Imagining Kalk Bay without Olympia Café is virtually impossible. Wildly popular with locals, it is the place to go to soak up the super laid-back style that is part of this neck of the woods. While it is basically a bakery, with great breads, pastries and cakes, it is also the home of down-to-earth food, often influenced by the sea — obviously.
The menu itself is in a constant state of flux, but things to expect are fabulous mussels in a rich creamy garlic and wine sauce; heavenly cold gazpacho, perfect for a hot summer day; penne with mushroom sauce; a hearty steak roll Portuguese-style; and a light mango, feta and pecan salad. Roast teriyaki-style pork loin with buttered mash and broccoli is more stick-to-the-ribs stuff. Check out the blackboard for daily specials.
Breakfasts are the holy hour here with superb croissants with various fillings, frittatas, and some of the best coffee this side of the bay.
A small selection of various wines to suit most tastes and pockets. Remember this is Kalk Bay – don’t get precious.
Usually well on top of things.
This is the ultimate in cool, with no pretension or glamour. It’s situated right on the main road so be careful crossing over to walk off lunch by the sea.
Pop in at their bakery around the corner and get a load of goodies to take home.
Eat Out critics dine unannounced and pay for their meals in full. Read our editorial policy here.