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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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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 degree beyond description, and using the word bohemian to describe one's experience there is an... More 

Thank Barrie B
Windhoek, Namibia
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 in will make you laugh, but you have to experience it! The atmosphere is something... More 

Thank Pink-Pam-Christine
Los Angeles, California
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 it literally said "soft spinach polenta" or something to that effect which to me could... More 

Thank mash19
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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163 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 of linguine de mare looked cheap and cheerful, ideal for a quick bite. Wrong on... More 

Thank Woodside8437
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 however.

Thank rajaca
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132 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Falmouth, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

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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49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

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 

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london, UK
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 April 2017 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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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
Child-friendly, View, 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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Fish Hoek, South Africa
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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?