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The Sweetest Thing

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82 St Georges Street, Simon's Town, South Africa
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch

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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
great homemade cakes

Had the cheesecake, red velvet cupcake and a pie here and all were homemade using high quality ingredients. Everything was delicious and would definitely go again.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
MarkMcT
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Varna, Bulgaria
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Varna, Bulgaria
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102 reviews 102 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Had the cheesecake, red velvet cupcake and a pie here and all were homemade using high quality ingredients. Everything was delicious and would definitely go again.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

It's great. The burgers are crazy. Cakes outta this world, and that Roast Lamb Pie is a knockout. What makes it better j's I eat for free. Hahahaha

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Stockholm, Sweden
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41 reviews 41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We were on a family holiday, and we went here twice because we really enjoyed it. There were 5 of us so we got a selection of cakes and shared them, none disappointed! The service was friendly, the coffee good, and they made us very welcome with a 2 year old boy. The building had some really interesting character, one... More 

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Cape Town
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We love The Sweetest Thing. The food is very goon, they welcome our dog and the take away pastries are excellent. If you are lucky enough to meet the owners son William - a little treasure - it will significantly enhance the experience. Sadly the service is incredibly slow so unless you have a lot of time and patience this... More 

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

we came across this cafe on a hot day on the way from the station. What a delightful surprise. The coffee is excellent and all the baked goods are made on the premises and are delicious. The staff were charming and even found us a map of Simonstown so we did not have to stop of at the information centre.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

This place was dropped from heaven...if you pass without stopping you will have missed a real jewel. It is not pretentious but rather simple but the fare is out of this world - the best croissants (especially almond croissants) and wonderful, truly homemade pies in creative combinations of flavours and spices (blue cheese chicken, rosemary lamb etc etc). Try the... More 

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Hull England
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140 reviews 140 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

I found this spot by accident when walking from the station into town. I popped in for a little lunch and it was the nicest of my holiday. I only had coffee and the most lovely lamb and rosemary pie ever. Their selection of pies would not disgrace the best baker any where bar non. Do go and give it... More 

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Rome, Italy
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

What's not to like of a place where the wifi password is the same as their signature cake? It was all very fresh, delicious and well presented. Some things were missing on the menu but the staff explained that they'd only just reopened after Christmas. The quiches and pies looked yummy but I had the bacon sandwich with spicy chili... More 

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Fraser Valley, BC
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

On our first visit we had a most delicious sandwich. When saw all the beautiful sweets, we each ordered a different one which we shared four ways. It was so memorable that I returned several days later to Simon's Town by train from Muizenberg just to visit Sweet Things once more, and it was worth the trip.

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Simon's Town, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The Sweetest Thing is a cute little patisserie in Simon's Town. The cakes are delectable and the decor austere. It has three options: downstairs,upstairs and outside in the rear of the restaurant. It is in an old historic building in the historic mile. The cakes are displayed artistically in the window as one would imagine it is done in France.... More 

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop

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