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The Lighthouse Café (Simon’s Town)

5 Reviews
Burgers, Coffee, Light meals, Pizzas, Steak
Phone Number 0217869000 Opening Hours

Sunday to Tuesday 8.30am to 4pm (kitchen closes at 3.30pm); Wednesday to Saturday 8.30am to 10pm (kitchen closes at 9.30pm)

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Menu

Menu - The Lighthouse Cafe - Breakfast Menu - Updated in April 2018 The Lighthouse Cafe - Main Menu - Updated in April 2018 The Lighthouse Drinks Menu- Updated January 2018  

Details

Cost
R110 avg main meal
Food
Burgers, Coffee, Light meals, Pizzas, Steak
Corkage
R40
Cost
R110 avg main meal
Ambience
Coffee, Groups, Quick meals
Payment
Mastercard, Visa
Facilities
Accepts credit cards, Breakfast, Dinner, Dog-friendly, Food, Licensed, Lunch, Parking, Serves food, Takeaways

Location and contact

90 St Georges Street, Simon's Town, Cape Town

Critic's review

  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Food

Sam Linsell

Food

The Lighthouse Café is a popular bistro in Main Road Simonstown that is open throughout the day and evening. They specialise in seafood mainly sourced locally from Kalk Bay Harbour.

Their mussels Marinière, served in either a starter or main course portion, is cooked the traditional French way with garlic, white wine and cream. This delicious dish is served with either chips or ciabatta to mop up the sauce.

The menu is large and all bases are covered with their selection of pasta dishes, burgers, salads and crispy-based pizzas with generous toppings. Meat eaters won’t be dissapointed with the fillet and rump steaks served with a slection of sauces and peri-peri half chicken.

They offer a range of home-made cakes every day and the carrot cake is not to be missed.

Drinks
They have a large wine list and a good selection of drinks and cocktails.

Service
The service is friendly and attentive, with knowledgeable and established waiters.

Ambience
The small and quaint interior looks more like a cosy coffee shop.

(August 2017)

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User reviews

5 Reviews
    We almost have the same meals as they are consistently good, the burgers including the vegetarian burger are delicious, and so is the peri peri chicken. I also love the polenta breakfast. Great service and beautiful cozy space.
    As owner of The Lighthouse Cafe I am responding to the utter rubbish that was written in the review about the food poisoning. We served the same Yellowtail to 11 other customers (some of the guests from the SAME guest house she was staying at) that night and no one else got sick. She had an allergic reaction to the Mackerel family of fish which means Tuna, Yellowtail & Mackerel. When we called the owner of the guest house in the morning he said she was fine?? We are the no 1 restaurant in Simonstown and work incredibly hard to keep our reputation, therefore my rating of 5 stars as this is what we get from 95% of our reviewers. Heleen Marx
    I went to Lighthouse Cafe for dinner a few days ago. I ordered their famous bouillabaisse. A few hours later I was taken down by violent food poisoning. The guest house were I was staying had to call the paramedics, who in turn called the ambulance and I landed up in hospital. I really felt like I was dying. I believe that what had happened to me was something called scromboid poisoning. This occurs when Yellowtail fish are caught and get stressed - they release a histamine which is poisonous to humans. While this may not have been directly the fault of the restaurant it did happen to me at their establishment. I know that they knew about it because the guest house I was staying at called them. They say that they are aware of this danger and are very careful about where they purchase their Yellowtail from. The very least they could have done was offer to refund me and follow up on how I was doing. They did none of this. I would therefore not recommend this place to anyone. Now, 4 days later, I have still not completely recovered.
    First of many visits to come to this charming, little place. Staff and owner were very attentive although there was quite a delay between ordering drinks and receiving them, they were apologetic as they were at capacity. The calamari steak with chips and Greek salad was fantastic with the calamari being some of the most tender I've ever had the pleasure of biting into. The chips were cooked to perfection - crispy on the outside and fluffy in the centre with a light dusting of spices. Even the salad was impressive with a creamy feta and well cured black olives. To finish off, the carrot cake and red velvet cake were sampled. Both were amazing and highly recommended for the R25 charged.

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