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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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Open Now
08:30 - 22:00 Hours
CUISINES
Italian, Cafe, Seafood, Mediterranean, 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 596 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

This little cafe' definitely has a winning formula; lovely decor, good food, friendly staff and presentation is obviously something they pride themselves in. Certainly a restaurant i would recommend!

Thank richandnadesbentley
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We found this place by coincidence on our way back from Cape Point during our holiday in Cape Town. The athmosphere of the restaurant is really pleasant, and the meals were absolutely delicious. I had the squid, a dish I usually eat everywhere where seafood...More

Thank Hajni B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a celebratory birthday dinner here last night and it was amazing from the second we walked in. The restaurant was warm and cosy and we were welcomed by our amazing waitron who was attentive without hovering. The food was out of the world....More

Thank Tabby Q
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed lunch here with my daughter. Thoroughly deserved it’s excellent reputation. ...Apparently TripAdvisor demands a longer review so I will add that both specials of the day were terrific (Mauritian Bouillabaisse and Kingklip).

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

You said enough! Thank you for taking the time to write a good review, really happy that you had a good lunch.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My besty and I had an early morning appointment in Simon’s Town so decided to have a nice brekkie before. A quick Google search suggested The Lighthouse Cafe. We had the delicious full house breakfast. Generous portions with creamy scrambled eggs. Yum. The staff were...More

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

So happy you were directed to us by Google! Hope to see you for a good lunch or dinner too..

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From the welcome to the wonderful warm ambiance to the delicious food - this describes The Lighthouse Cafe as always. The food is fresh, well presented, tastefully cooked and plentiful. The menu covers all plates and always offers daily specials. We have eaten there regularly...More

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

Thank you so much taking the time to write such a comprehensive overview of our restaurant and for coming back to visit again, that is surely the greatest compliment to us. Will pass on good vibes to Philip he certainly is great.

Reviewed 10 June 2018

We left CT over 3 years ago but when we needed a venue for my wife's 60th 'The Lighthouse' was our first choice. 25 people had a fab 3 course meal plus tea/coffee for R250 and EVERYONE raved about the food and decor! Many thanks...More

Thank MGM1954
Heleen M, Owner at The Lighthouse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

Thank you so much Mike & Hennette for choosing us to host your special day, it was SUCH a pleasure having you and your friends and as always we find it so gratifying that everyone was happy with their food and their experience in our...More

Reviewed 2 June 2018

We had a very nice time in this little restaurant, inspired by french style. The service is very nice and the food is very well cooked. Very tasty. We recommend it when staying in Simon's Town.

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

Thank you! We work very hard to achieve and maintain our level of service and standard of food, so always great to hear from our customers.

Reviewed 28 May 2018

We had a very good dinner in a very warm and cozy atmosphere,it was recommended by our host at the Boathouse

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

Aah, the Boathouse, beautiful guesthouse and good people! Always a pleasure to have their guests at our little cafe, so happy you had a good dinner.

Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

Stopped by for lunch after seeing as we drive past, excellent service and the food was brilliant - highly recommend for lunch.

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

Oh we love our casual lunch customers, they always find it such a surprise when they come into our world where we serve fresh food made from the heart with good service...

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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$20
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
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
  • 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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