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The Sweetest Thing

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82 St Georges Street, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 09:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 5 days ago NEW 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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99 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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476 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 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
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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1,029 reviews
329 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,146 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Our dive shop recommended this place for a quick bite. It looks like another cafe from the outside but boy does their food taste good. The quiches melt in your mouth and they were kid enough to add a small sale to our order. The coffee is divine. Service quick and friendly. We will be back for cakes!

Thank poleinahole1
West Sussex
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764 reviews
397 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 312 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

On our way to Boulders Beach so were early and wanted coffee. Whilst the restaurant looks dated, that is part of its retro charm, and we were greeted warmly and with efficiency. Our pastries were excellent, as was the coffee, and I wish that we had skipped breakfast at our hotel since the offerings here looked good.

Thank Skippy50
Hoedspruit, South Africa
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

My favourite coffee stop in Simon's Town. This unpretentious coffee shop with the most exquisite eats and treats is a Simon's Town gem! Friendly staff and freshness always guaranteed.

Thank SharonHaussmann
Hull England
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358 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

I always visit here when in Cape Town lately. The reason is it does the best Lamb and rosemary pie that i know anywhere in the world that i have visited. That should be sufficient information for you All ,just go and taste

Thank KeithGHullEngland

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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?