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Sea Gypsy Cafe

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Seafood, Bar, Pub, Fish & Chips
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Church Street, Mossel Bay 6500, South Africa
+27 44 690 5496
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Outdoor seating
Scenic view

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    Very good
  • 23
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  • 17
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Poor food at Restaurant

Ordered 4 x Gypsey Breakfasts, restaurant not at all busy. Food arrived and was cold. Got new breakfasts(fresh eggs & chips) the rest was just warmed up. Most of the eggs had slimy whites and the toast could not even be called toast. We have been in Mossel Bay for 7 years now and used to go... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Anthony P
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Mossel Bay, Western Cape, South Africa
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Mossel Bay, Western Cape, South Africa
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Ordered 4 x Gypsey Breakfasts, restaurant not at all busy. Food arrived and was cold. Got new breakfasts(fresh eggs & chips) the rest was just warmed up. Most of the eggs had slimy whites and the toast could not even be called toast. We have been in Mossel Bay for 7 years now and used to go there frequently but... More 

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JuanitaTrebla, Owner at Sea Gypsy Cafe, responded to this review

Hi i will come and see you in the morning. I thought we fixed the problem. Its clear to me we did not. Kind regards Colin. More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

We went there for a quick lunch. Be prepared to wait a while for food. And the establishment is not that child friendly. On a windy day in Mossel Bay I would not recommend to go there, as the best seats are outside on picnic benches. Food is very good overall.

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JuanitaTrebla, Owner at Sea Gypsy Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. Regards Colin. More 

Alberton, South Africa
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I love the Sea Gypsy so very much. The food never ever disappoints and it is just such a pleasure to be surrounded with such amazing character! People writing with sharpies everywhere, the view of the water, the smells, it truly is a unique spot filled with friendly staff.

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JuanitaTrebla, Owner at Sea Gypsy Cafe, responded to this review

Hi we very happy your happy. Kind regards Colin. More 

Storms River, South Africa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Our lunch at Sea Gypsy Cafe was on a windy Wednesday but even being seated inside could not take away anything aboout this lovely rustic place situated almost 'in' the sea. The fish and calamri was baked to perfection and the home made chips were good ! The real ocean/harbour/fish/sea/sand experience! Do go and have a meal when in Mossel... More 

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JuanitaTrebla, Owner at Sea Gypsy Cafe, responded to this review

Hi i will thank the staff they are doing a great job. Thank you very much. Kind regards Colin. More 

Mossel Bay, South Africa
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It's best to go when the weather is good so that you can sit outside and enjoy the view from right on the edge of the quay. Light meals and breakfasts are not expensive.

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JuanitaTrebla, Owner at Sea Gypsy Cafe, responded to this review

Nice thank you Colin. More 

MOSSEL BAY
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Sea Gypsy is situated on Mossel Bay harbour. Their furniture does not meet 5 star rating. But their food & service are +5 star quality. Therefore my daughter from Cape Town insists every time that she pay a visit to us, that we go there for a treatment. Feel free to try them! Regards, Dawid

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JuanitaTrebla, Owner at Sea Gypsy Cafe, responded to this review

Great Thank you Colin. More 

Polokwane, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Fish and chips with calamari, very good calamari I will have to go back just for the calamari, complements to the chef.

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JuanitaTrebla, Owner at Sea Gypsy Cafe, responded to this review

Very good thank you.Colin More 

Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Looks a bit a bit like the cafe for the dockers from a distance but nice spot over the sea. good fish and good value for money. Nothing fancy but good food, great views and service.

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JuanitaTrebla, Owner at Sea Gypsy Cafe, responded to this review

Hi thank you for your very positive comments. Will Relay to all staff concerned. Kind regards Colin. More 

Matlock England
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Sea Gypsy Cafe has always been a favourite of ours. We visited over the Christmas season and were very disappointed as the food was not up to standard. When we mentioned this to the waiter, he said they were very busy and so the fish was prepared in advance to cope with the rush. We understood this and decided to... More 

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JuanitaTrebla, Owner at Sea Gypsy Cafe, responded to this review

Hi I will look into the matter. Thank you for your comments. Colin. More 

Essex
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

This restaurant may look like little more than a shack on the waterfront but give it a try - the food is great and the graffitied walls and tables only add to the relaxed, nautical vibe. Portions are huge - my husband had one of the seafood platters and it was served on a massive tray with rice AND chips!... More 

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JuanitaTrebla, Owner at Sea Gypsy Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for the positive comments. Hope you enjoyed your stay at the Avenue Guest House. Regards Colin. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Church Street, Mossel Bay 6500, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Mossel Bay
  • Phone Number: +27 44 690 5496

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 10
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Bar, Pub, Fish & Chips

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating, Scenic view

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