Olympia Cafe is a Kalk Bay institution. Of the good kind. With food of the great kind and waitrons of the interesting kind.
Opened 20 years ago in what used to be an old fish-and-bait shop, Olympia Café and Deli has become world famous, featuring in publications like the New York Times and Vogue Entertaining. Our super casual eatery dishes up delicious and fresh meals from our daily blackboard menu. Favourites include locally caught mussels and fish, and our breakfasts, where the croissant takes centre stage. Fresh home-made ciabatta is served with every meal from our bakery next door.
We’re proud of our roots in the somewhat seedier, more bohemian village that was the Kalk Bay of old. And we’re even prouder that Olympia Café remains the institution at the very heart of today’s caring Kalk Bay community.
So don’t stand on ceremony. You can’t book a place at our tables. But you can stand in line like so many big names before you. While you’re there, check out the chalk board for today’s menu, feel the flash and flare of the pan, breathe in the aroma of the coffee (flat whites, darkie Americanos and all the rest), and drool. (At the food, at the baristas… We don’t mind.)
Oh, and feel free to lick your fingers and the plate afterwards. That’s our style.
We welcome cyclists, our outside seating area makes the perfect pit stop to rest your legs and bicycles.