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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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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Durban, South Africa
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Our ladies lunch ended up being a bit disappointing today at Olympia Cafe. At first we stood around at the door waiting to be acknowledged by any of the waiters and directed to an available table. We eventually went to look for anyone working there to assist. When we sat down at a table it still had the dishes from... More 

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Thank Thea R
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Dinner starts at 6pm, and we ordered the big plate of mussels as starters. When it came, we were greatly surprised by the serving size, and they did not scrimp on the size of the mussels that they used - it was large and succulent. Sauce was not salty - taste was just right. The other mains were great as... More 

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Thank Scott L
Johannesburg, South Africa
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked along the sea front one morning from our Fish Hoek cottage to Olympia Cafe. It was so worth the little walk - delicious coffee and baked goods. I could have chilled there for hours.

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Thank roxyruth
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8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Colourful food and interesting home made goodies. Perfect for a picnic. Service can be erratic but stock up and go sit on the beach and watch the beautiful view.

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Thank Albert C
South Africa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best kept secret is the door around the corner from Olympia Café, this is their bakery. Ask where it is and go and buy artisan bread.

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Thank Kimbal-Opinion
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Olympia is simply 'Incontournable''~you cannot go past without popping in for a delicious cappucino and danish or the most exquisite lunch of Yellowtail; fresh from the harbour across the road.

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Thank Rene Paul G
Johannesburg, South Africa
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well located, good food at a reasonable price. One does not go for the decor but for the experience.

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Thank Kerry124
Pretoria, South Africa
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a hidden gem in Kalk Bay. The baked stuff is the best. Always visit this place when we visit Kalk Bay. Definitely worth a visit

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Thank Joekk101
Paternoster, South Africa
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119 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The decor is unique, the pastries to die for and the service cheeky and fun. The coffee was the winner though. Do yourself a flavour and go and try it.

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Thank Eben_ZA
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

I've lived near the area for years, and always, if my family is going out for a treat, we pick Olympia. Great any time of the day - but especially at dinner time, the small changing menu always has delicious salads and fish dishes so you feel like you're getting a double bonus: delicious and nutritious! The atmosphere is relaxed... 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
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
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
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

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