Africa" and eaten every single bit of it! Delightful Two of us had mussels and found it delicious. Dessert : Tarte au citron. Service was diligent and atmosphere very friendly : I definitely recommend the place.

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Thank SylvianeGI
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Service here was incredibly slow. When we eventually got our food, it was not great. Mediocre and overpriced. The only good food here is their bread! Their bakery around the corner sells the bread to the public too.

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Dubai
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic place! Cant recommend it enough - if you ever feel like the best Mussels in Town then this is the place!

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Thank RusscathyDubai
HaveBagWillTravel
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62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good location in Kalk Bay with side walk vibes to watch the passing traffic. Awesome breakfast and can highly recommend the Eggs Benedict. Often a queue over the weekend but well worth the wait. Also the best coffee !

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Thank sunnySA-7
Hout Bay, South Africa
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perhaps I have been a bit selfish by not writing this review sooner, I just wanted to keep it a secret so that I could get a table quicker, last night's food was ..... Let me tell you if you are looking for a 5 star venue & 5 star service, don't go, if you want to experience what most... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To be straight to the point .. I'm a Kiwi and we live and breathe seafood in New Zealand. ... the Mussel Chowder here has to be the best I've ever had ... full stop ... end of story !!!! Probably the busiest cafe in Kalk Bay when we passed through which says a lot.

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Thank jacksdad100
Kalk Bay, South Africa
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We regularly go to Olympia, it's one of our favourite restaurants. The food is always good as long as we are prepared to choose from the same menu every time we visit. It's with some disappointment that we've noticed that the vegetarian options never change. There is only so much mushroom penne, salad, a tomato pasta or polenta that we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, 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
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 (0) 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?