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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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Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Closed Now
08:30 - 22:00All 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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1 - 10 of 497 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

We had lunch there after visiting the penguin colony. The restaurant is only 5 minutes by car from penguins. We found it on internet, we read the reviews and went there... it was great. Furnished with a lovely taste, friendly waiter with quick service. Mainly,...More

Thank Marco L
Heleen M, Owner at The Lighthouse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Fantastic, so glad you searched and found us on the internet and then took the time to write a lovely review!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Lighthouse is a gem. Ju had a lovely beetroot feta and apple salad. I went for the fish and chips, which was superb. Fresh flaky Jake with a lovely Jamie Oliver style batter and paprika chips. Big, tasty and inexpensive. Only improvement would have...More

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

Thank you for great review, so happy you enjoyed our Jamie's Fish 'n Chips!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a place the food was very good and service was excellent I had mussels in garlic and cream my usual dish had this in many countries and loved all of it. The wife had yellow fin and was cooked perfectly good wine and a...More

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

Happy to hear that your first eating experience in SA at The Lighthouse Cafe was great, can't beat that fresh, fresh Yellowtail Fish that we buy fresh off the boat at the Harbour!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A good place to stop for lunch. Chef's salad highly recommended. Nice decor and friendly staff. Cakes looked very tempting.

Thank KAW101
Heleen M, Owner at The Lighthouse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for good review, hope to see you again for our home baked cakes!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Luckily we had reserved a table, because the Lighthouse Cafe was full on a Saturday evening. A very quaint place, great service and excellent food. My daughters particularly recommend the homemade cinammon brownies. Lovely atmosphere.

Thank Familie_S100
Heleen M, Owner at The Lighthouse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So great to hear you enjoyed your time with us, that homemade cinnamon brownie is just decadent!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I live in England for 4 month and I have eaten quite a few Fish & Chip dishes, but never as good as at the Lighthouse Cafe in Simon's town. The batter was so tasty and the fish so moist, my mouth still waters just...More

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

What a wonderful review! Thank you so much, high praise indeed for our Jamie's Fish 'n Chips, our most popular dish and of course the Bouillabaisse is next level of goodness, great that you had both!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a delicious breakfast of polenta, bacon and egg. Service was excellent with a personal touch. The location is great with Simons town a nice place to visit a little off the beaten track.

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

We love it that people find us as we don't advertise, word of mouth, that's what works for us...thank you for good little review, much appreciated.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had breakfast here both days we were in town & loved it. The coffee was great, the service good & the view lovely. Feels like you're in your gran's parlour!

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

Yay! Glad to hear you felt at home with a good cuppa!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely break while walking between Simon's Town and Boulders Beach. Enjoyable and tasty lunch served by friendly staff. Owner stopped at the table to check how we were doing. Fish special was lovely.

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

Thank you for a lovely review, I must say we have the best staff and that Maruitian Bouillabaisse is a winner!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This lovely venue in Simon's Town is our favorite in Simon's Town as it always seems to deliver real good food and friendly efficient service.The menu is varied and caters for omnivores as well as vegetarians.The owner and skilled chef Brett is a great host...More

Thank haroldk27
Heleen M, Owner at The Lighthouse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

This makes my heart sing, thank you for a great review, it is the biggest compliment to us when our customers feel welcomed, at home and enjoying the food cooked from our hearts!

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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, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
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
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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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