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“Shocking experience”
Review of The Sweetest Thing

The Sweetest Thing
Ranked #1 of 1 Dessert in Simon's Town
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Shocking experience”
Reviewed 25 March 2013

Decided to impress my family and take them for a sweet experience to this highly rated establishment. 80% of the items on the menu was not available, the service was slow and the items that were available were barely average, can't understand what the fuss is about.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Andre H
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sweden
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136 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Lovely”
Reviewed 25 January 2013

My family and I love this place. Great place to pick up some well made croissants or pastries for breakfast. The tables at the back are a great place to enjoy their cooked breakfasts. It is also one of the few places in Simon's Town that is also busy in the winter when all the tourists leave.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank samuelwest
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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71 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Wonderful pastries”
Reviewed 23 January 2013

A true jewel in Simonstown. We had excellent coffee and the most delicious pastries. True French style patisserie. Highly recommended.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank skelos
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Simon's Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best coffee and cakes in Town.”
Reviewed 10 January 2013

We love to go here. Every day freshly baked cakes pastries. My absolute favourite is the eclairs. O yes I must put af least 50 caracters here... The danish pastries are also delicious. I hope I made it to 50 now.

Visited January 2013
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Thank cheriton-simonstown
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valencia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“delicious! lovely little cafe with superbe pastries”
Reviewed 9 January 2013

a wonderful little cafe, with excellent little cakes and pastries. my favourite place for breakfast in simon's town, point none. don't miss their delicious 'pear and frangipane' pastry with a good chococcino :) but any pastry at Sweetest Thing is seriously good.
there's plenty of locals at this cafe, and they have a small inner courtyard, close to the kitchen but away from the street, that is just perfect for relaxing and reading.
they have some good veggie pies too, for a takeaway lunch on the way to cape point, but i'd rather suggest you to have a fantastic brekkie here at Sweetest Thing and then stop for a butter tea and a good vegan dinner at another lovely place, Sophea's Tibetan Teahouse, on the other end of the main road, closer to Boulder beach and the golf club.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank marco d
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