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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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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“sushi” (134 reviews)
“kingklip” (38 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 22:00 Hours
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 3 weeks ago

Service was very nice and friendly, Food great, Portions in a good ballance, not too much. Good Wine-List

Thank MarcusMCordier
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a chance to 'walk-in' Friday 26 Jan and welcomed warmly and staff quickly cleared a table and found room in a bustling restaurant. Nate our waiter was very friendly and well organised and quickly brought us the Windhoek beers and bread whilst we...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Blue Legendary Oyster ( Cafe Gannet) Great location for chilling and watching the world go by with the a Pino Coladas & Strawberry Daiquiri. Very friendly barman who always make you feel welcome.

Thank Ikeraam A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly service and excellent quality of fish. I had the seared tuna which I would absolutely recommend.

Thank Marco W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was good enough, if not up to the standards of a lot of the other places we have visited on the garden route. Lovely atmosphere but the thing that really let it down was the service. Loads of staff but most of them were...More

Thank Pooki80
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Decided on early lunch at 12:30 and had plenty of choice for a table choosing one at the front with a sea view. Waitress took our beers order and explained the specials board. She came back with bread and butter to take our order. I...More

Thank Yorkshire1245
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came in without a reservation, we were asked to wait for 30 minutes. After 1,5 hour we left the restaurant. We were done waiting. We had a cocktail and Oysters at the bar, that was okay.

Thank Rick v
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is our 3rd visit in the past 3 months. Internet booking very efficient but on arrival told we could not sit where we thought the table was booked. Opted for a smaller table in another area without being offered anything else. Attitude !!!! Food...More

Thank Christo M
Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

This is the second time here and sadly a repeat of the first time. Food was very tasty and our starters and mains were good . Service was very intermittent and random which is a pity as the ambience and Location is great. They really...More

Thank Sjoe
Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

Loved the food here. The ostrich espetada was excellent as were all the fish dishes chosen by our party. Nadia, our waitress, couldn’t have been more helpful or attentive. Recommend highly.

Thank HFG10AO
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Lauren G
5 January 2018|
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Response from Scoobastevie | Reviewed this property |
Not sure but if I remember the menu was pretty meaty/fishy
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
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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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
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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