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Cafe Gannet Restaurant

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Old Post Tree Square | 1 Market Street, Mossel Bay 6500, South Africa
+27 44 691 3738
07:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2012

Husband had the seafood medley which consisted of half a crayfish, mussels, fish served in a creamy sauce with rice balls. This is the second time that he has had this and each time he has enjoyed it. I opted for the sushi which was fresh. Kids had the kiddies burgers and chips and son had the fish with chilli... More 

1 Thank Irene261202
London, United Kingdom
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197 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2012

Great seafood, great service, nice setting. Ask for Raylene to get a great dining experience.

1 Thank EP05313
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2012

We came to Cafe Gannet Just before Easter holidays, and despite some city power cuts during hte eveniong, the staff were super friendly and efficient, and the food was amazing!

2 Thank 83536
JanineShippen, Owner at Cafe Gannet, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely comment! A power failure is never an easy situation to deal with and even less so at night. I am really glad that we could still make your evening enjoyable and must say a huge thank you for your support! More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 April 2012

love the food and location. dinner and lunch is great. breakfast is good.

Thank Comfort B
Cape Town, South Africa
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473 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2012

The Cafe Gannet has been around for many years and is always a good place for a decent meal. It was a quiet Friday night but they were expecting a coach of tourists a little later in the evening. The fish and chips (Hake) is done somewhat differently to most places and there were a few choices of sauces to... More 

Thank kaapie62
London, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2012

No fine dining experience but did what it sets out to do pretty well. Just a pity that it there doesn't seem to be anywhere in Mossel Bay at a higher level.

Thank Cantwaitforspring
George, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 7 March 2012

I had the Red Chilli & Lime hake today. It was absolutely sublime. Who knew fish could be so tender... Thanks for an outstanding lunch. Gareth and Janine are superb hosts, and deserve to be visited when next you are in Mosselbay.

Thank Karl v
Horsham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 March 2012

The attitude of the waitresses on our last visit was extremely poor although the food was good.

Thank Michael B
JanineShippen, Owner at Cafe Gannet, responded to this review

Dear Michael A guest's perceptions of the service received whilst dining at the Cafe Gannet is the only true yardstick we have for measuring whether or not we have met your expectations. We would, therefore, like to thank you for taking the time to let us know about your recent experience. The service which you received is most definitely not... More 

Mossel Bay, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2012

What a wonderfully perfect day! Big Thank you to all the Staff of the Cafe Gannet for their flawless service and execution of our wedding celebration! Special thanks to Janine, who managed the day and helped with all the planning from day 1. The food was out of this world and every single one of our Guests walked away that... More 

1 Thank Marindava
Port Elizabeth
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2012

We arrived a bit early, and had drinks at the lovely bar overlooking the ocean, great views and very friendly service. We have not found any Restaurant in Mosselbay even coming close to the quality of food we had here. Good waitress, and the food was well priced and great quality. Cafe Gannet is a must if spending a night... More 

Thank Monkeypalace

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$22
Seafood, Sushi, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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 3738

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?