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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 good27%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (2 reviews)
“sandwiches” (7 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (6 reviews)
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126 St Georges Street | Shop 1, St George's Building, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Thank Nicholas S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank Martina E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Great coffee, lovely staff, funky decor and an edgy ambience! I look forward to my next visit. I am yet to work my way through an interesting looking menu ...

Thank kirstenf672
Reviewed 9 April 2018

The staff is so friendly! The woman who took my order gave me a high five when I ordered, lol. I had a good vegan burger with fries and salad. They usually have vegan desserts but the chef was on a day off when I...More

Thank Itsmyturn48
Reviewed 19 February 2018

Planned on breakfast in Simon's Town unaware of the marathon this past Sunday and got caught in the terrible traffic but we pushed on and thank goodness we did because our reception at Monocle & Mermaid lifted our spirits. They were able to serve us...More

Thank Ninette T
Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

I like the decor, which is quirky. The sign above the door as you exit (Warning! No logic ahead) made me smile as did the caped superhero flying overhead. I’m sure there’s more to notice if you take the time to look. The staff were...More

Thank Sally S
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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
08:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
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 & Cocktails every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night. Specialising in locally crafted gin, beer, coffee and burgers & African cuisine.
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