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The Lighthouse Cafe

90 St Georges Street | Western Cape, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
+27 21 786 9000
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Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“bouillabaisse” (21 reviews)
“pork belly” (22 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Cafe, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free 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 519 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

We were staying at the nearby B&B, the Boat House when we decided to go for dinner at this restaurant. The owner was beyond lovely and personable and the food was great too! Go for some fresh seafood! When we were done dinner the owner,...More

Thank Courtney F
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a wonderful place. We were passing through on our way to Boulder and Cape Point and popped in here based on the recommendation in the Lonely Planet guide. Great sharing meze with amazing garlic focaccia. Staff were all so nice. Had coffee and a...More

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

Thank you SO much for a lovely review, I love it that the Lonely Planet survived the digital age! So happy that you were well looked after and enjoyed your meze platter and cake. We only do dinner reservations now in season, which is essential,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice cosy atmosphere, lovely interior, owner run, friendly staff. Very good, tasty food at reasonable prices. We enjoyed our meal, the nice wine selection and the place very much! It was recommended by our hotel owner, the boathouse. Sadly we only stayed one night at...More

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

Thank you Dieter for writing a lovely review, we will see you again next time you travel to South Africa, we are always so happy when our customers have a good all round experience, means we are doing our job right!

Reviewed 1 week ago

No one is suggesting to fly 20 hours to South Africa, drive an hour to Simon's Town and have lunch at the Lighthouse Cafe in order to eat the chicken livers, but I think these chicken livers may be worth a long flight, a short...More

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

Ohmysoul, don't I just LOVE this review! I completely share your sentiment and now we are also doing that same Chicken Liver dish with Pasta, our own Pasta Fegatini!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for this very special review and special mention...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was invited by friends. We had a fabulous meal with outstanding wines. Service was friendly, fast and efficient. I had the Seafood pasta which was fantastic. I hope to get back there very soon. Highly recommended.

Thank Denise and Dirk B
Heleen M, Owner at The Lighthouse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

And we would love to see you back again! A great review and especially about the good service, us and our staff work very hard at it, thank you..

Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly staff and a menu that offers something for everybody. The setting is cosy and very welcoming.

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this recommendation!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a very pleasant lunch with my son at this very welcoming small cafe. The service was great and every single dish we tasted was delicious. For every appetite there is a available dish. Hope you enjoy as much as we did.

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review, so happy that you had a lovely lunch with us.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our dinner here. We had the prawns, pizza and peri peri chicken; all were good. Staff was friendly and helpful. Decor helps make this a cozy spot, and it’s always a treat when the owner stops by to say hello and check on...More

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

So glad you enjoyed your dining experience with us and for noting the staff, what a pleasure to have served you.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There aren’t too many places in Simons town but this was a great find. Cozy little cafe, service was great and the food was delicious! Recommend booking for dinner as it’s small and we saw them turn a lot of people away

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

Thank you for lovely review! And its getting busier and busier, doing 2 seatings at dinner time now! So happy that you found us.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were spending the weekend with friends in Scarborough and decided to have lunch here one hot day. We chose a table outside in the shade. The place is unpretentious and has a nice ambiance. Our waiter was Trust and he was very good. The...More

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

That is always good to hear about our good service, we work at it non-stop! Trust is a great personality, glad he served you and that lunch was good for everyone.

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Response from haroldk27 | Reviewed this property |
The management have always been very obliging in accommodating our dietary deviations whenever requested. If you request that they grill or pan fry the Hake portion I am sure they would oblige!👍
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$20
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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