Olympia Cafe

Olympia Cafe & Deli134 Main Road
7975 Kalk Bay, South Africa
Phone: 021 788 6396

Hotline / Mobile: 021 7886396

Simply furnished with wooden tables, an assortment of chairs and the paintings, photographs and artworks that we’ve come to expect from the area, the strongest décor statements are still the quaint harbour views on the one hand and the leaping flames and sizzling oil on the other. The man behind it all is Kenneth McClarty, who started with lots of vision and very little money, and has now extended his empire to include a bakery and the adoration of foodies around the world.

The café continues to draw the crowds no matter what time or day of the week. The reasons are plenty. First, Kenneth and his team have maintained consistently high standards of quality and presentation, and are renowned for their passionate sourcing of only the best ingredients.

Then there’s that bakery ( around the corner from the cafe): every morning the cafe counters and every available space are piled high with freshly baked ciabatta (the best in Cape Town), cinnamon sticks, croissants and other melt-in-the-mouth delights. Finally, there’s the vibrant and unpretentious ambience created by a cosmopolitan mix of clientele and seemingly mad-as-a-hatter waiting staff.

The wholesome menu changes with every batch of new ingredients that arrive, and can always be relied on to supply a good combination of fresh surprises and old favourites. The seared tuna, for example, is a must, with the Deli burger – prepared with freshly minced rump steak and served with roast vegetables and rocket leaves – definitely a burger made in heaven, according to a variety of comments!


Olympia Cafe & Deli