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The Lighthouse Cafe

90 St Georges Street | Western Cape, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
+27 21 786 9000
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Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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CUISINES
Italian, Cafe, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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LOCATION
90 St Georges Street | Western Cape, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 486 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

The restaurant is lovely and light, with cute decorations. It's small so it doesnt get too noisy - which was important for my grandad who struggles to hear. I booked for a table of 6 to celebrate my dad's birthday and it really exceeded expectations....More

Thank CDunnell
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very tadty food. Very friendly and helpful service. We went there with the kidd for lunch. They arranged very flexible the kids meals. Ask for the Bouillabaisse. Very spicy and fresh! The cakes and desserts are fantastic! Good stop if you see the penguins near...More

Thank SPNbg
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had dinner here and then breakfast the following morning. The food was great, the service wonderful and the atmosphere cozy. We had a nice chat with the owner/chef, who went table to table to make sure everything was okay.

Thank abnlehavim
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Good menu and specials, quality was really great, service fast and efficient, the Pork Belly was outstanding.

Thank andrewe232
Heleen M, Owner at The Lighthouse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a good review, the Pork Belly must be the best in the West (no impartiality here!), we just cannot take it off the Specials Menu, the Star Anise Cinnamon Apples just make it next level...

Reviewed 1 week ago

Our party ordered quite a few different items, including salads, burgers and the daily fish special. Every dish was delicious, very fresh and flavorful. Our server was great as well, friendly and efficient. Would definitely return and recommend to others.

Thank rmcareer
Heleen M, Owner at The Lighthouse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much, it means a lot to us when everyone in a party is happy with their dishes, being here, feel they got value for their money and is happy with the service, that is all we aspire to achieve...

Reviewed 1 week ago

enjoyed a wonderful lunch here today with our close friends This restaurant will be a future favorite to definitely visit again when in Cape Town . Great vibe, great food ,great service . Compliments to owners who deserve a 5 star rating

Thank henkleenstra
Heleen M, Owner at The Lighthouse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

What a lovely review, thank you so much for this, we work very hard at getting it right and more importantly, keeping it so! Much appreciated.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great atmosphere and cool vibe in the place. Food was delicious and arrived quickly; would like to have had more time there!

Thank Graham M
Heleen M, Owner at The Lighthouse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Great, so good that you had a lovely time with us, thank you for taking the time to write a review, next time you must linger a bit!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely lunch here today. Staff were helpful and friendly, the portions were just so big! Had the lamb shank special, beautifully prepared.

Thank puldruk
Heleen M, Owner at The Lighthouse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for lovely review, oooh that Lamb Shank is something else, so happy you enjoyed your time with us.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have to say Simon's town has several cute cafes/ restaurants but this one is the best! We went before our visit to Boulder's and did not have lunch but menu looks delicious and the decor is very inviting.

Thank Cristina T
Heleen M, Owner at The Lighthouse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

JIP, I must agree! Thank you for taking time to write a nice review even if you didn't eat, much appreciated. Hope you stop next time for a good lunch.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful interior, nice service, absolutely delicious food...a must when you are around!! We just loved it ❤

Thank tanja2771969
Heleen M, Owner at The Lighthouse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

YAY! We also love our own burgers and those thick cut rustic chips! Thanks for taking the time to write a review.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 20
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:30 - 16:00
Monday
08:30 - 16:00
Tuesday
08:30 - 16:00
Wednesday
08:30 - 22:00
Thursday
08:30 - 22:00
Friday
08:30 - 22:00
Saturday
08:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 90 St Georges Street | Western Cape, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Simon's Town
  • Phone Number: +27 21 786 9000
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Description
The Lighthouse Café has a beautiful ambience; it is an inviting space, light & airy with a French Provençal and Coastal feel which makes one feel right at home.Together Brett and Heleen as owners, chef and hosts have truly created a “home from home” experience for their customers.
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