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The Sweetest Thing

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82 St Georges Street, Simon's Town, South Africa
0028-21-786-4200
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Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Parisienne pattiserie perfection in Simon's Town!

The most delectable roast lamb and rosemary pie that has ever passed these lips (and trust me, many pies have). Unassuming little shop that serves the best in pastry. Took my student daughters there for a treat during their Stellenbosch exams, and their spirits lifted promptly. We left with boxes... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
michelefromearth
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Pretoria, South Africa
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Pretoria, South Africa
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48 reviews 48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

The most delectable roast lamb and rosemary pie that has ever passed these lips (and trust me, many pies have). Unassuming little shop that serves the best in pastry. Took my student daughters there for a treat during their Stellenbosch exams, and their spirits lifted promptly. We left with boxes filled with all manner of sin. Friendly staff, top quality... More 

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Simon's Town, South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

A lovely little cafe hidden away in the middle of town. The sweets menu was pretty limited (we were there later on a Saturday afternoon) which was disappointing due to the hype. Their pies, however, where amazing!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Very friendly staff, fast service, great breakfast options, good coffee, so many pastry and desert options. Also maybe the best Quiche Lorraine i have ever had.

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Rosebank, Cape Town.
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

On our way back home, after a magnificent day to Cape Point for Mother's day, we stopped at The Sweetest Thing to enjoy the last sun rays on the street and we did well. We have 2 cappuccinos and 3 delicious, fresh, tasty, fine patisserie. What a delight. Besides, the smile of the lady that served us was just the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Great Pastries but one needs to address the inconsistent slow table service its a pity that one needs to go to the counter to get service despite shop not being that busy

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Klerksdorp, South Africa
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71 reviews 71 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Visited for some pastries and the quality is obvious taken into account the long lines of patrons. Definitely worth a visit.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

I'm not sure why this place won so many awards. Most inattentive and unskilled staff. The eclaires we ordered at the table were gradually sold to other people while we were waiting. From the moment we ordered it took almost 40 minutes to be served. 3 waiters - 2 tables occupied - cakes are ready to serve, pies take forever... More 

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Blantyre, Malawi
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We were thrilled to discover this little gem at the end of the town. Wonderful pastries and good coffee, will definitely return and perhaps try the homemade pies or the amazing breakfasts on the menu. Service can be a little slow but that is soon forgotten once your food arrives! Am totally addicted to super nutty dark chocolate brownies with... More 

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

As a family, we recently went out to simonstown for breakfast. I was particularly pleased to be able to take my dog with as well. ( there aren't too many places that welcome your pooch) Although the front of the restaurant borders on the main road, once you walk past the delectable pastries and homemade pies on display, travel upstairs... More 

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Johannesburg
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Awesome pastries. Get there early to get a full choice of pastries. Go through the restaurant for more dining areas at the back.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 82 St Georges Street, Simon's Town, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Simon's Town
  • Phone Number: 0028-21-786-4200

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop

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