Cafe Gannet Restaurant

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

Mossel Bay’s Seafood House

Location, location, location, is the big three in finding the right place to have the perfect meal in any part of the universe. The Café Gannet Restaurant and Blue Oyster Bar in Mossel Bay is just such a place and a must for those visiting the Southern Cape Coast and Garden Route. Sitting in the sun-kissed courtyard of the culinary benchmark Café Gannet Restaurant, situated in the historical part of downtown Mossel Bay, you may well think you are somewhere in the Mediterranean. Celebrating thirty years in existence, Café Gannet is housed in the historical Mossel Bay Ochre stores, and literally right next door to the expansive Bartholomeu Dias Maritime Museum, Old Granary and gardens, housing a life-size model of the wooden Caravel, used by Portuguese explorer Dias. Also present is the famous Post Office Tree, under an ancient Milkwood, established in 1500 by seafarer Joao da Nova in 1500.

So what’s on the menu?
Specializing in local and exotic seafood dishes, the delectable choices featuring on the Café Gannet menu is a delight to those with a taste for the finer things in life.
A varied a la carte menu, which includes pizza, salads, meat dishes, light lunches and Rainbow Cuisine (Sushi), makes Café Gannet a special venue for food lovers and critiques, and simply does not disappoint.

Blue Oyster Bar
With top-end wines, cocktails and a selection of Craft Gin and Beer available, the zesty and trendy Blue Oyster Bar, overlooking a silvery Indian Ocean and the distant Outeniqua Mountains, is where the local establishment find a spot of glitz and glamour.

Do we need to book?
Finding a table in Café Gannet will prove a tall order in season, and booking is essential.



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