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The Sweetest Thing

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82 St Georges Street, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
08:00 - 17:00
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Simon's Town, South Africa
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took great pride in taking visitors to this coffee shop as we have been before and enjoyed ourselves. Not so this time. I did not get the quiche I ordered and hubby's hamburger was average. The guests ordered pastries which they did not rave about. A problem was that our hot orders took long enough that they had finished... More 

Thank DeeAndDon
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this cafe just for a coffee and cake, it was delicious! There is a lot of choice and the prices are reasonable. The staff are friendly and helpful. Plenty of seating, it was nice and quiet upstairs compared to downstairs.

Thank beachbrums
Cape Town, South Africa
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39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a quiet little venue that serves fresh cake and pastries. It is ideal for a morning or afternoon cuppa or a snack lunch. In historic centre of Simon's Town.

Thank davlorbrad
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must visit when your in Simon`s Town, its is a lovely place to get together with friend or loved once for coffee and something sweet to treat yourself with. I had one of there chocolate treats and it really was amazing and the presentation was great. staff are friendly and they always try and go the extra... More 

Thank Catherine V
Johannesburg, South Africa
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The pastry is so good. We had the scones, pecan pie, red velvet cupcake, passion fruit tart and apple nougat tart. They were all delicious but the apple nougat was our favourite! A must eat if you are in Simon's Town.

Thank Michelle L
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited for a coffee and we're tempted by the cakes. A huge selection and very delicious whilst reasonably priced too! Thoroughly recommended.

Thank Vicky J
Zululand, South Africa
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111 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Some of the nicest pastries we have eaten in a long time! The quality and freshness is superb and although it is considered fairly pricey, they are guaranteed to find the sweet spot. Wonderful aromas eminating from the doorway just draws you in from the street. This little shop is simple to find and is in the main street, serving... More 

Thank Gilly-bean0779
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 30 March 2017

The Sweetest Thing based in Simonstown has the best tarts in town. So when we spend the weekend as a little get away from the city we visit The Sweetest thing and buy their Glorious little sweet and savour tarts and quiches - very inventive with their use of ingredients. We generally buy quiches and tarts and take these home... More 

Thank T2571VHmaryb
Cape Town, South Africa
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113 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

We can't go through Simonstown without stopping at the Sweetest Thing for pastries..the sausage rolls dont even make it home! The breakfast is also recommened - especially the poached eggs on spinach and rosti..just yummy

Thank travellingnomad11
Vilnius, Lithuania
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482 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch following recommendation of our guide and were very please by quality of good. Freshly made quiches and mini burgers and delicious deserts. Would love to come back:

Thank Liu S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 82 St Georges Street, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Simon's Town
  • Phone Number: 0028-21-786-4200

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