Olympia Cafe - One of the Cape's best kept secrets.
If you looked through the window you would walk right on past. Very little has been spent on decor or the kitchen.
The chef (Bernie) prepares your food on a little gas stove behind the counter. The imaginative Mediterranean menu changes daily with offerings chalked up on the wall. Each menu is dependant on what is fresh on the day and on what Bernie is in the mood to prepare.
The restaurant has its own bakery and supplies the best bread, croissants and pastries in the Cape. Be sure to take a loaf of the ciabatta bread home with you - I am addicted!
Note: No booking offered. If the restaurant is full on arrival, write your name on the chalk board next to the door immediately. The next table that becomes available will be given to the next person on the list next to the door.
Main Rd, Kalk Bay.
Note: This is about a 45 minute drive from the city centre.
NOTE: the Olympia cafe now has opened a deli around the corner from the restaurant. It is well worth a visit if you are staying somewhere where you can cook. The offerings include their fabulous ciabatta breads, fresh tuna (when available), pies, cheeses etc. Good to visit if you simply wish to go and have a picnic in the Kalk Bay Harbour.