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Cafe Gannet

Old Post Tree Square | 1 Market Street, Mossel Bay 6500, South Africa
+27 44 691 1885
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“sushi” (126 reviews)
“kingklip” (38 reviews)
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Pizza, Seafood, Sushi, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Old Post Tree Square | 1 Market Street, Mossel Bay 6500, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner for 2 at Cafe Gannet did not disappoint. Our friendly Watson, Jarryd, was attentive but not intrusive. We both had the seafood casserole. Oh my word, delicious!!! Paired with a beautiful bottle of perfectly chilled Boschkloof sauvignon blanc, a truly memorable eating experience.

Thank Deb K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked for 7.30pm but ladies not ready so had to postpone to 8.00pm by which time the Kingklip and home made tagliatelle had all gone. Having said that we really did enjoy our meals and have booked again for tonight and pre-ordered three dishes.

Thank WallHillFarm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On a balmy November evening, my wife and I decided to grab a drink and something light to eat at Cafe Gannet. Even though we have been longtime patrons of The Gannet, we haven’t been back there in more than six months. The place was...More

Thank pnel86
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

The food was excellent !! The restaurant it self is really beautiful and well organized! We ate the sushi which was amazing by the way and a must, they accidentally brought us the wrong sashimi (tuna instead of salmon) but we didn’t mind because we...More

Thank alichab2017
Reviewed 10 November 2017

We booked a table with the team last year for Xmas and our expectations were exceeded in every way. My parents-in-law normally slave over the preporation of food at Hartenbosch camping terrain (year after year) and I always wanted to treat them for a nice...More

Thank Nicol007
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Don't be misled by the name Cafe Gannet. It is no ordinary café, but a first class restaurant located at the historical 'Post Tree' of Mossel Bay. Situated almost on the coast line it offers the blue view of the Indian ocean, wide open spaces...More

Thank dokmanie
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Friends booked table for of us here during recent holiday in SA (Nov 17). WOW. We found it a bit if a struggle to find, driving through a couple of dodgy areas - but KEEP going. First appearances are nothing special. BUT - the food...More

Thank oioiSAVLOY
Reviewed 6 November 2017

We were staying in the hotel adjacent to this restaurant (Protea Mossel Bay which we'd highly recommend too). The service and food were fantastic and the restaurant had a great atmosphere with plenty of hustle and bustle, yet very attentive service by our waiter.

Thank Liz A
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

The restaurant was recommended to us and it turned out good. As part of a 1 stay we had dinner at Cafe Gannet, it was on the same premises as the hotel. After we checked into the hotel we went to restaurant to book. The...More

Thank ray c
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

It was perfect. The Food, the atmosphere and the service were really outstanding. We had prawns and salmon pasta, Sushi for starter. The best is the home made icecream, very delicious. We even got a recommendation for a cocktail and enjoyed this after the dinner...More

Thank ClaudiaLudwig3
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Margaret O
13 March 2017|
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Response from veronica42 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they did appear to have more on menu than just seafood Sorry I can't be more helpful as we are big fish eaters ,it's the first thing we usually look for Apologies if this reply came to late
3 January 2017|
Response from Johann J | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, might not be allowed
21 December 2015|
Response from Janine S | Property representative |
Dear Mrs Horst Thank you so much for your message. I will be sure to book you a table for dinner on the 1st of Feb. We look forward to welcoming you back. Regards, Janine
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$22
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Old Post Tree Square | 1 Market Street, Mossel Bay 6500, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Mossel Bay
  • Phone Number: +27 44 691 1885
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The Café Gannet Restaurant is Mossel Bay's seafood House. Acclaimed for local seafood specialties, ingeniously prepared. Coastal oysters, black mussels and Mossel Bay Sole are delivered daily from the harbour to make a delectable and varied a la carte menu, which includes pizza, salads, meat dishes, light lunches and Rainbow Cuisine. For a relaxing afternoon, come and enjoy a cocktail overlooking the Indian Ocean... The Cafe Gannet is a great treat, which will please the most discerning palate - very trendy, so bookings are recommended.
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