Whether you are looking for a few sundowners by the beach, a light brunch on the harbour, the freshest fish and chips in the Cape, or a more intimate evening meal, Simon’s Town restaurants never disappoint.
The Meeting Place has a bright and breezy coffee shop and boutique downstairs with clean whitewashed furniture and walls and an array of stylish bric-a-brac for sale. Upstairs the restaurant boasts a comfortable balcony looking across the pretty main road to the harbour beyond. The menu has a zesty Mediterranean feel and there is a good selection of seafood and wine.
A little further down the road you will find The Sweetest Thing patisserie and bakery, which looks and smells like it has come on a direct flight from Paris, and whose irresistible cakes and pastries and fantastic breakfasts have deservedly helped it make the list of Cape Town’s top 100 places to eat out.
The harbour itself offers two of Simon’s Town’s longstanding favourites. Bertha’s is the place to be for a seafood lunch or a few afternoon drinks in the sun, and is as close to the water’s edge as you could possibly get without getting wet. You can expect to be serenaded by local troubadours and Marimba bands while you soak up the atmosphere. Just next door is the famous Salty Sea Dog fish and chips shop. Fish doesn’t come any fresher than this, and you can take your food away and walk down onto the pier and dangle your legs over the water as you eat.
Carrying on towards Cape Point, next to Boulders Beach penguin colony is Boulders Beach Restaurant with its local flavour and Indonesian flair for an unforgettable dining experience. Mind out for a penguin under your vehicle when leaving. Seaforth Restaurant at beautiful Seaforth Beach and Black Marlin at the former whaling station at Miller’s Point offer incredible sea views and are another great place for a few afternoon or early evening drinks.