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Sea Gypsy Cafe

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Bar, Seafood
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Church Street, Mossel Bay 6500, South Africa
+27 44 690 5496
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09:00 - 23:30
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Hamburg, Germany
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Our waitress was really nice, the rest was awful. The fish was cold, the Steak was tough, the prawns were mealy and the seafood pasta contained exactly two!!!! Mussels and a tiny piece of fish. The manager was outrageous and the whole place smelled like a fryer on old oil. Worst place we have been to in whole South Africa.... More 

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Thank JNordbruch
George, South Africa
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2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Once "bitten" and you shall not be shy to return many times. Atmosphere is friendly and the staff puts you at ease right away. The food is delicious & tasty, as well as very affordable. I highly recommend this easy going restaurant.

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1 Thank Wallie46
Colin735, Owner at Sea Gypsy Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so very much. Regards Colin. More 

Great Brak River, South Africa
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

we have been here several times as our friends really like it,it is a bit rough and ready but you get what you pay for,the food is average.....a bit like a slightly up market fish and chip shop,the views of the bay are a real bonus

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Thank DrALHEATH
Colin735, Owner at Sea Gypsy Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you Colin. More 

Ladismith, South Africa
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love sitting outside, with the wind in our hair and our toes in the sand. Seagulls visit on the wall and the sea breeze catches the air every now and then. Love it!

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Thank Debi d
Colin735, Owner at Sea Gypsy Cafe, responded to this review

Great Thanks . Regards Colin. More 

Dana Bay, South Africa
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my go to place for seafood in Mossel Bay. If you want good value for money, with well cooked, fresh sea food, then this is the place. My favourite is the Ocean basket, which is calamari, hake and crumbed mushrooms, served with chips and tartar sauce.Great vibe. Situated alongside the harbour, and on the sea front with a... More 

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Thank maureenrrr
Colin735, Owner at Sea Gypsy Cafe, responded to this review

Wow great Thank you. Colin. More 

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120 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I assume we just got them on a bad day. Lots of hype from family about it being a great place to eat. Worst food I have ever had. We all had a bad meal - all 8 of us. The mussels sauce was lumpy and floury, the steak - hard pressed to call it that. The snails had a... More 

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1 Thank VacationTravelReview
Colin735, Owner at Sea Gypsy Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. Colin. More 

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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Linda our waiter was really helpful. She even offered me more oysters on the house... this is a first. Food was good and way to much for one person... this place is good after disappointing seafood at another restaurant previous night. For a nice relaxed visit looking at the sea do go here

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Thank Marius F
Colin735, Owner at Sea Gypsy Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you very much Colin. More 

Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Slow service with my meal resembling the bottom on the deep fat fryer.... Don't both with this place, if the front of house is anything to go by I dread to think what state the kitchens are in.

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Thank D H
Colin735, Owner at Sea Gypsy Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. Colin. More 

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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant truly sells value for money. The waiters are clued-up about the menu, the food is delicious and one feels like a real trawler while visiting.

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Thank Susanne B
Colin735, Owner at Sea Gypsy Cafe, responded to this review

Now that's what I like to hear. Thank you so much. Colin and Team. More 

Middelburg, South Africa
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Another restaurant that you MUST visit! Perfect view. Great food! Excellent atmosphere! Good service!

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Thank hannied2017
Colin735, Owner at Sea Gypsy Cafe, responded to this review

Wow Great Thank you. Colin. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 10
Cuisine
Bar, Seafood
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 23:30
Monday
09:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
09:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
09:00 - 23:30
Thursday
09:00 - 23:30
Friday
09:00 - 23:30
Saturday
09:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Church Street, Mossel Bay 6500, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Mossel Bay
  • Phone Number: +27 44 690 5496
Description
The Sea Gypsy Cafe is one of the most unique places that you will ever visit. We are situated on the water our oysters are hanging from a pole alive in the sea. We offer a warm friendly and welcoming experience. Great food good value. We offer not only seafood but also meats, chicken, vegetarian meals as well as burgers, toasties and pastas. Takeaways can be placed over the phone and delivered by delivery extreme. A shuttle service is also available if required at no extra cost to and from the shop.

Come and join us we are people that care. Hope to see you soon.

Kind regards Colin and Team.

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