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Reviewed 27 April 2022

We went there for a breakfast. We sat down in front by the window display and two ladies behind the counter ignored us. We had to wave at them to get them to come over. I asked them if it was self service and they...looked confused. Anyway we ordered and waited & waited & waited. I counted the customers - 3 tables and a total of 8 customers. We ordered an omelette and eggs benedict. We also had a tea and coffee. At no stage did they ask if we need a refill or if we were enjoying our meal. They stood behind the counter counter and chatted the whole time. Again we had to wave like mad to get our bill. At R280 we were a bit surprised. On looking closer we discovered that the coffee was R55 and the cheese for the omelette was an extra R28! There were no menus, just a badly presented chalkboard which we had to get up and read on the other side of the shop. The sign was behind a table with two customers which made us all a bit uncomfortable. The walls and light fittings had not been cleaned in years (thick dust) and the place felt dirty. Overall a rip-off, terrible service and bad experience. There was no sign of a manager/owner to complain to. When I asked about seeing a manager the two staff they just shrugged and said nothing. What a disappointment as the little town is lovely.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 15 January 2022

Very good quality food! not to mention the world class cakes and pasteries, one of the best eateries in Simon's Town!

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 24 March 2021

I went to try this place after members of my family gave it a rave review as a place for breakfast. Up front I will say that the eggs benedict and coffee that I had very very good and were produced reasonably quickly. But the...whole thing was spoilt by the fact that the staff seem to think that wearing masks is not really necessary. Staff working at food counters, carrying food to tables and putting out pastries for sale were either wearing no masks at all or had them pulled down. I asked one lady who served me to put her mask on and she did but 3 minutes later it was off again as she worked at a food counter. What is more there was no sign of any sanitisier anywhere in the restaurant. This is the reason for my poor rating - the owner / manager needs to discipline his staff on Covid related matters very quickly.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 20 February 2021 via mobile

We had terribly slow service so slow a table next to us left. When we did get to put in our order we didn’t get half of what we ordered or it was wrong. Food that was advertised was not available. We chose this place...because it got such good TripAdvisor reviews and this kinda of thing makes me lose hope in TripAdvisor as a platform. Who is rating this restaurant terrible management. Can you teach your servers how to write down orders if they can’t remember. It was almost unreal as to how many items were never delivered. Highly recommend you choose anywhere else.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 3 January 2021

Beautiful moist choc cake, very good coffee. Very friendly staff. Only downside, small outside eating area, close to commuters. Takeaways are well boxed and hygiene is top notch. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 15 August 2020 via mobile

Yummy pie followed by a delicious lemon curd cake. Be quick before they sell out! A perfect little unpretentious patisserie.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 6 March 2020

From the outside this looks like any other Cafe. This all changes when you examine the array of Sweet and Savoury pastries on show -all baked daily. Visiting later in the day can be a problem as a lot of favourites are sold out. There...is nothing to equal this venue in the western cape or indeed a lot of other countries either.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 3 March 2020

This is a regular stop for us when driving round the Cape via Simons Town. They do tend to sell out early so be quick. Fantastic home made cake and pastries that we take out. A little pricey but you get what you pay for.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 1 March 2020

We make a point of visiting this little cafe every time we are in Cape Town and have never ever been disappointed. From a simple dish of scrambled eggs, to their supreme lamb pie, and all the exquisite pastries and cakes to chose from, we...have enjoyed every morsel of their very delicious fare. You won't find better in Cape Town at the price, so if you are in Simonstown that should be your food destination,More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 10 January 2020

Outstanding cakes and pastries... great coffee and tea and ambience... attentive staff... Cakes were that good we took a take away to try later as we couldn't decide.....

Date of visit: December 2019
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The Sweetest Thing is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5