Fodor's Expert Review Olympia Café

$$ Kalk Bay Café Fodor's Choice

This tiny Kalk Bay landmark with its mismatched tables and open kitchen is much beloved by locals as a super-casual destination for consistently excellent food. The quality of the mostly Mediterranean fare is high, and the servers are always sassy (some might call it something else). The chalkboard menu changes regularly, but expect dishes like seared tuna with crushed potatoes and lemon mayo, or roast duck on egg noodles teriyaki-style. Great soups—think bacon and bean or tomato and lentil—are served with legendary ciabatta. There is always a great pasta dish on offer (linguine with tuna and cherry tomatoes, anyone?), as well as creative salads. Lines are the norm at peak mealtimes and reservations are not accepted, so be prepared to wait. Meanwhile, the treats from the café's bakery around the corner are available to purchase to take home.

Café Pet Friendly Casual Breakfast Lunch Dinner Coffee Brunch Dessert Quick Bite $$ Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

134 Main Rd.
Kalk Bay, Western Cape  7975, South Africa


Known For:
  • Amazing treats from the café's bakery around the corner
  • Fantastic fresh seafood and unpretentious Mediterranean fare
  • No reservations often mean waiting for a table

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