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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, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
90 St Georges Street | Western Cape, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 465 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Loved the setting of the cafe which had a very frenchie feel. Amazing host and outstand food. Very well presented and delicious.

Thank Urvashi K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a lovely dinner tonight. The ambiance and service is really nice. The brownie desert is delicious. All prices are good.

Thank mauddjee
Heleen M, Owner at The Lighthouse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Lovely to hear you enjoyed a great dinner, oh yes, I agree, that choc brownie is so sticky and cinnamony, it's a treat!

Reviewed 1 week ago

This evenings impromptu evening out to this charming little restaurant in Simonstown was a pleasant surprise with excellent food and reasonable pricing and AWESOME service from the friendly and helpful PHILLIP. My Chicken Pie with extra chips and side salad was impeccable ... as good...More

Thank spotpro
Heleen M, Owner at The Lighthouse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Oh my word what a great review! I will pass on your compliments to Philip, he is a STAR waiter. We really appreciate such comprehensive feedback, I love the Veg Lasagne even though it is rather big and can never finish it, but agreed that...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Of all the restaurants in Simon’s Town, and there are many, we really enjoyed The Lighthouse. In fact, we ended up eating there several times both for breakfast and mid-day lunch/dinner. They had THE BEST chicken livers; it’s a starter but large enough portion for...More

Thank Rose h
Heleen M, Owner at The Lighthouse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I agree with you about the Chicken Livers, I always say to Brett (husband / chef) he makes the BEST Chicken Livers I ever ate! Thank you complimenting us by coming back several times, that is the best ever recommendation. Heleen

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to have lunch at The Lighthouse Cafe on a cold and thankfully rainy day here in Simons Town. As we had an early start, we wanted an early lunch and lunch can be ordered from 11h30. The interior was delightfully shabby chic with...More

Thank LollipopLeggs
Heleen M, Owner at The Lighthouse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I must say that I am very upset by this review - I am a clean freak and my staff have a tough time as I pick up a speck of dirt no one can see. We clean the kitchen after every lunch service and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't have a reservation and were lucky enough to get a table on this cold rainy night. My husband had a Marseilles inspired bouillabaisse - but the owner made it more of a stew than soup. I had pork belly - cooked for 4...More

Thank dandelion2
Heleen M, Owner at The Lighthouse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Well you certainly chose the best dishes! My husband learnt the Mauritian Bouillabaisse recipe from a French Mauritian Chef/friend and it is a stunning dish and we are very proud of our Pork Belly, cannot take it off the Specials Board!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was our favorite in Simons Town. It is quaint and cute. A great place for a romantic dinner. The food was scrumptious! The service impeccable! The owner stopped by not just out table, but every table t o ensure everything was up to...More

Thank jfoad
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The cafe is rather deceiving from the outside. On approach I thought mmmm have I made the right choice to have breakfast with special friends. Open the door and it was WOW. The restaurant is elegantly furnished, loads of seating, clean and you get the...More

Thank AngelaSmith S
Heleen M, Owner at The Lighthouse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

What a lovely, lovely review! We are indeed passionate about our coffee, food, service AND customers and it really is appreciated when noticed. Thank you, Heleen

Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Always nice to go back . Great ambience, great menu, great service. Always something special on the menu, fresh and modern.

Thank voyagersolo
Heleen M, Owner at The Lighthouse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Always great to see customers coming back, no greater compliment than that! Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Heleen

Reviewed 17 May 2017

Went to this eatery last Friday with friends! What a beautiful dinner, from when we entered until we left! The service was great, the owner visited the table a few times, the food was so good! One really should take a night out to Simonstown...More

Thank Gerda W
Heleen M, Owner at The Lighthouse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We love to hear good things all round, especially if you've taken a drive out to visit us. Thank you for recommendation. Heleen

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$19
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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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