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Cafe Gannet Restaurant

Old Post Tree Square | 1 Market Street, Mossel Bay 6500, South Africa
+27 44 691 1885
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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07:00 - 22:00All 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 29 June 2017

I visited Cafe Gannet during an overnight stop over at Protea Hotel Mossel Bay! Upon entering for dinner, i felt a wonderful sense of calmness and the ambience, staff and meal presentations was amazing. It was a cold night and we could feel the warmth...More

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Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

Live counter for vegetables and noodles sorte. Amazing taste. Beautiful location, lovely ambience & an Awesome environment. Great place to have lunch. Enjoyed a lot

Thank Praful G
Reviewed 22 June 2017

great atmosphere, beautiful setting, for our special 19year anniversary. My husband and I met 20plus years ago there at the Blue Oyster Bar where I was working part time. He is the love of my life and I suprized him with a lovely night at...More

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Reviewed 20 June 2017

Ordered a burger and salad (chicken). The salad was so large that it was enough as a meal on its own! The burger was equally huge! Food was tasty, but the service was average. Did not feel particularly warm or friendly. Food order was taken...More

Thank pandora m
Janine S, Owner at Cafe Gannet, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

Hi Pandora M, we will certainly attend to the service. I apologise that it was not up to par.

Reviewed 17 June 2017

From the moment we arrived for dinner at the restaurant, we were treated like special guests. Jared was our host and waiter and made us feel like we were in a 5 star establishment. The menu offered great variety and from the starters to the...More

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Reviewed 16 June 2017

This restaurant is attached to the Protea Hotel. Food is excellent and the staff helful and efficient.

Thank allyn2011
Reviewed 14 June 2017

I visit Cafe Gannet every time I'm in Mosselbay - the food is always excellent & service always welcoming and pleasant.

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Thank Kgomotso m
Janine S, Owner at Cafe Gannet, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2017

Thanks Kgomotso! I hope you are planning many more visits to Mossel Bay. And us too, of course...

Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

We had a sensational lunch here on our last day in mossel bay. The service was excellent. The ambience a bit sterile and strange. The food was amazing. I had their seafood casserole. It was brilliant. Lovely. Huge. My husband had the lunch special R165...More

Thank Mespey
Janine S, Owner at Cafe Gannet, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2017

Thanks for your comment Mespey. We will work on the ambience for sure.

Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

We had a great dinner. To South African norms it is really expensive, but if you ask me, it's worth it because finally it's put together with care and eye for detail. We had oysters and a sushi roll as a starter, both good, but...More

Thank Goswin O
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Thank you for great food and superb service!! The sushi is definitely the best in town and I can highly recommend anyone to give it a try. Specially the special that's running on Mondays for 50% discount on sushi! Goodness, it was perfect!! Just make...More

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Thank ElaniPienaar
Janine S, Owner at Cafe Gannet, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2017

Thanks ElaniPienaar! Glad you enjoyed the sushi. Our winter sushi special runs every Monday (from 12h00) from May to the end of September. The special is available at the restaurant and at the bar. Hope to see you again soon :)

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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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, View, Romantic, Groups
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
  • E-mail
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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