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The Sweetest Thing

82 St Georges Street, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good40%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pies” (19 reviews)
“quiche” (16 reviews)
“pastry” (11 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 am - 5:00 pmAll hours
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
82 St Georges Street, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 151 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very impressed with variety offered on the menu and thoroughly enjoyed our breakfasts. We visited a few times during our stay.

Thank wmarsden2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the best places in Simon's Town for tea and cake. I've slowly worked my way through most of the cakes but the carrot cake is my favourite. I can honestly say that I have eaten cake at every single café in...More

Thank Tracy D
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Just visited them again and had cheesecake and tea with my wife. Unfortunately the cheese cake had collapsed in the center. To hide this a thick layer of cream was added.the cream at the center of the cake was thicker than what the actual cheese...More

Thank HomerJ0
Reviewed 21 September 2017

We were looking for desert to bring back to the hotel and walked in with pretty low expectations, but were completely surprised. The Sweetest Thing is a true hidden gem with authentic French pastries as good as any we've had in Paris or New York....More

Thank Jeremy S
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

This is definitely the best morning stop for breakfast (Eggs Benedict w/smoked salmon) in Simons Town. The coffee is superb as well! Everything is good!

Thank AndyandAmy
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Well priced and delicious pastries. A hidden gem with legions of geriatric retiree fans. Highest ceilings in town 😁

Thank Dave G
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

What an amasing place....fabulous cafe with yummy food and great cofee. Great prices too. A must visit whe you are in Simons town.

Thank Barbaravaardt
Reviewed 20 June 2017

Stopped in for lunch during a tour of the area. Food was extremely good and very reasonably priced. Service was also very good

Thank seeking_direction
Reviewed 12 May 2017

We took great pride in taking visitors to this coffee shop as we have been before and enjoyed ourselves. Not so this time. I did not get the quiche I ordered and hubby's hamburger was average. The guests ordered pastries which they did not rave...More

Thank DeeAndDon
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Visited this cafe just for a coffee and cake, it was delicious! There is a lot of choice and the prices are reasonable. The staff are friendly and helpful. Plenty of seating, it was nice and quiet upstairs compared to downstairs.

Thank beachbrums
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 82 St Georges Street, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Simon's Town
  • Phone Number: 0028-21-786-4200
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