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The Sweetest Thing

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82 St Georges Street, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Vilnius, Lithuania
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432 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here for lunch following recommendation of our guide and were very please by quality of good. Freshly made quiches and mini burgers and delicious deserts. Would love to come back:

Thank Liu S
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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1,018 reviews
318 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,152 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our dive shop recommended this place for a quick bite. It looks like another cafe from the outside but boy does their food taste good. The quiches melt in your mouth and they were kid enough to add a small sale to our order. The coffee is divine. Service quick and friendly. We will be back for cakes!

Thank poleinahole1
West Sussex
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764 reviews
397 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 310 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On our way to Boulders Beach so were early and wanted coffee. Whilst the restaurant looks dated, that is part of its retro charm, and we were greeted warmly and with efficiency. Our pastries were excellent, as was the coffee, and I wish that we had skipped breakfast at our hotel since the offerings here looked good.

Thank Skippy50
Hoedspruit, South Africa
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My favourite coffee stop in Simon's Town. This unpretentious coffee shop with the most exquisite eats and treats is a Simon's Town gem! Friendly staff and freshness always guaranteed.

Thank SharonHaussmann
Hull England
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350 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2017

I always visit here when in Cape Town lately. The reason is it does the best Lamb and rosemary pie that i know anywhere in the world that i have visited. That should be sufficient information for you All ,just go and taste

Thank KeithGHullEngland
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017 via mobile

The most delicious treats, I like the custard fruit tart, cheesecake and red velvet cupcakes, service can be slow so be prepared to have patience if you choose to sit down but best is to choose your tarts and pastries as take away and then go and enjoy them somewhere with a sea view 😀

Thank Dorothy C
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99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017 via mobile

Nice pies, but the best is the Lemon Tart which is as good as in a French Patisserie. Couldn't be better! Nice staff.

Thank BernhardZurich
Kansas City
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714 reviews
390 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017 via mobile

We first stopped for a dessert and coffee. The chocolate mousse cake is to die for! While there we noticed a sign for their special dinner on the first Friday of every month so we signed up. I'm so glad we did. It was sensational! They also have alcohol to purchase to accompany your food. They also allow you to... More 

Thank dixiepeach
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

We have eaten at The Sweetest Thing on a few occasions when visiting Simon's Town. The pastries and cakes are excellent and not your normal ones that you would buy in a bakery/supermarket. Their coffee is good and scrambled egg and bacon delicious. Situated on the main street it is easy to miss as it is a small shop, however,... More 

Thank DurbanKingfisher
Middelburg, South Africa
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2016 via mobile

Treat yourself and go and have a pastry and coffee. The coffee is good, but the pastries are fantastic! They also sell nice pies and other eats, but do try a pastry.. Not the cheapest prices, but we'll worth it.

Thank Canwehavemore

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 82 St Georges Street, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Simon's Town
  • Phone Number: 0028-21-786-4200

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?