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“Very pleasant experience”

The Lighthouse Cafe
Ranked #1 of 39 Restaurants in Simon's Town
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $20
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
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.
Reviewed June 9, 2014

We arrived in Simons Town last Thursday night and ended up at the lighthouse café. What a delightful experience. The owner was very friendly and made us feel welcome. The décor made me feel like I was on holiday. The food was very good. I had the pork belly, mmmmm. Table had a focaccia to start, I must say, best base ever!!! I would definitely recommend this place and I would also go back.

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Heleen M, Owner at The Lighthouse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded June 16, 2014

Thank you for the great review, we also LOVE the Pork Belly! Brett (my husband) is a very good host and it is nice to know that you felt welcome in our cafe which is our home from home. Heleen

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Reviewed June 8, 2014

We had Sunday lunch at this small intimate family owned restaurant. It's our 2nd visit. Owned/managed by a husband&wife team one of which is always on duty. Lovely ambience, good service and exc food. We chose from the daily special. I had mussels and chorizo and partner the pork belly. Both very happy with our choice and the rose wine at R95/bottle was very good. The background music sets the tone. Only thing I'd change is to wipe down the blackboard with a wet cloth and make it more legible/inviting. Nice touch is guests can also dine on the pavement.

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Heleen M, Owner at The Lighthouse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded June 16, 2014

We are very happy when our customers enjoy the ambiance, the music and the food. Brett agrees with you on the specials board, but it was my very creative attempt at painting a blue chalk board, not very successfully, that's why it doesn't wipe clean, but I love it! Regards, Heleen

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Reviewed May 30, 2014

On our way back on saturday the 24th May from Capepoint we used the recommendation from tripadvisor for our lunch, we were not disappointed !
Nicely decorated restaurant, nice service. We had Calamari Steak, Moules marinieres, Line Fish , Best beef burgers and the chickpea burger, everything was fresh and well cooked.
Cheese cake is for sure gorgeous !!! Well done for the nice atmosphere in the restaurant you almost feel at home

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Heleen M, Owner at The Lighthouse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded June 16, 2014

For us quite a compliment that visitors from France felt at home in our restaurant and so happy that you enjoyed our food and especially the line fish as it is particular to our region - we hope to see you again one day! Regards, Heleen

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Reviewed May 25, 2014

We stopped in here for lunch after a fantastic morning and early afternoon at Cape Point (highly recommended). Had not been here before, but spotted it driving down the main road of Simonstown and decided to give it a try.

Service was friendly, nice menu and good atmosphere. Iced coffee was great. Affordably priced too. We both enjoyed our meal, and would visit again.

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Heleen M, Owner at The Lighthouse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded June 16, 2014

Nice to know that our local Cape Town customers liked our cafe and had a good lunch with friendly service - great! Regards, Heleen

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Reviewed May 14, 2014

We had the great pleasure of dinner at The Lighthouse Café on the evening of Saturday, 10th May 2014. The owners and their friendly team of staff provide warm and enthusiastic service while serving up utterly delicious meals.

Four of us shared the "mussels special" as a starter - mussels cooked to soft and succulent perfection served in an utterly exquisite cream sauce. We all went on to have different main courses. The seafood pasta - again delicious with wonderful and plentiful seafood and textures. Burgers and pizza's were also thoroughly enjoyed by all, this all in a cozy and elegant setting, and at affordable prices!!!

Thank you to The Lighthouse Café for a memorable evening!

Janet Wakelin

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Heleen M, Owner at The Lighthouse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded May 25, 2014

Thank you for the great comments about our food, staff, service and ambience - we love to please our guests and nothing makes us happier than knowing we achieved our goal, so empowering to us and our staff.

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