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The Sweetest Thing

82 St Georges Street, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good38%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pies” (21 reviews)
“quiche” (16 reviews)
“pastry” (12 reviews)
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Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
82 St Georges Street, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went in for coffee and a bite after walking back from the penguins. Quiche looked appetizing but was heated in microwave. Coffee was good. Did not sample the soup or chocolates.

Thank 633busyt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautifully balanced baking!One of the best French bakeries in Cape Town, if not the best! One of the best parts about visiting Simonstown.

Thank AndrewS4018
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Best brown bread in the world. Looks tiny from the outside but has a lovely courtyard area to sit in, away from the road, at the back.

Thank JudyGoldman
Reviewed 10 July 2018

The Sweetest Thing is essentially a coffee shop and confectioner that also does light lunches. Standards are high - you could hardly do better in Paris or Vienna - but so are the prices. But such a treat to be able to enjoy their fare...More

Thank rpalmer778
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Be sure to stop into this unassuming little patisserie when passing through Simonstown. They serve the most delicious hot chocolate to compliment their exquisite home bakes. Their mushroom quiches are one of my favorite and there is a whole host of pastries to choose from...More

Thank Nicolette1978
Reviewed 22 June 2018

We went there for tea, and my scones were lovely, but this review is for their pies. Wow. I think I liked the lamb best, but my guy raved about the steak.

Thank emmy_7
Reviewed 14 April 2018

Good for lunch and brunch. All freshly prepared food and good value. Delicious cakes and pastries, although a little expensive, but good for a treat. Disappointed that they no longer make my favourite passion fruit tarts!!

Thank suesteel
Reviewed 10 April 2018

We know that the food here is really great, tasty and made with love.We also know that after a weekend midday a lot of it is sold out. Doreen's patisserie and food is superb, extra special and so well made. That's how popular and good...More

Thank FrenskeO
Reviewed 10 April 2018

Warm hearted staff providing our family with a scrumptious breakfast and serving excellent coffee.So much so we returned a second time.It is truly the "sweetest thing".

Thank AntCB
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Delicious food, ended up having to swop my roast lamb and rosemary pie with my son because wanted it so bad

Thank gavinb129
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 82 St Georges Street, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Simon's Town
  • Phone Number: 0028-21-786-4200
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