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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
08:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Tue 08:30 - 16:00
Wed - Sat 08:30 - 22:00
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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely little shabby chic café, nice food, we stopped for lunch, good service. Reasonable prices. The children loved the milkshakes!!

Thank Tun01
Beaufort, South Carolina
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188 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lucy our waitress was excellent and rest of staff was friendly as well. Nice variety of choices for breakfast which is when we were there. Dinner served Wed-Sat and reservations recommended. It's clean and orderly and the food is made to order. Variety of coffees including decaffs. Will give it a go for dinner one evening.

Simon's Town, South Africa
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You will have a pleasant time there. Small menu but well cooked at a reasonable price. Nice decor and good staff always help the evenning

Thank andymkennedy
Ramat Gan, Israel
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food, excellent coffee, staff is very nice, "can do" attitude towards all our requests (4 kids...). Thanks!

Thank signupmohayet
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279 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice location central in town, cosy retro interior. Very friendly and dedicated staff (Philip was great). Excellent food quality at very affordable rates. Just confirming this is top level in this place!

Thank Jannim1966
Bellville, South Africa
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121 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We met with family and had a wonderful time. Our waiter was very attentive and all food and drinks were spot on. The attention to good food made with love was evident. This was our second time and I will definitely return again. Highly recommended.

Thank Martin N
Cologne, Germany
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is delicious and outstanding!! Also the interiour is fascinating. Unfortunately, the service is worse. It took about an hour for calamari with salad and mussels, but to be honest its worth waiting for it. We waited also 15-20 minutes for the Bill.

Thank joooldi
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I liked the nice, relaxed ambience of the place and I loved the food. The calamari dish, served with chips and salad was good and the cheese cake was amazing.

Thank guiomarps
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I had breakfast and enjoyed a full house and an omelette for her. Beautiful setting in all and really enjoyed the music, our eggs were both over cooked and was very noticeable done too. Enjoyed the service and friendly atmosphere.

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

Oh I am so sorry to hear this, there is nothing WORSE than over cooked eggs! I wish you had said something to the staff so that they could whip it off your table and replace with really great eggs which we do. More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love Simons Town and as I have a yacht here I visit often. Came across this place by default as a place I wanted to visit had not yet opened. Beautiful and comfortable setting will really good menu. Service was quick and efficient. Particularly loved the little cost corner by the window with a view through the dockyard gate... More 

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

Thank you for great review, happy that you discovered us, I know, those little corners are just too lovely, glad you enjoyed our service and food. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$18
Italian, Cafe, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?