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Sea Gypsy Cafe

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Church Street, Mossel Bay 6500, South Africa
+27 44 690 5496
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9:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Hamburg, Germany
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

It's a special place with good food and a great view on the bay. You can sit inside so it's also fine on a rainy and windy day.

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Thank Soren84
Mossel Bay, South Africa
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You have to stop here and try their seafood and sushi. Great place to meet up with friends or make new friends from all over the world.

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Thank Raymon2108
Colin735, Owner at Sea Gypsy Cafe, responded to this review

Great stuff hope meeting went well. Kind regards Colin. More 

George, South Africa
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69 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have visited Sea Gypsy several times for business lunches. The food and service has been consistently good. This is a really rustic restaurant which is reasonably priced. It's a come as you are type of place no frills. Good beer and fish and chips.

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Thank Denver2020
Colin735, Owner at Sea Gypsy Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you. Colin. More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been coming to Mosselbay for many years now and without hesitation we always make time to visit the Sea Gypsy Cafe. It has grown from a little rustic restaurant to a booming 'must visit' destination. Today was our last day in Mosselbay and we thought that our holiday wouldn't be complete without having lunch at the Sea Gypsy.... More 

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Thank Carl F
Colin735, Owner at Sea Gypsy Cafe, responded to this review

Wow that just makes my day and all the staff from Sea Gypsy. We real appreciate the great comment, Thank you very much and we look forward to seeing you again soon, Regards Colin and the whole Team. More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was excellent, service good, well spent afternoon in lovely surroundings. Nice place to relax.

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Thank Lisl K
Colin735, Owner at Sea Gypsy Cafe, responded to this review

Gooooood Stuff, thanks for your review. Regards Colin and Team. More 

Modimolle (Nylstroom), South Africa
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We both ordered baskets. Everything was very oily. The Calamari was soft but the mussels were not cleaned properly. 2 even still had the hair in them. It is nice looking over the harbour but thats it!

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Thank Elaine d
Colin735, Owner at Sea Gypsy Cafe, responded to this review

Hi thanks for your comments. All fish and calamari are deep fried but we can grill if you prefer. Sorry you did not enjoy. Kind regards Colin. More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

This was a great place to eat at upon our arrival at Mossel Bay. The seafood was great but most importantly the waiter who served us on the day was just great. A very helpful guy who gave us advise on what to eat as well as on where to have a great time around Mossel Bay .

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Thank Thokozani M
Colin735, Owner at Sea Gypsy Cafe, responded to this review

Hi yes Jon Jon is a good chap Thanks for the review, Kind regards Colin. More 

Western Cape, South Africa
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69 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

It really is a rustic restaurant . Right on the water. Service friendly and efficient . Food very average. Oysters good, mussels strange, calamari chewy , yellow tail good. The experience is better than the food.

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Thank Desm995
Colin735, Owner at Sea Gypsy Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for all your comments we appreciate them. Regards Colin and Team. More 

Munster, Indiana
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

During our recent stay in Mossel Bay my wife wanted seafood in a "salty dog" atmosphere. I nailed it by choosing the Sea Gypsy. The place looks a little crazy from the outside and the inside is even crazier, but don't be put off by this - the service and food are excellent. Sadly, our stay was too short to... More 

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Thank Peter4640
Colin735, Owner at Sea Gypsy Cafe, responded to this review

Sounds crazy but I like it. Thanks very much happy you Like. Colin. More 

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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

The platter for one, is so big, it can be shared between 2. Delicious food, everything you expect from seafood. No disappointment! The view and the atmosphere makes it the perfect day out.

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Thank Inéz E
Colin735, Owner at Sea Gypsy Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much need to work on service I see. Regards Colin. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$4 - $10
Cuisine
Bar, Seafood
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
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
Description
The Sea Gypsy Cafe is one of the most unique places that you will ever visit. We are situated on the water our oysters are hanging from a pole alive in the sea. We offer a warm friendly and welcoming experience. Great food good value. We offer not only seafood but also meats, chicken, vegetarian meals as well as burgers, toasties and pastas. Takeaways can be placed over the phone and delivered by delivery extreme. A shuttle service is also available if required at no extra cost to and from the shop.

Come and join us we are people that care. Hope to see you soon.

Kind regards Colin and Team.

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