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The Lighthouse Cafe

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90 St Georges Street | Western Cape, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
+27 21 786 9000
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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08:30 - 22:00 Hours
Italian, Cafe, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
90 St Georges Street | Western Cape, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

After reading reviews on TripAdvisor, this busy little cafe on the Main Road was our choice for a casual Sunday lunch. The food was great. My daughter and I had the calamari, and we both agreed it was superb! It doesn’t have the views of...More

Thank Invergara2013
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

When locals are willing to share where there first choice to eat feel privileged. Great place to eat with excellent service. Menu consists of everyone's favourite dishes made consistently well.

Thank luanap6
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Cozy and nice place, great breakfast, great dinner, great dessert... friendly staff and nice atmosphere

Thank Bika M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us ate here for a brunch meal. The food was good when it arrived but that was after waiting 1 hour after ordering, just not acceptable.

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

I completely agree and this is just too upsetting to even read, we don't operate like this and there is no excuse. I wish I had known when you had your meal with us?

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best fish & chip I've ever had. We also order a hamburger, was just avarage. We didn't like the coffee and the chocolate cake. The staff was nice. We highly recommend for the fish & chips.

Thank SilviaKihara
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here after our museum visit for a quick lunch. My partner had a brie and bacon ciabatta and I had the vegetarian lasagne. Both freshly made. We treated ourselves to one of the best malva puds we ever tasted with ice cream. Pleasant service...More

Thank christel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great lunch at this quaint cafe on the main drag of Simon’s Town. Kids loved their pizza and pasta and we devoured our moules mariniere and salads. Great stop when visiting the penguins and Boulders Beach.

Thank Cerrj
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

thats simply the truth! a very nice place, excellent coffee and the omelette was great. nice staff as well!

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

Thank you, love it!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Found this place by accident and it is no wonder it hits number one for restaurants in Simon’s Town! A fact I found out afterwards!! Small but excellent. Food and service were excellent. Would book in advance as they seem to be constantly booked up....More

Thank Victoria W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took two friends for dinner here. We all chose different courses and all were in agreement the food was fantastic. The malva pudding was a big hit for desset as was the large Affogato coffee to finish off. This is a small initmate restaurant with...More

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Questions & Answers
22 December 2017|
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
19 December 2017|
Response from Heleen M | Property representative |
Hi there David & Jacqui, we are unfortunately closed on 1 & January, re-opening on 3 Jan.
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$21
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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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