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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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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is a little different and perhaps not suitable for all but I just love it. NO RESERVATIONS , so just turn up. Put your name on the chalk board and you may have to wait a little as it is very popular, limited menu on another chalk board but wow, My steak was fabulous full of flavour and... More 

Thank tcclif
Hastings, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been coming here for years and it never disappoints. Great food, great service and a great atmosphere. Just wish I had more room to fit in more of the wonderful menu.

Thank Simon S
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its not the smartest venue on main road. It is not the most spacious. It's a vibey local joint where you feel part of something even if you sit by yourself. It is a place you just go to, because everybody you know goes. Really great coffee. Friendly service and good breakfast. I took a tourist and he loved the... More 

Thank ElsaHoffmann
london, UK
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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having been in for coffee and cake in our trip to SA last year - on our list for our return trip this year was lunch. We arrived around 12.15 and it was nearly full but our fab hostess sat us down and after chatting about what food was on the menu today and what she recommended she asked the... More 

Thank Tedsterlondon_UK
Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is great, from a light breakfast to a full-on meal. Their cakes and pastries are baked onsite and are excellent. Unfortunately the place is lacking in hygiene standards – don’t look behind the counter or at the back of the premises, you may well be shocked!

Thank Andrew0409
South Africa
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great breakfast venue. Casual. You have to be early to get a seat. It's a popular spot for runners or cyclists. Best croissants and patisserie. I recommend this for a wonderful experience.

Thank Helena S
Tularosa, New Mexico
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved the welcoming staff and cozy atmosphere. The breakfast pastries were to die for and the fresh juice was a great way to balance out the sugar. Our local friends recommended the place with highly.

Thank JaeraeT
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Olympia Cafe and Deli has been our local for breakfasts, lunches and dinners over the past 20 odd years. Food is consistently good, with fresh fish and mussels a regular menu item. The Olympia Bakery supplies the croissants, ciabatta and other delicious breads and pastries. No booking, so you have to write your name on the board and wait for... More 

Thank Richard M
London, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After a day of Chapman's Peak, Cape Point, Boulders Penguins, stunning scenery and so much more it was hard to cap it or so we thought. We chose on Olympia due to the reviews below and were so happy we did I don't eat too much bread as a rule but read that they baked their own and it was... More 

Thank TomDyerUCF
Pretoria, South Africa
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fun dinner with half the dishes absolutely great and the other half inedible!? The atmosphere is lively and the food presentation is great. The chef just needed to refine the Tomato soup and Parmigiano MUST be up to the patron to decide how much he/she wants to add to the dish.

Thank ferraraenrico

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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, Gluten Free Options
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
View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, 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
A favourite of locals and tourists, come and enjoy a meal or buy something from the bakery shop

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