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Cafe Gannet

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Old Post Tree Square | 1 Market Street, Mossel Bay 6500, South Africa
+27 44 691 3738
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07:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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85 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Have been here often and absolutely love the vibe and feel of the Blue Oyster bar that leads from Cafe Gannet. Probably one of the most consistent and 'classy' dining and chill venues in Mossel Bay! Also had them help organise a 3-course meal to celebrate my parents anniversary and the staff are very helpful and professional.

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Thank John T
Randfontein
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Great restaurant. Delicious food. Good service. Great vibe! Loved every minute there. Will be back very soon.

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Thank Annezel O
Innsbruck, Austria, Europe
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Our dinner here was very nice. Staff was friendly and the food was great. With fresh fish and seafood. This restaurant was the most expensive place we ate at on our whole trip. The prices are not super expensive, just a bit steep compared to other places in South Africa.

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Thank surfingdude
Pongola, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Great food and service, definitely worth a visit 😬 we went here for a honeymoon dinner, they offer specialities for honeymooners or any celebrations 🎉. Ostrich espetada is a definite must have!!!

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Thank celize
Strand, South Africa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Very classy restaurant with the most awesome interior. This restaurant is a step above the others. The waiter is friendly and the fish was so fresh as if it was fatched earlier that day. Will recommend all to visit but due to high demand, rather book you table.

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Thank Nelmare C
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We often come to mossel bay and one of the must stops is definitely this restaurant in the heart of the town close to the Diaz Musuem and Post tree. The food is always stunning and the ambience and service levels are great. Good place for tourists to experience fine dining cusine of the area.

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Thank Carl R
Mossel Bay, South Africa
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

The worst pizza my wife and I ever had. The mushroom parcel starter was tasteless. The pizza bases shop bought frozen cheap nasty stuff. Come on people. I felt robbed and hungry when I left.

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Thank Nostferatu
GarethShippen, Owner at Cafe Gannet, responded to this review

Dear Nostferatu So sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your dining experience at the Cafe Gannet Restaurant. Our bases are rolled out fresh on order and we do not use any frozen bases as per your review. I personally refunded your pizza's on the evening, so i find it hard to believe that you felt that you were... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Cafe Gennet offers very good food, but for a local, you might have to spend a bit more. Seafood platter is a winner!

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Thank Apple S
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9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Charming restaurant with a nice view over the Indian Ocean. Very good food, especially the ostrich, I would highly recommend that one if you do not want fish. We had their sushi for starters and it was also very good. Got a really good impression of the restaurant but the service could have been a bit better although the food... More 

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Thank Sandra R
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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253 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has for a long time providing us with quality fish. An inventive menucard offers one a wide selection of meals of high quality and one can see it on the success. Fantastic position good service - what a pleasure

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Thank pzan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$22
Cuisine
Seafood, Sushi, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 22:00
Monday
07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 22:00
Thursday
07:00 - 22:00
Friday
07:00 - 22:00
Saturday
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Old Post Tree Square | 1 Market Street, Mossel Bay 6500, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Mossel Bay
  • Phone Number: +27 44 691 3738

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