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“Fantastic”

Olympia Cafe and Deli
Ranked #3 of 28 Restaurants in Kalk Bay
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
Description: A favourite of locals and tourists, come and enjoy a meal or buy something from the bakery shop
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level 6 Contributor
205 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
Reviewed November 14, 2013

We visit Cape Town at least once or twice per year and never neglect to go for breakfast to this vi-by, buzzing restaurant. Totally unpretentious and noisy, the locals are in and out to collect from the bakery and every table is occupied, whilst all the other restaurants are empty. That should tell you everything. They make the best scramble egg for breakfast and give you HUGE servings. We have been for dinner too and that was even better. The only 'problem' is that they do not take reservations, but it is well worth the wait if there isn't a table available. And there is always something to watch, whales, dolphins, submarines passing, this time a fun run of sorts. And when you have eaten, it is pleasant to take a stroll down the road or across to the little harbor where the local fisherman work. A fantastic place to see the REAL Cape Town.

  • Visited November 2013
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  • Dutch first
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  • German first
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  • Spanish first
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English first
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Scrumptious”
Reviewed November 10, 2013 via mobile

I am never disappointed whrn I visit Olympia Cafe. AlwayS a mouth watering experience. Try the fish cakes, mash and salad. *****

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Franschhoek
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Amazing Breakfast”
Reviewed November 7, 2013

Treated my girlfriend to a surprise breakfast at one of her favourite restaurants. As this was my first time here is was really looking forward to the food. The omelette and croissant was amazing. Freshly prepared right in front of us and light and fluffy!!!

Will definitely have breakfast here again when next in Kalkbay.

  • Visited November 2013
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Portland, Oregon
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great food, happy crew”
Reviewed November 7, 2013

Small, unpretentious place with great food, seafood yummy mussels awesome, steak was perfect and a lemon tart so good a return visit was essential! The cook and staff were relaxed and seemed like they actually enjoyed their work

Visited October 2013
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cape town
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Olympia Cafe - one of the places one can always go back to”
Reviewed October 30, 2013

I love this place....the food is brilliant - it has such a wonderful casual feel about it....the view from the window is out of this world.....do yourself a favour and visit this cafe that has been In Kalk Bay for many many years and hopefully many years to come...

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank lianeCapeTown
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