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“Fresh tasty food”

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: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Description: A favourite of locals and tourists, come and enjoy a meal or buy something from the bakery shop
New York City
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913 reviews
287 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 575 helpful votes
“Fresh tasty food”
Reviewed August 16, 2014

If driving out to the Cape Point, through Kalk Bay, stop here for breakfast or lunch. Our eggs were excellent, the coffee is perfection, the croissant are delectable. Servers were welcoming but not overbearing. The clientele is local and the place has a hippie vibe. I would not seek this place out as a dining destination, but if in the area, it should not be missed.

Visited August 2014
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  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Cape Town
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“This place is awesome”
Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

Got around to Olympia Cafe with wife and kids for early supper last night. This place is legendary. The mussels are great, as is mostly everything else on the daily changing menu. No bookings, so get there in time for the 6pm dinner start.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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118 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Always good, always busy”
Reviewed August 13, 2014

This is a regular place for us--usually on the weekend in summer, when we rendezvous with cycling friends. It is usually packed, so be sure to put your name up on the whiteboard--it is their way of keeping the queue in order and getting people at the right-sized table. Today it was mid-week, mid-winter, and late for lunch, and it was still pretty full. Good soup, excellent bread, and we have always found the staff friendly and helpful. They are also good at remembering regular customers.

  • Visited August 2014
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Cape Town, South Africa
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109 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Lived up to the reputation”
Reviewed August 10, 2014

Sadly we go there at the crossover between breakfast and lunch. The lunch menu did not appeal and those tail end breakfasts that were being served looked scrumptious. Definitely going back for some of that. So, we went straight to the desserts, rather small slices ( this is not a bad thing ) but oh so delicious and the coffee is good. The service is friendly and you better be in the mood for some vibey noise. Loved the experience and will be back. You can also do some really nice arts and crafts shopping outside the 'red' door at the take away section, which also has a lot of delicate temptations to wet your appetite.
Oh, if you time it wrong, be prepared for a wait to get in.

  • Visited August 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great Brekkie Every Time”
Reviewed August 7, 2014

Every time I go to South Africa (regularly), no matter how busy I am, I always make time to pop in to Olympia - without doubt my favourite brekkie place in Cape Town! Always vibey, lots to eat and I've never had a bad meal yet! Just love it above all brekkie places even in my hometown!

  • Visited July 2014
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