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“Best mussels you can eat!”

Olympia Cafe and Deli
Ranked #2 of 27 Restaurants in Kalk Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe
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Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: A favourite of locals and tourists, come and enjoy a meal or buy something from the bakery shop
Durban, South Africa
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21 reviews
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“Best mussels you can eat!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2014

Every time I visit Cape town I must go also to Kalk Bay to have lunch at Olympia Cafe.....to eat mussels......they really taste outstanding! Once you eat them you crave for them..But also the seared tune and the salads are great and so is the seafood linguine ......not least the bread they serve you with oil o olive and aceto balsamico as you arrive .I go there as well for the wonderful vibe and I am never disappointed....service is very friendly and easygoing and I feel every time surrounded by friends.....when I went the first time after a friend recommended it to me I was shocked because the place looks a little dilapidated especially when you go to the toilets and you have to go past the kitchen ...but I think that it's part of the "atmosphere"and the vibe...and now I can't imagine this place differently.....can't wait to have mussels there again!

  • Visited May 2014
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Ocean Shores, NSW, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Great food, good value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2014

First things first: Get here early for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It's that popular because it's that good. Unpretentious setting, great vibe and then of course the food. You don't really need to add anything to a review if the food and service is that good. Meat eater or vegetarian will waddle away with a big smile, and come back for more. There are many good cafes in the area, but this is arguably the best.

  • Visited December 2013
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Magnetism”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2014

Another visit to this magnetic place where you don't go to for chic or refinement, but a great vibe matched by incredible food, time after time.

Today's was duck pate, full of flavour and of beautiful texture. Though served (probably) as a starter, my wife was thankful that she had no ordered another course - the filling preparation was in a generous,very tasty portion, none to be left in the dish.

My own order was yellowtail, a fish that I just cannot pass by, especially as the is at present such a good supply of the freshest of these in Cape Town (and in fact, about 300m from the Olympia).
It was done to perfection on a bed of broken baby potatoes with the most delicately flavoured chunky dressing. I passed the opinion that I could not conceive of a better dish of yellowtail to be available in Cape Town today, especially at the bargain price of R125.

We opened up with freshly squeezed orange juice, and closed with a very good cappuccino
- a fitting end to a lovely meal not only matching, but surpassing expectations. The y just keep moving the bar higher!

  • Visited May 2014
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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“Olympian Breakfast (& then come back for lunch & dinner...)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2014

Been coming here for about 15 years & it's still my favourite place! Why? Well, that's hard to pinpoint, perhaps it's because it is what it is - no pretenses! From the café to the bathrooms, kitchen, deli, bakery & wonky stairs - I love it all - Oh, & the cappuccinos, breakfasts-all, seared tuna, mussels, soups, seafood pastas...

  • Visited May 2014
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“Fantastic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2014 via mobile

Go early if you want breakfast on a Sunday otherwise you will have to wait for a table . Food excellent , portions huge and really good value in a vibey and attractive location . Wonderful .

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