We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Olympia Cafe and Deli

Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere

Location and contact

About
A favourite of locals and tourists, come and enjoy a meal or buy something from the bakery shop
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, After-hours
CUISINES
Seafood, Mediterranean, Cafe, International, Contemporary
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Reviews (859)
Filter reviews
754 results
Traveller rating
398
231
59
29
37
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
398
231
59
29
37
Show reviews that mention
All reviews mussels bread lemon tart croissants mash salad steak yellowtail cake seafood cape town baked goods wait for a table worth the wait open kitchen waiting list excellent coffee
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 754 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Group of 6 friends go there for quickly coffee,but a take glass of Merlot and it was really amazing,staff friendly,high recommended!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Kroulak
Reviewed 1 week ago

This has an amazing review in the Rough Guide guidebook, so we felt quite hopeful of a lovley evening after a long busy day. What a disapointment. We walked out after 20 mins of being ignored (the waiter indicated we should sit at a table...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Gayle B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love Olympia cafe. Great vibe, brilliant bakery and delicious food. Seafood dishes are consistently the highlight - mussels, bouillabaisse, seafood pasta, kingklip and yellow tail have all gone down a treat over our recent visits. No trip to Cape Town is complete without a...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Matvl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Breakfast with friends after a hike nearby. Friends absolutely love the place but to me it was only average. Good plain food well served but not the special experience we were expecting.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank liamwalsh1962
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After 7 years of being away, we decided to try the Olympia having had some stunning meals before.The Cafe was offering a Chicken Curry as a special so I figure, "Why not?" Well the curry was so salty that I sent it back. The server...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Stewart T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been coming to Olympia for years. It can be a shock to the system on your initial visit as it is super casual and basic but the food is great. It is frequented by all types a local hangout, international tourists and others...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank SanC65
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

HI So, opposite the railway station and the Brass Bell is this place We used to come here with the kids for breakfast Today, we came to the bakery instead Yummy . . tarts and breads and pastries Oh JOY indeed! Worth a visit -...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank JYach
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The yellow tail was well over cooked the muscles were tiny and worst of all was the manager Charlie who did nothing ruined the experience we will never return to Olympia its a waist of your money and will get bad service our waiter was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Tamtamtamtamttt
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This place is always on the ‘to do’ list...no matter that it is often an hour to get to from the centre of Cape Town via Chapmans Peak ! It’s just that good ! You’ll experience a broad demographic - young, old, slightly bohemian, conservative......More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank nauj63
Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

Olympia cafè never disappoints you. This time we had the most amazing creamed mussels with loads of ciabatta bread. Bread and cakes are always delicious. The atmosphere at Olympia is really characteristic.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank SimonettaD3
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
kerrymO9635KQ
3 January 2019|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Barry P | Reviewed this property |
We went last night. Service has improved. Delicious mussels in a white sauce. Young lady must have moved one long time ago.
1
Vote
jhmc2017
24 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from StuarttheChef | Property representative |
Hi there, there is a parking lot close to the restaurant and also lots of safe parking in the surrounding streets
1
Vote
bwlimawr
21 August 2016|
AnswerShow all 12 answers
Response from Vicki360 | Reviewed this property |
We ordered so I don't know, sorry.
0
Votes
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing