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Olympia Cafe

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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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Neuchatel, Switzerland
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81 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Not for you if you like modern, chic, glass and steel- we loved the informal bohemian atmosphere. We went twice for late breakfast/lunch, once for lunch and twice for afternoon tea . Staff are super friendly and food was wonderful, fresh and so tasty, with Cape Malay dishes, fish, fabulous home-made bread, cakes and biscuits. Parking on street or opposite... More 

Thank Odile C
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I know this place for more than 20 years and it was always a classic in Cape Town. But today we had a chicken salad for ZAR 105, which was not worth it. Hygienically it is more than on the edge as the kitchen is not really tidy. So, conclusion Dec 2016: Overpriced and loss in quality. The flat white... More 

Thank Gnr K
Hamburg, Germany
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

used to be on of my favourite`s place in Cape Town but this time it was just disappointing. The salads pretty expensive but nothing special. pretty sad!

Thank sandybubu
South Africa
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159 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I never quite get why Olympia Is so popular- to me it's pretty average and a bit grubby. Food is ok. Neither spectacularly good or bad. They do have Banting bread which is a great plus.

Thank TouchLightly
Christchurch, New Zealand
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Coffee, flat white! Serves poor !!!coffee ok.....noice noice!!!visited twice consistently poor....great venue, could be great🤘

Thank Walshie50
Kloof, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always a favorite of ours, if you're lucky enough to get a table grab it and settle down for a sophisticated yet casual dining experience. Don't expect white linen table cloths and fine service - do expect friendly service with world class food in an energetic, eclectic environment. This ones a winner.

Thank Kelsey B
Hamilton, New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was told this was the best food in Kalk Bay. I certainly hope not. Service OK but the food was terrible, bacon was charred while the baked hake scramble and brinjal was bland. I don't know who roasts their coffee but it had been burned with a nasty bitter finish it was also lukewarm. Avoid.

Thank Dr_Yak_ontheroad
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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107 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't give out terrible reviews that often - though bizarrely one of the other establishments was also in Kalk Bay - I don't know if establishments believe their own hype - and this reviews solely based on sitting down at the table without even ordering . Enter the gloom to sit at a table , there is a strange... More 

Thank Gavster Bedlington
Johannesburg, South Africa
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68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Situated on a corner in Kalk Bay 30 minutes form Cape Town is a tiny cafe serving the best food!. My initial feeling when I walked into it was...... are they serious? The decor reminded me of an old workshop that had been transformed into a restaurant. .. Genuine and old.Everything is on top of each other. The chefs are... More 

Thank Ethel H
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16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Found myself spooning out all the sauce like soup at the end. One of the best seafood pasta's I have ever eaten! Others in the group also agreed and they kindly served this even though it was not on the menu due to the time of day we visited.

Thank andrewe232

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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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

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