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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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Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 November 2011

I took a couple of my customers to the Cafe Gannet for a dinner, what a surprise to find a well managed, smooth operating and overall great restaurant in Mosselbay. The food was excellent and the service was efficient, we had a great evening and i would most defiantly book there again. the owner/manager was always present and you can... More 

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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2011

best place to eat in mossel bay very clean and a service is a very high standard can get taxi to and from hotels has a hotel next door has sea views and a cocktail bar hosts Gareth and Janine are very welcome and a you can see inside the kitchen watching the chefs at work fresh oysters and fish... More 

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JanineShippen, Owner at Cafe Gannet, responded to this review

Dear Charlotte Many thanks for taking the time to write to us about your visit to the Cafe Gannet. We are very glad that your experience was a positive one and hope to welcome you back again soon! Regards, Janine More 

Mossel Bay, Western Cape, South Africa
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 November 2011

An out of town friend paid a surprise visit and our time was so limited I was not going to waste any of it on cooking dinner. But eat we must so I suggested we have a light meal at Cafe Gannet, "the venue itself is guaranteed to knock your socks off" is what I said. And impress it did,... More 

Thank Liezl P
JanineShippen, Owner at Cafe Gannet, responded to this review

Thanks Liezl for your kind words, I will certainly pass your message on the TEAM, especially 'Sushi' who we are very proud of as he is doing an excellent job so far. I hope that there are many occasions in the future where you do not have time to cook, so that we can welcome you back again and again!... More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 October 2011

Yes for me it really was that good! We were travelling back via the garden route to Cape Town and stopped overnight at Mossel Bay - the Cafe Gannet was a little gem along the way. Definitely will return and will very much recommend to friends. Thank you.

JanineShippen, Owner at Cafe Gannet, responded to this review

Hi Princess Zena :) Many thanks for your kind words! Hope to meet you when you come by this way again. Janine More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 19 October 2011

If you have been away from home for as long as I have been, you will know exactly what I am talking about. I have been eating everyday at this restaurant since early July 2011 up until now. I even know all the staffs names from Gareth and Janine, the supervisors, waiteresses and the kitchen staff. They made every visit... More 

Thank Lindsey C
JanineShippen, Owner at Cafe Gannet, responded to this review

Dear Lidsey Many thanks for lovely review! It is always a pleasure to have you at the Cafe Gannet and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon! We will certainly pass your comments and wishes to the TEAM! Keep well, Janine More 

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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2011

Good atmosphere - lamb was on special tonight. Great!

Thank EzraR
JanineShippen, Owner at Cafe Gannet, responded to this review

Dear Ezra Thank you for taking the time to write to us. It is wonderful to know that you’ve enjoyed your meal. I will pass this review onto our team in thanking them for their efforts. We hope to welcome you back again soon. More 

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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2011

The food here was really good, however the service was not great and the ambience was lacking. It was also really cold in the restaurant, so much so that the staff were wearing their jackets. The restaurant is really nicely decorated but the food/service does not live up to the same level of quality.

Thank nj_ps
JanineShippen, Owner at Cafe Gannet, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review regarding your dining experience at the Café Gannet, and please accept my sincere apologies for the discomfort that you experienced. The service that you received does not reflect the high standard that the Gannet is usually proud to offer. Your feedback is thus highly valued and will be used constructively... More 

Bloemfontein, South Africa
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 September 2011

stunning food, stunning service, stunning everything. I loved the vibe in the restaurant, loved the service given by the waitresses, loved the friendly warm service.

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scottie in zurich
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2011

This could be a really good restaurant and perhaps I went on a quiet night as I'm sure it is a different vibe when busy and while a stylish decor, there was little atmosphere in the area where I was sitting. The food is comparable to other restaurants though a little more expensive but I had one big gripe with... More 

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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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
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?