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

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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I never miss a chance to visit the Sweetest Thing. Really nice place in Simon;s Town. The choice is so wide that I can never make up my mind! Its terrific!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
Stan K
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I never miss a chance to visit the Sweetest Thing. Really nice place in Simon;s Town. The choice is so wide that I can never make up my mind! Its terrific!

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Simon's Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The bakery treats are very special and made with love. Together with a good choice of hot drinks, it is fun to steal away a few moments to hear about the historic past of this unique building in Simons Town or sit quietly observing some of the locals enjoying a cozy chat. They serve lunch too, but their primary focus... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Simply our favorite place for breakfast, coffee and very fine tarts!! Personal service and different choices every day!!

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

A visitor from London who has traveled extensively was adamant that this quaint unassuming little establishment on Simon's Town's historic St George's Street is the best patisserie in the world. They serve exquisite pastries - both sweet and savory in a friendly unhurried environment with understated mid twentieth century decor. Drop in for coffee and one of their tempting sweet... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Enjoyed good old fashioned service and pastries. Nice easy coffee visit. Nice selection of cakes. Very relaxed.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

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

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  • 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

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  • Cuisine: Cafe

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