Cafe Gannet Restaurant

  • Mossel Bay, Western Cape
  • Breakfast, Grills, International, Italian, Light Meals, Pizza, Seafood, Sushi
  • Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch

a great treat, which will please the most discerning palate!

The Café Gannet is Mossel Bay’s Seafood House. Operating since 1988. Our aim is to provide the finest, fresh, sustainable seafood that our local coastline has to offer. The chef hand selects fish from the harbour 6 days a week. 

Although we specialize in seafood our menu is varied, offering vegetarian options, meaty dishes – including local Ostrich, pizzas, sushi and homemade ice creams; ensuring that there is something for everyone.  The Café Gannet’s wine list features more than 50 fine local wines and a large selection of imported whiskeys and cognacs, as well as local pot still brandies. These can be enjoyed over dinner or at our Blue Oyster Cocktail Bar, overlooking Santos beach and the Mossel Bay coastline.
We also have a kiddies menu for our little guests, as well as a jumping castle over weekends and holidays. There is a giant post box where visitors can take photographs and post a letter or postcard to a loved one, to tell them how you have fallen in love with Mossel Bay.

Private Dining Room

The Private Dining Area at the Cafe Gannet caters for private meals for smaller groups, but is also ideal for use as a venue for presentations, conference breakaway, interviews and training sessions



The Ochre Venue can accommodate up to 100 guests for wedding and banquets, and is ideally located, with many beautiful and quaint places of worship within a short distance of the venue. Ceremonies on Santos Beach can also be arranged.

Menu can be buffet or plated, and tailored to suit your needs. Please contact us for information on booking this stunning venue



The Ochre Conference Centre (aptly named after the Ochre Barn, as one of the earliest permanent buildings in Mossel Bay), is part of the Dias Museum Complex. The Ochre Conference Centre has direct access to Market Street, with plenty of parking and very centrally situated to the CBD, Harbor and Yacht Club, Dias Museum and Santos Beach (ideal for teambuilding activities). This conference venue steeped with history, has been built and refurbished with the highest of standards being awarded four stars by the Tourism.

Our Must Try Meals!

  • Our FAMOUS Seafood Casserole

    Our original and much loved casserole. Squid, prawns, mussels, line fish, mushrooms& half crayfish. Cooked in creamy garlic, white wine & herb sauce. Served with sushi rice balls

  • Seafood Curry

    Line fish, mussels, prawns & calamari in a creamy coconut curry sauce. Served on a bed of rice noodles & topped with flaked almonds

  • Spiced Sesame Crusted Tuna Steak

    Tuna dusted in seven spices & sesame seeds, seared and served on rice noodles covered in a sesame, ginger & soy dressing

  • Local Ostrich Fillet

    With caramelized onions &port soaked apricots. Served with mashed potatoes & wholegrain mustard & honey sauce

  • Smoking Salmon Pizza

    Smoked salmon, spring onion, capers, wasabi mayonnaise & tsume sauce {no tomato base}


Group Capacity : 100+ People Cost Per Head : R125+

  • Cuisine : Breakfast, Grills, International, Italian, Light Meals, Pizza, Seafood, Sushi
  • Ambience : Business, Family, Fireplace, Relaxed, Romantic
  • Dress : Smart/Casual, Casual
  • Functions
  • Outside Area
    Outside Area
  • Cocktails
  • Cellar
  • Private Dining
    Private Dining
  • Weddings
  • Conferencing
  • Aircondition
  • Place of Interest
    Place of Interest
  • Accommodation

Credit Cards Accepted

  • AMEX
  • Diners Club
    Diners Club
  • Debit Card
    Debit Card
  • VISA
  • Mastercard


1 Market Street, Mossel Bay