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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%
Travellers talk about
“bouillabaisse” (22 reviews)
“pork belly” (24 reviews)
Open Now
8:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
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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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visiting SA, Simon’s Town was a welcome break from chains. However, during our 5 night stay we found that there was still a tendency to offer over-complicated dishes of questionable quality from enormously long menus, which the ubiquitous style of highly enthusiastic waiting staff just...More

Thank dubandabroad
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a very good dinner here, and service is great! Prices are very reasonable, and the winelist good.

Thank menv2018
Heleen M, Owner at The Lighthouse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you very much, so glad you enjoyed your dinner with us!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We always head to Simons Town early, to avoid the tourists at Boulders Beach, and we always visit the Lighthouse Cafe for breakfast. Great little spot, before you hit the penguins on the beach. Can’t recommend enough!

Thank N1ck_29
Heleen M, Owner at The Lighthouse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for lovely review and recommendation! We love our breakfast when the day is still fresh and quiet...

Reviewed 1 week ago

Itisessential to book to eat here in the evening, but well worth it. Homely,welcoming, deserves another visit and then another

Thank Barry C
Heleen M, Owner at The Lighthouse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Oh that's just lovely, thank you, we love it when our customers keep on coming back!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly staff, great atmosphere and they prepare perfect ribs! Easygoing, relaxed atmosphere, excellent service and a wonderful menu to choose from. The ribs are tender and tasty and we keep going back for more! The pizzas are also great.

Thank TJM65
Heleen M, Owner at The Lighthouse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

so sorry, i think you are confusing us with another restaurant, we don't serve ribs!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food Nice cosy resturant Service brilliant The owner made it so special. The place has that old day feeling

Thank Riana C
Heleen M, Owner at The Lighthouse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you, very nice review - Brett (my husband) is truly the best asset of our business, he loves people and loves food and it shows!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious meal and service was wonderful. Charming place! We stopped in without a reservation and waiter offered us a table but let us know they had a reservation 1.5 hours from our entrance. He was very courteous and saw to it we received a great...More

Thank mandyelise2015
Heleen M, Owner at The Lighthouse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

SO happy to hear you were so well taken care of, our staff are for sure above par! Thank you.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner at this restaurant during our visit in Simon's Town. Maybe our expectations were set to high because of its high ratings on Tripadvisor, but this was nothing special at all. The pizzas were made on a weird dough that wasn't crispy at...More

Thank Mr W
Heleen M, Owner at The Lighthouse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

What can I say, taste is always a subjective thing and one can't please everybody. What i can say though is that we definitely DO NOT make pizzas with a weird dough, we ONLY use biscuit-like base which is crispy and not doughy.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love going to The lighthouse Cafe as the food, service and atmosphere are always second to none. The welcome, whether you are a regular or a first time visitor, is warm and friendly with Brett going out of his way to make everyone feel...More

Thank TheLookoutSimonsTown
Heleen M, Owner at The Lighthouse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for this lovely review, it makes all the hard work, training, and investment of time worth the while! Brett is amazing beyond!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had breakfast at the lighthouse cafe - It was super busy, but the staff was very nice and the ambience in the cafe was great. the menu was creative with some really cool options. I had the banana bread with yoghurt, sirup, bananas and...More

Thank mepoettg
Heleen M, Owner at The Lighthouse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Yay, you had my favourite breakfast! Brett, my husband and owner is always there and loving the vibe of people enjoying the food and having a good time, is his thing!

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jacreesy
22 December 2017|
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Response from Heleen M | Property representative |
Hi there, i will make a booking for you on Wednesday 7.30pm with pleasure, please call the restaurant on 021 786 9000 with a contact number or if you need to communicate anything else as I am not on my laptop all the time... More
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jacreesy
19 December 2017|
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Response from Heleen M | Property representative |
Hi there David & Jacqui, we are unfortunately closed on 1 & January, re-opening on 3 Jan.
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onlyfivestarswilldo
2 November 2017|
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Response from Heleen M | Property representative |
So sorry, only saw this now! Of course we can do it, will use Soda water instead of Beer, just please ask your waitron to inform kitchen! Heleen, Owner
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$21
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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