14 of the Best Things To Do in Kalk Bay

It’s a quick train ride to one of the quirkiest spots in Cape Town. Nestled between Muizenberg and Simon’s Town it’s easy to spend an entire day exploring everything the vibrant Main Road in Kalk Bay has to offer. From retro art galleries, bohemian boutiques, delicious restaurants and incredible views of the bay – it’s not to be missed.

Here are my top picks of the best things to see and do in Kalk Bay.

Food & Drink

1. Best place to have breakfast: Olympia cafÉ  & Deli

With the best view of Kalk Bay harbour, it’s easy to understand why Olympia Café is always packed. The breakfast, lunch and dinner specials change on a daily basis making it impossible for your tastebuds to get bored of this rustic little café.  

What to try: If you don’t have time to sit down for a meal, get there early and grab yourself a half dozen of their freshly baked croissants. Your stomach will love you.

Photo: Sara Dajani

Photo: Sara Dajani

2. Best place to have cocktails: Cape to Cuba

This quirky restaurant arguably makes the best mojito in Cape Town!  Decorated like something out of pirates hut in the Caribbean, Cape to Cuba fuses authentic Cuban dishes with décor inspired by Ernest Hemingway and Che Guevara. Voted one of the top 100 restaurants in the world, it’s a great choice for not only sundowners but your stomach as well. 

What to try: The mango and chilli mojito.

3. Best place for a beer: The Brass Bell

Grab a beer and watch the waves come crashing in right against the glass. Nestled into the tidal pool waves, The Brass Bell is one of the most unique restaurants in Kalk Bay. The only thing that makes this place cooler is the live music acts they have on the weekends at the bikini bar. It’s a great place to set the tone for the weekend and get the party started.

What to try: Any of their amazing pizzas!

Photo by: The Brass Bell

Photo by: The Brass Bell


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