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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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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
90 St Georges Street | Western Cape, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The cafe is rather deceiving from the outside. On approach I thought mmmm have I made the right choice to have breakfast with special friends. Open the door and it was WOW. The restaurant is elegantly furnished, loads of seating, clean and you get the...More

Thank AngelaSmith S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always nice to go back . Great ambience, great menu, great service. Always something special on the menu, fresh and modern.

Thank voyagersolo
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to this eatery last Friday with friends! What a beautiful dinner, from when we entered until we left! The service was great, the owner visited the table a few times, the food was so good! One really should take a night out to Simonstown...More

Thank Gerda W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

real nice casual place for a stop-over in Simon's Town on your way to the Cape. Stop for brakfast or just a coffee or a lunch sandwich. People are nice and helpful, all food items great and the spot just breaths the relaxed atmosphere

Thank Swallow64
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brett must surely be the friendliest host in Cape Town and it is always a pleasure to dine with him. His food is well prepared and tasty, without being over the top 5* fancy cuisine. Friendly staff adds to a lovely occasion eating there

Thank 849anton
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sitting there with my sister, my closest friend, was like being transported t to the waterfront on the French Riviera. I had the freshest plumpest and most delicious Mussels and she had a plate of scrumptious Basil, Chees and Bacon Tagliatelle Pasta. Their cheesecake is...More

Thank Larine G
Heleen M, Owner at The Lighthouse Cafe, responded to this review

ohmysoul what a lovely review, thank you so much, this is high praise indeed! There really is nothing better than good food, good ambiance and good service, I am so happy you had such a great time with your closest....

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The breakfast was excellent. Good cappuccino's, great eggs and bacon and the view was amazing. We sat outside on the quaint street in Simon's town and enjoyed people strolling by as we enjoyed our copious breakfast. Service was excellent.

Thank randelt2015
Heleen M, Owner at The Lighthouse Cafe, responded to this review

Yay, best meal of the day must be breakfast, lovely to hear it was all great and that you enjoyed the passing by trade...thank you for the review.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The lighthouse Cafe is fast becoming one of our favourites. Low key, clean, bright eatery in Simons Town. Service is always good, coffee is great, croissants fresh and chocolate cheesecake the best I have ever tasted. Just awesome. Cant wait to go back and try...More

Thank Jack S
Heleen M, Owner at The Lighthouse Cafe, responded to this review

oooh I love it when customers come back for more and find service, food and coffee still the same as the last time! You must come back for the Mussels, it is the best ever, cooked in the traditional French way....thank you for writing such...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Supper there for a friends birthday. Had the assorted starter board while we waited and that was so delicious and it came with a garlic pizza. Pesto was so tasty and the other ingredients almost made it a meal in itself. We shared muscles as...More

Thank markloves2eat
Heleen M, Owner at The Lighthouse Cafe, responded to this review

What a great review, and yes the Mauritian Bouillabaisse is certainly the best around, Brett (husband and owner) just loves his dinner service customers, they are always so gracious and happy with their meals, and it just makes him happy too!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Lighthouse Café came highly recommended so we tried it for breakfast on the way to Cape Point. It is cute and cosy and the service was excellent. The food wasn't great though. The three egg Spanish omelette was tasty but a bit thin and...More

Thank Chris W
Heleen M, Owner at The Lighthouse Cafe, responded to this review

I am so sorry about that Spanish Omelette, I have actually taken it off the menu now as it is the one thing in our Restaurant we can't get 100% right. Thank you for the feedback and good comments about our service and ambiance.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$19
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
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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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.