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The Lighthouse Cafe Restaurant

90 St Georges Street | Western Cape, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
+27 21 786 9000
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Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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CUISINES
Italian, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
RR - RRR
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LOCATION
90 St Georges Street | Western Cape, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 474 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I visited this restaurant with my family of six after we spent time at Boulders Beach. The decor is quaint and the restaurant cozy. I had excellent mussels in a delicious sauce. The portion was large and the price was reasonable. I actually don't remember...More

Thank Kathe G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Unexpected just beautiful... thank you The food was perfect in all senses, from taste to pocket, you should try the pork belly.....wonderful

1  Thank PSCLuzio
Heleen M, Owner at The Lighthouse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

I like your phrase "from taste to pocket"! Thank you so much for your review, we are now literally renowned for our Pork Belly, it is a super special dish, so glad you enjoyed it.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic brunch enroute from Cape Town to Cape Point. Delicious food, coffee and attentive and friendly service. We would highly recommend. Just wish we had time to come back to try the mouthwatering cakes!!

Thank Mariatimberlake
Heleen M, Owner at The Lighthouse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

So glad you stopped at The Lighthouse and great to hear that we ticked all the boxes, hope you can make a turn for our home baked cakes, they are just delicious.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Gorgeous small local café restaurant. We were charmed by big smiles and courteous staff (James) showing us to a table in the crowded café. We had an ultimate burger and philli steak panini, which were beautiful and my wife managed to force a piece of...More

1  Thank John P
Heleen M, Owner at The Lighthouse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

How great to hear! Hope you are able to come back, we remember faces and just love seeing people coming back, ultimate compliment. Thank you so much for taking the time to write a lovely review.

Reviewed 1 week ago

In an area grossly undercatered for as far as quality eateries,LHC is our go-to, stand-out favourite. We tend to go more often of an evening. Coastal shabby-chic décor creates a cosy atmosphere, along with the consistently upbeat vibe, due in no small measure to the...More

1  Thank Christine_B_12225
Heleen M, Owner at The Lighthouse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We are so grateful for this great review, thank you Christine. When we started The Lighthouse Cafe we said it must be a home from home not only for our lovely locals and regulars, but also for visitors who travel from afar and it is...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The ambience at Lighthouse Café is most welcoming and cosy. We were treated to a "fall of the bone" tender spicy chicken peri peri. Great value and delicious. Owner was also so friendly

1  Thank Q6605KTstever
Heleen M, Owner at The Lighthouse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We have regulars who will only ever eat the Chicken Peri Peri. We love to hear the words "welcoming, cozy and good service", means we are getting it right, still, after 4.5 years!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for lunch and then again for dinner. Very impressive. Had the mussels for lunch and the bouillabaisse for dinner, while others had the fillet steak and the chicken soup. Universal happiness, and the service was excellent. Highly recommended

1  Thank DanMcCormack
Heleen M, Owner at The Lighthouse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for a brilliant review so happy that you loved our cafe and the food! Heleen

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just stopped in for a latte and the staff was so wonderful and the cafe is very pretty. The latte was excellent.

Thank Zoe H
Heleen M, Owner at The Lighthouse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Yay! We are always so proud of our Baristas and the good coffee they continuously produce, will pass on good comment.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good service and ambience, however the food was just about average. We ordered line fish catch of the day (yellow tail) which was slightly over cooked and chorizo pasta which was bland. Beef burger was good quality and the calamari was excellent. All in all,...More

Thank kirtan
Heleen M, Owner at The Lighthouse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Oh that is disappointing to hear, our staff is so well trained on NOT overcooking fish, I am sorry you didn't say anything on the day but happy to hear you enjoyed the burger & calamari. Taste is such a subjective thing, what one person...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the setting of the cafe which had a very frenchie feel. Amazing host and outstand food. Very well presented and delicious.

Thank Urvashi K
Heleen M, Owner at The Lighthouse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Wonderful! Breakfast is certainly the best meal of the day and so happy you enjoyed yours. Thank you for great review.

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$20
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:30 - 16:00
Monday
08:30 - 16:00
Tuesday
08:30 - 16:00
Wednesday
08:30 - 22:00
Thursday
08:30 - 22:00
Friday
08:30 - 22:00
Saturday
08:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 90 St Georges Street | Western Cape, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Simon's Town
  • Phone Number: +27 21 786 9000
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Description
The Lighthouse Café has a beautiful ambience; it is an inviting space, light & airy with a French Provençal and Coastal feel which makes one feel right at home.Together Brett and Heleen as owners, chef and hosts have truly created a “home from home” experience for their customers.
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