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The Sweetest Thing

82 St Georges Street, Simon's Town, South Africa
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Ranked #7 of 25 restaurants in Simon's Town
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Most recent review
- Jun 16, 2014
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English first
Woking, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Lovely little bakery on the outskirts of Simon's town. Great little cakes. Worth going early on in the day for the best selection. Amazing chocolate brownie and proper lemonade.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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42 reviews 42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

After spending an hour wandering around Simonstown a local shopowner recommended we try this cafe for coffee. We could see the lovely cakes/pastries on display and discovered they have one version only) which is gluten-free. It was delicious and along with the exc coffee was inexpensive. I briefly met the owner who is a qualified pastry chef. Tearoom has another... More

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south africa
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is my very favorite coffee shop. I try to pop in at least once a week for their hot chocolate which is the best I have ever had anywhere. I also love the apple nougat tarts and the fruit tartlets. In fact everything coming out of their kitchens is totally divine.

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Germany
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51 reviews 51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

It's great. A lovely bakery/ cafe with excellent pies, cakes, breakfasts. Definitely the best in Simons Town!

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Munich, Germany
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014 via mobile

The cakes and pies are delicious. Unfortunately the service is not at the same level, they seem very unmotivated and dissinterested.

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Dallas, Texas
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314 reviews 314 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

We stopped in for a coffee while walking around the area and found a delicious looking selection of pastries & goodies. They were delectable, delicious and the coffee was very good as well, a nice stop.

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Cape Town
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Arrived two hours before closing time. Disappointed with the limited choice available. However, we had a good cup of coffee each with a citrus cheesecake (not tart enough for our taste) and the last chocolate brownie,which was great. People let coming in even though the window display was bare. Sign of a good reputation. We'll be back, albeit earlier in... More

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Switzerland
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301 reviews 301 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

We stopped at The Sweetest Thing after having lunch nearby just to have some coffees with cakes, which were always delicious.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

We rushed in an hour before closing time, so not much of a selection left. Managed to have a wonderful hot chocolate and cake though. The place is a tad tired looking, but worth a visit for the food. So if we are in the area again and need to feed our sweet tooth we will definitely be visiting The... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

'The Sweetest Thing' provides many delights: delicious and wholesome pies - the chicken pies bursting with real chicken and either vegetables or blue cheese. The cakes score high both on a decorative (scrumptious looking) and functional (delicious tasting) level. Very enjoyable.

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