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Olympia Cafe and Deli

134 Main Road, Kalk Bay 7975, South Africa
+27 21 788 6396
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“mussels” (95 reviews)
“bread” (36 reviews)
“croissants” (34 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 21:00All hours
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
134 Main Road, Kalk Bay 7975, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 686 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Arriving in a cold bitter evening, we opened the door to a warm happening vibe inside. We sat down waiting for a table while being offered some wine and the wait quickly ended with us at a table and seated with what ended to be...More

Thank Carl O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I asked two different waiters for a croissant and ordered a hot chocolate to accompany it. The hot chocolate was good but the croissant, atray of which was on display never arrived. The cafe was not busy but the staff didn't seem to care.

Thank Andrew F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Walked in, 9 staff members. No greeting at door. Sat down for ten minutes. Two other tables. No attempt at making it to the table, decided to leave.

Thank Michael D
Reviewed 15 May 2017

I had the misfortune of visiting Olympia Cafe on Sunday 14 May, 2017 with two friends, one of whom wanted to revisit for nostalgic reasons. If it had not been for her I would have walked out within minutes. The service was atrocious to a...More

1  Thank Barrie B
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

This place is not for everyone! But I am telling you, it is a must visit! The food is absolutely amazing! The Staff is super friendly and helpful! And the baked goods are drop-dead good :-)) the first impression you will get when you walk...More

Thank Pink-Pam-Christine
Reviewed 6 May 2017

As a vegetarian, I was a little worried about finding options here to be honest. While there is only one (maybe two?) vegetarian options listed on the chalkboard menu, the "soft spinach polenta" was amazing- far more appealing than advertised on the chalkboard (I think...More

Thank mash19
Reviewed 2 May 2017

The basics were all there - freshly baked bread, freshly squeezed orange juice, the delicious lemon tart, the beautiful cappuccino, but the surprise was the main course we selected. I often trot out that Italian dishes are best eaten in Italian restaurants, so our choice...More

Thank Woodside8437
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

This place was strongly recommended to us and the food didn't disappoint. Liked the local vibe but it was super crowded and the wait staff was pretty overwhelmed. Ran out of a couple main dishes and several items on the short wine list. Still recommended...More

Thank rajaca
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

We went for lunch during Easter break. It was packed but there was a good service to seat the customer. The food was delicious. We will definitely go back if we have a chance.

Thank Tanners2521
Reviewed 23 April 2017

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...More

Thank tcclif
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Parking facilities?
24 March 2017|
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Response from StuarttheChef | Property representative |
Hi there, there is a parking lot close to the restaurant and also lots of safe parking in the surrounding streets
What is their corkage charge?
21 August 2016|
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Response from Vicki360 | Reviewed this property |
We ordered so I don't know, sorry.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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, Kids
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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