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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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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Cafe, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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90 St Georges Street | Western Cape, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by for lunch after seeing as we drive past, excellent service and the food was brilliant - highly recommend for lunch.

Thank Ian B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very quaint place to come ! This is our second visit and it didn’t fail to disappoint ! I booked a table in advance for 9 of us (even though they didn’t allow booking tables but it was for a special occasion...More

Thank Ross G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well prepared and presented light meals, great cakes, friendly efficient service, light, bright decor.

Thank Karoobaby
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As a family we had lunch. Everything was good and the staff were very friendly and helpful. Nice ambiance in a very smart setting.

Thank Margaret W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After reading reviews on TripAdvisor, this busy little cafe on the Main Road was our choice for a casual Sunday lunch. The food was great. My daughter and I had the calamari, and we both agreed it was superb! It doesn’t have the views of...More

Thank Invergara2013
Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

When locals are willing to share where there first choice to eat feel privileged. Great place to eat with excellent service. Menu consists of everyone's favourite dishes made consistently well.

Thank luanap6
Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

Cozy and nice place, great breakfast, great dinner, great dessert... friendly staff and nice atmosphere

Thank Bika M
Reviewed 14 April 2018

Four of us ate here for a brunch meal. The food was good when it arrived but that was after waiting 1 hour after ordering, just not acceptable.

Thank suesteel
Heleen M, Owner at The Lighthouse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2018

I completely agree and this is just too upsetting to even read, we don't operate like this and there is no excuse. I wish I had known when you had your meal with us?

Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

Best fish & chip I've ever had. We also order a hamburger, was just avarage. We didn't like the coffee and the chocolate cake. The staff was nice. We highly recommend for the fish & chips.

Thank SilviaKihara
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Stopped here after our museum visit for a quick lunch. My partner had a brie and bacon ciabatta and I had the vegetarian lasagne. Both freshly made. We treated ourselves to one of the best malva puds we ever tasted with ice cream. Pleasant service...More

Thank christel
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Questions & Answers
22 December 2017|
Response from Heleen M | Property representative |
Hi there, i will make a booking for you on Wednesday 7.30pm with pleasure, please call the restaurant on 021 786 9000 with a contact number or if you need to communicate anything else as I am not on my laptop all the time... More
19 December 2017|
Response from Heleen M | Property representative |
Hi there David & Jacqui, we are unfortunately closed on 1 & January, re-opening on 3 Jan.
2 November 2017|
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Response from Heleen M | Property representative |
So sorry, only saw this now! Of course we can do it, will use Soda water instead of Beer, just please ask your waitron to inform kitchen! Heleen, Owner
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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