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Surf Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Shop 10 Beacon Isle Drive | Cnr Pharos and Beacon Isle Crescent, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
+27 44 533 6801
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Hermanus, South Africa
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My favourite food is definitely mexican and upon finding out this place serves mexican I had to come try it. I love the variety of mexican they serve and also for almost each dish you can choose between beef, chicken, beans or veg. I had the veg Nachos which was very interesting as i only know vegetarian style nachos with... More 

Thank RiesCor
Malaga, Spain
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253 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always one of our first port of calls when we return to Plett every January, as usual the Indonesian and Durban Curry were spot on along with the great service. Love this place, always friendly, good atmosphere and live music most nights.

Thank 450kate
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Live music! Good food! Super friendly service. Great drinks! Great location! It's a place to feel welcome and homey!!

Thank Caroline J
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

This is a really nice little bistro type restaurant wh oh was closely to our guesthouse. They offer a variety of dishes and good fresh seafood. I need to eat gluten free for medical reasons and they had several interesting options available on their menu. This impressed and surprised me as I did not find that to be the norm... More 

Thank damascusjockgirl
Johannesburg, South Africa
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35 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

This place is epic to work at or chill and have a beer with friends. It was really great to sit outside on the balcony and have lunch there, the food was amazing and reasonably priced. The staff were all friendly and everyone was in a good mood. I needed to do some work while I was there and the... More 

Thank DevonKrantz
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Great place to eat and drink and have a good time. At night a great place for entertainment. On the weekends a great place to hang out on a sunny afternoon. Thx to all the crew at surf cafe!

Thank Caroline J
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Distinguishable vibe coupled with a homey atmosphere and surroundings makes Surf Cafe the perfect spot to enjoy yourself and let loose. Friendly vibrant staff offer a unique dining experience. Always have a wide selection of drinks to choose from. Great Mexican and Indo dishes (mie goereng is fantastic) and generous portions. Keep finding myself here

Thank Ryan K
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31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We were very lucky to arrive here on the 1st Wednesday of the month when open mic night is held, very entertaining, nice food, good drinks, excellents atmosphere. great value for money!

Thank Marcela B
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

A great local bar to hang out with the locals and have drinks. Friendly staff and awesome vibe. A good time.

Thank Leigh-Ann H
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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80 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The Surf Cafe is on the 1st floor of the Beacon Isle shopping centre with tables inside and outside on the balcony. We often eat there and order the Mexican dishes and the food is always good, and well priced.

Thank TripAdviser747

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$9
Bar, International
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 10 Beacon Isle Drive | Cnr Pharos and Beacon Isle Crescent, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Plettenberg Bay
  • Phone Number: +27 44 533 6801
Surf Cafe perfectly blends together bar and restaurant to create a fantastically relaxed night out experience.
With our selection of nostalgic surf trips meals and friendly vibe we'll have you in that holiday mode in no time, perhaps that is why its such a popular spot for locals.
Regular Live music performances add to the occasion and we now offer free wifi for spending customers.
Surf Cafe is also a great spot to catch live sporting events on the big screen including live streaming broadcasts of the ASP word surfing tour.
Meals are simple, but good and priced to keep you coming back. "Good food, Great vibe, the place to be!"

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?