Olympia Café, Kalk Bay

Olympia Café, Kalk Bay: Breakfast along the coast 

Sunday morning and off to Olympia Café in Kalk Bay with my cousin and his 2 kids.

Olympia Café is a rustic bakery and deli with fantastic food – breakfasts, lunches and dinners. I have eaten breakfast at Olympia Café many a time and have never been disappointed with the selection, quantity or price of dishes. Today was no different! 

We arrived and promptly posted our name on the board along with the number of seats we required – 5 (one is unable to pre-book, merely arrive and wait a few minutes). We waited a whole 10 minutes before being taken to a table in a corner, for which we were quite grateful as it was quite noisy inside. In times when the wait can be quite long (especially for large tables), I recommend leaving 1 person waiting and the rest of your party can go for a short walk along the path between the road and beach and look at all the lovely antique and art shops. 

Salmon Gravadlax with cream cheese, avo and rocket on rye

We sat down and were served very promptly by a friendly face. By the way, they make fantastic cappuccinos! We waited an extra bit for 1 coffee as they were brewing a fresh pot. From the selection of breakfast goodies on the blackboard, we put in our order. Menu options change daily based on the fresh ingredients available. Not even 15 minutes and all our food arrived looking gorgeous. 

A simple, freshly baked “pain au chocolat” (chocolate croissant) which was filled with a dark / milky chocolate, was heartely enjoyed by our youngest member of 9. I tucked into a fantasticly bulging omelette filled with brie cheese, sweet potato and butternut and served with a side of the best ciabatta I have had thus far (R45). My cousin chose a salmon gravadlax with cream cheese, avocado and rocket on rye bread (R55), which he thoroughly enjoyed. It looked really fresh and healthy. For an even more healthy breakfast option, strawberries, yoghurt and honey were also featured on the board. 

Omelette filled with brie, sweet potato and butternut accompanied by ciabatta

My cousin’s daughter of 12 ate all of her grilled croissant, smothered in ham, ementhaler cheese and rocket (once again) (R34) and last but not least our 5th party member had 1 of the baked croissant options – a choice of spinach and feta, mushroom and mozzarella or ham, mustard and mozarella. At R24, these make a fantastic choice for a  reasonably priced, yet filling breaky. 

Our bill for 5 people came to R248 in total. Not a bad way to start a wonderful Sunday! 

Contact details:
Olympia Café and Deli
134 Main Road, Kalk Bay
Cape Town
Tel: 021 788 6396
Email: info@olympiacafe.co.za
Web: www.olympiacafe.co.za 

Opening times:
Mon – Sat: 07h00 to 21h00
Sun: 07h00 to 15h00

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