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The Lighthouse Cafe Restaurant

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90 St Georges Street | Western Cape, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
+27 21 786 9000
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08:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Tue 08:30 - 16:00
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Always great food and great service. I rate their Mushroom Fillet as one of the best in Cape Town. Owners are amazing and so inviting.

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Thank Jennifer G
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We enjoyed this place very much. Friendly waitstaff and cozy vibe. The food was quite good. I had a tasty fish and chips (Jaime Oliver's recipe!) paired with a nice glass of white wine. Recommended.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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104 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The manager of our guesthouse suggested The Lighthouse Cafe for dinner on our first night in Simon's Town and we were tired and too unadventurous to do our own research so we happily showed up at the restaurant without a reservation and were lucky enough to get a table. We shared a delicious appetizer (focaccia), my partner had mussels, and... More 

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were a group of 4 adults and 3 children looking for a relaxed lunch on the way back from Cape Point. We were there early, around 12:00 so were fortunate enough to be in plenty of time to get some space. The service was attentive and personal and the food excellent, would certainly recommend.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Truly beyond expectations in every way. Service was excellent. Food was fantastic. Couldn't believe the quality of a filet of beef for only about $15 US!!! Quaint ambiance that would be lovely for a couple but also worked for us with a 5 yr old and 7 yr old. They even had pizza for our kids which was also great.

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Thank haiger2000
Heleen M, Owner at The Lighthouse Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for a lovely review, always makes us happy to know that our customers experience the best of what we offer. More 

Simon's Town, South Africa
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Only been at the Lighthouse twice, but hugely impressed. The ambiance is relaxing and natural. The waiters and staff are friendly while not overbearing. Breakfast and coffee very tasty and well prepared.

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Thank leonsteyn70
Heleen M, Owner at The Lighthouse Cafe, responded to this review

We so love when our customers keep on coming back, a huge thumbs up for us and our staff. Thank you! More 

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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For a good breakfast or brunch as you're driving around the cape, The Lighthouse Cafe is a great place to stop. 200m from the little cafe, you can find a guarded parking lot. The cafe offers a nicely varied menu depending on how big or small you want your breakfast/ brunch/ lunch to be. The food was nice and fresh.... More 

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

Oi, so sorry about the poached egg being not exactly right (we don't do boiled?) thank you for a very positive review. Heleen More 

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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Lighthouse Café is not a chain and feels very authentic in style and food. Everything feels and tastes at home and welcoming. You feel welcome and the people seem to be there because they want to serve you the best drinks and food, and provide you with that feeling that makes you happy to tip just a little bit... More 

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

Thank you! This is exactly how we want our customers to feel when they are in our restaurant, at home and happy! Heleen More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Light House Cafe is always a treat, especially for breakfast or dinner. The dishes are quite pricy but the food tastes good and the owners and staff are always around to help.

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

Thank you for a good review, we try and keep our prices lower than the markets around us as we always want to cater for our local customers whom we value very much, therefore we have very generous portions and make our food fresh so that people feel they are getting value for their money. Heleen More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a very enjoyable meal here, the 5 of us shared a meat and cheese platter to start, then a mix of pasta, chicken and fish mains...all very tasty and very well presented. Our waitress was charming and very helpful, nice wines.. Good work Lucy ;). Would definitely return.. Thanks for a lovely evening guys :)

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Thank bryn19682017
Heleen M, Owner at The Lighthouse Cafe, responded to this review

You are so very welcome! I always say you have to have dinner with us too if you enjoyed lunch or breakfast - the evenings are a different vibe, cosy and romantic, nice having you. Heleen More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$18
Cuisine
Italian, Cafe, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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
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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