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Monocle & Mermaid

126 St Georges Street | Shop 1, St George's Building, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
+27 21 786 1370
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (2 reviews)
“sandwiches” (7 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (6 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 17:00 Hours
Cafe, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
126 St Georges Street | Shop 1, St George's Building, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday

This place is amazing - quiet, great service and perfect food. Got lots of vegan options (do not miss the epic vegan french toast) If you stop in Simon's town for 1 night, make sure to go to lunch and breakfast!

Thank RotemN19
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food, friendly and accommodating staff, extensive menu to suit everyone. The food and drinks were fantastic - chorizo burger is its signature and would definitely recommend!

Thank m4r51
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A real find whilst driving back from cape of good hope. Very friendly staff and really excellent food.

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 13 August 2018

We came here 2 years ago (a long way from New Zealand) but we have just made a return visit as their coffee and carrot cake made a great impression on us back in 2016. This time we were staying in central Cape Town but...More

Thank BongoBickford
glenj900, Owner at Monocle & Mermaid, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Hi! We're so glad that you enjoyed your experience at Monocle & Mermaid and we hope that you come round again on your next trip to SA!

Reviewed 18 June 2018

good coffee, helpful staff. about the trendiest place in our scruffy little town. good food and a nice vibe

Thank Nicholas S
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

A nice little restaurant that we visited for a lunch. Very friendly personnel and a good iced mocha!

Thank Martina E
Reviewed 31 May 2018

service - amazing food - amazing cleanliness - amazing location - amazing value - amazing. Wifi quality - amazing. not much more to say about it here! Everything you need is great. The staff are friendly, chatty and always happy. the decor is quirky, cute...More

Thank joannegray
Reviewed 21 May 2018

Lovely venue, staff and food. We were there 6 of us at breakfast and they had no issues accommodating us. Good strong coffee.

Thank Grant C
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

We went twice, as we really enjoyed eating at this café while walking around in Simon’s Town. The food was lovely with very good service. Plus it has an excellent wifi, which can be a real plus for foreign travelers!

Thank Victor K
Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful find! The place is cosy and quirky with a nice menu, excellent food and coffee. Liquor license as well. Friendly service and great artworks on the wall. Will recommend and return.

Thank voyagersolo
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards
Open Hours
08:30 - 21:00
10:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 126 St Georges Street | Shop 1, St George's Building, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Simon's Town
  • Phone Number: +27 21 786 1370
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We are a small bistro and espresso bar, we serve breakfast & lunch every day, dinner & drinks every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night. Specialising in locally crafted gin, beer, coffee and burgers & African cuisine.
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