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Olympia Cafe and Deli

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134 Main Road, Kalk Bay 7975, South Africa
+27 21 788 6396
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped here for breakfast. The food is so yummy. Definitely recommend the filled croissants! The staff are really friendly and helpful. The coffee is also great. Definitely stop here if you are in the area.

Thank Megan P
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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107 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The scrambled eggs breakfast us simply heaven. All other plates at our table were wiped clean awesome coffee too.

Thank JourneytimeSA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank WendyDaffarn
Worcester UK
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105 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks 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 

Thank Blobber
Cape Town
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks 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.

Thank Peter W
Tallinn, Estonia
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53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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.

Thank VAH0
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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.

Thank LBSterling
Pretoria, South Africa
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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 

Thank Joekk101
Greetland, halifax, United Kingdom
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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!

Thank Susan W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
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
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?