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Olympia Cafe and Deli

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134 Main Road, Kalk Bay 7975, South Africa
+27 21 788 6396
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07:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A great place to eat if you like seafood. The staff is super friendly and the food is superb. A great, vibrant vibe

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Rondebosch
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Late lunch at this always fabulous spot filled the gap perfectly. Prawn salad was delicious. Same friendly staff. Great vibe and awesome view. Every time xxx

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Worcester UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were recommended to Olympia by our Hotel as a good casual place to eat. Description spot on, this is a 'walk in' only place and when we arrived it was packed, we expected to be turned away but if there's a space the will serve you. The waitress found us a small table, (with one chair and one stool)... More 

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Cape Town
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This small cafe / deli is well loved by locals and serves great meals, fantastic fresh pastries and breads and is highly recommended. The day we were there the service was very slow. The decor is really grungy and the place needs a face-lift ... fresh paint and a deep-clean would greatly enhance the overall atmosphere of the place.

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Tallinn, Estonia
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53 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You either love it or hate it - but it's a place you should visit while in Kalk Bay. Especially for breakfast - freshly baked croissants, eggs benedict, great smoothies. Yes, it can look a bit dirty at kitchen side, but this place has a certain atmosphere where all the pieces fit together.

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Thank VAH0
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Olympia Café sums up the arty Kalk Bay in every aspect. We had such an awesome breakfast. My husband had the fritatta and I had a filled baked croissant with ham, mozarella and mustard. Prices reasonable. Service outstanding. Just did not like the chipped milk jug. Definitely will be back.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Olympia Cafe is just thriving on its own hype and years ago this place was legendary and became a cult icon in the Cape. Come 2017, the place needs to be CLEANED. FILTHY throughout, 3 waiters serving us, rude service ! There ALOT more nicer places in Kalk Bay, so skip this one and try out the newer, cleaner, friendlier... More 

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Greetland, halifax, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love the relaxed vibe here shabby chic, friendly helpful staff. Steak was cooked 'blue' as requested very delicious as was the tuna, reasonably priced short wine list, can understand why it's so popular people queuing to get in. Definitely go again!

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Knysna, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is something comforting about returning to the Olympia Cafe. It's still grubby. There are flies all over the place. The kitchen is a bustle of noise. The coffee, by today's standards is average and the food comforting. The experience, not to be missed.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Reading all the reviews here I wonder if there is another Olympia Cafe in Kalk Bay I don't know about, because this certainly doesn't match my experience. I've been going to the Olympia Cafe off and on for the last decade, and my experience has been average at best. I do enjoy the general ambience and decor, but the menu... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Seafood
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 21:00
Monday
07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 21:00
Thursday
07:00 - 21:00
Friday
07:00 - 21:00
Saturday
07:00 - 21:00
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 21 788 6396
Description
A favourite of locals and tourists, come and enjoy a meal or buy something from the bakery shop

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