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Reviewed 5 July 2022

What an amazing little coffee shop. Service was fast and could not have been more friendly. Coffee was excellent. Music was great. Atmosphere could not be beat. Location is perfect, mid block right in the heart of Simonstown. If you're coming through town, and maybe...you're stuck in traffic, parallel park and check this place out for sure. You will be glad you did.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 24 April 2022 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!

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 2 April 2022

Vegan burger that was ridiculously good. Rustic chips and the best onion rings. What an awesome experience. Great job owners and staff.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 25 February 2022

We popped into M&M for a burger and beer on a Friday night. It's a lovely spot with excellent friendly service and seriously delicious burgers. It seems they run regular specials, with Friday being beer, burger, and chips for R100 (bargain!). The burgers are great...- perfectly cooked, with delicious accompaniments, on a soft seeded bun. The service is so so friendly and helpful.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

We dropped into this place by coincidence when driving through Simons town. A place with very positive atmosphere and you can tell that the owner loves his coffee... We did too

Date of visit: November 2017
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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

If you like cool laid back coffee houses, then come here. Written up in The Coffee Route book, it won't disappoint. The staff are great and take pride in their place. We had a very good breakfast here. On the high street, so perfectly located.

Date of visit: October 2017
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

We had dinner at Monocle & Mermaid when we were travelling to Simon's town on a sunday evening . the cocktails and craft beers we good and they had a nice selection. The food we had was to a good standard and the service was...very friendly.More

Date of visit: October 2017
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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

The interior is very interesting! Much of the charm of this tiny restaurant/cafe lies in the decor. A colander on the ceiling has many wires running through it. Innovative for sure! The menu is on a blackboard - salads, sandwiches or wraps. Also a breakfast...menu. Ice cold beer on tap plus coffees. An interesting spot with friendly serviceMore

Date of visit: October 2017
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

We were just passing through Simons Town and since I rarely like to go to the same place twice, we tried out the place with the giant penguin outside the door! - The staff were super friendly and the service and food were great! #nobeesnocoffee

Date of visit: September 2017
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Great music, great coffee, great sandwiches, great staff, great WiFi. After my first visit I became a regular.

Date of visit: September 2017
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MonocleM, Owner at Monocle & Mermaid, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thank you Aden! Welcome to the family ☕☕☕

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Monocle & Mermaid is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5