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“Great spot for lunch”
Review of Monocle & Mermaid

Monocle & Mermaid
Ranked #4 of 39 Restaurants in Simon's Town
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Delicatessen
Description: We are a small bistro and espresso bar, we serve breakfast & lunch every day, & tapas & Cocktails every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night. Specialising in locally crafted gin, beer, coffee and burgers.
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Description: We are a small bistro and espresso bar, we serve breakfast & lunch every day, & tapas & Cocktails every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night. Specialising in locally crafted gin, beer, coffee and burgers.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 service

Thank kaapie62
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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

Thank Erica G
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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.

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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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Reviewed 1 October 2017

The interior is a feast for the eyes and mind alike! Eclectic, quirky, happy and interesting atmosphere, however it does not distract from an intimate experience with the ever present rich coffee aroma lingering.
Great menu and everything we had was wholesome, tasty and of generous portion size.
Staff and owner very friendly and welcoming.
No pretenses, just GOOD all round!

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1  Thank SharonHaussmann
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MonocleM, Manager at Monocle & Mermaid, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thanks Sharon, We are very happy that you enjoyed your experience at M&M, we hope to see you again!

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Reviewed 21 September 2017

My husband and I grabbed lunch here after our adventure out at Seal Island and it was quite good. It's a small place with the menu written on a chalkboard, but it was really tasty and not touristy at all.

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Thank Rebecca A
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