Brett & Heleen

The arrival of restaurateur Brett Rathbone and his wife Heleen has brought the sleepy naval enclave of Simon’s Town to life. Since The Lighthouse Café opened its doors on the 6th of January 2013, locals and foreigners alike have been thronging to eat at this light and character-filled eatery, where the only thing matching the fabulous food and décor is the warmth of the welcome from its hosts.

Heleen and Brett

Brett’s experience cooking in the south of France underpins his menu, with oodles of fresh fare bursting with flavour and style. He cooks everything from scratch and brings savoir-faire and style to this seaside haven where a passion for food and people imbues every meal.

The Lighthouse Café has a beautiful ambience; it is an inviting space, light & airy with a French Provençal and Coastal feel which makes one feel right at home and Heleen has created a space where customers love to spend time with a book or with friends and a frothy cappuccino coffee for breakfast, lingering and often taking their shoes off…

Together Brett and Heleen as owners and hosts have truly created a “home from home” experience for their customers.

Recent Reviews

"Go here!" - SilverMarvel
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"Fabulous hosts & great food!" - debbie_armet
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"The best kind of local dining." - Binty12
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"Superb and delightful." - STCC2013
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"The best little restaurant in Simonstown" - GuillaumeV
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"Excellent place for lunch" - Dave's_reviews
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"Great value, friendly service" - Norman P