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The Lighthouse Cafe

90 St Georges Street | Western Cape, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
+27 21 786 9000
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Overview
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“bouillabaisse” (24 reviews)
“mussels” (41 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Cafe, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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LOCATION
90 St Georges Street | Western Cape, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 635 reviews

Reviewed today via mobile

Loved this little Gem ,the breakfast was delicious the service was made with a lovely smile !!even my daughters vegetarian choice was fabulous!

Thank 399sandye
Reviewed 3 days ago

Ate here twice- both meals excellent. Well cooked and very tasty. Is bigger inside than it looks. Lovely breakfast . Mussels for lunch were very good.

Thank Cliff K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had the omelette and coffee on two occasions. Yummy!!! Omelette comes with toast and there is jam and butter on the table. The omelette is not overlooked and gooey and yummy!! I’ll be back

Thank manlyq
Heleen M, Owner at The Lighthouse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Yay! I made very sure we serve the best omelette in town before putting that fact on the menu...one of my fave breakfasts too..thank you and of course we love our coffee!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very homely feel here. The waiters are very friendly, you feel very welcome to come here. Think of a nice cafe with cakes etc but a full menu with alcohol and salads and meat. We would of loved dessert it looked amazing but alas...More

Thank Kiwihammers
Heleen M, Owner at The Lighthouse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you! We love it when our customers feel at home in our "other home"....and of course we have the most amazing waiters, part of the family.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always a wonderful meal at this restaurant, highly recommended when visiting the lovely little town Simonstown.

Thank CapeTownAnn
Heleen M, Owner at The Lighthouse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Great compliment, thank you very much, we love our little cafe and so happy to contribute to visitors' experience of the deep south!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With a quaint interior friendly staff and a well priced menu The Lighthouse Cafe is definitely a good place to visit. It can become busy during peak hours holiday season and weekends, for this reason it is good if you make a booking to avoid...More

Thank AndreWolhuter
Heleen M, Owner at The Lighthouse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a good review, I think we hit an early season this year, so lovely and busy with so many new people - our staff are exceptional from the waiters to the chefs, we are lucky.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Friends who live nearby took us here for lunch. What a fab place! Small but perfectly formed,it had a varied and interesting menu and service was cheerful and efficient. Lots of small dishes available; my starter portion of mussels was perfect for a light lunch....More

Thank antano2013
Heleen M, Owner at The Lighthouse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your good comments, always warms our hearts to know we get it right, our staff work hard and are honestly the most sincere people you would ever meet. Our fresh West Coast Mussels are to die for...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We often go to the lighthouse cafe and what we love most is that service is professional and food is consistently good. We don’t always have the luck of getting a table but it gives us the opportunity to try other places. This is one...More

Thank Estee Hannah L
Heleen M, Owner at The Lighthouse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Yay and thank you for the review, consistency is our theme word!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A bit difficult to find, but very Nice restaurant. We had chicken livers and mussels, both very good. We enjoyed the meal.

Thank Octavia B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our tour group stopped in Simon's Town for lunch Not being lunch meal eaters we wanted something lighter - drink+cake - and cashmere across the Lighthouse Cafe. Though it was lunchtime, and they were essentially set up to serve lunches - which looked delicious as...More

Thank PipPaul W
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jacreesy
December 22, 2017|
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Response from Heleen M | Property representative |
Hi there, i will make a booking for you on Wednesday 7.30pm with pleasure, please call the restaurant on 021 786 9000 with a contact number or if you need to communicate anything else as I am not on my laptop all the time... More
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jacreesy
December 19, 2017|
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Response from Heleen M | Property representative |
Hi there David & Jacqui, we are unfortunately closed on 1 & January, re-opening on 3 Jan.
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onlyfivestarswilldo
November 2, 2017|
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Response from Heleen M | Property representative |
So sorry, only saw this now! Of course we can do it, will use Soda water instead of Beer, just please ask your waitron to inform kitchen! Heleen, Owner
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$6 - $19
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 90 St Georges Street | Western Cape, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Simon's Town
  • Phone Number: +27 21 786 9000
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Description
The Lighthouse Café has a beautiful ambience; it is an inviting space, light & airy with a French Provençal and Coastal feel which makes one feel right at home.Together Brett and Heleen as owners, chef and hosts have truly created a “home from home” experience for their customers.
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