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Café Gannet Celebrates 35 Years – It’s all about the Journey!

09 September 2023

The legendary Café Gannet turns 35 years old this September.  The restaurant was founded in the spring of 1988 by hotelier JJ Moorcroft, who conceptualized the restaurant. From humble beginnings as a small establishment, seating 40 guests, it has grown to become a renowned Garden Route landmark.

The restaurant now seats 250 diners and encompasses the Legendary Blue Oyster Cocktail Bar and the Cape Saint Blaize Artisanal Distillery. JJ was joined by his children Jason & Moya.  The trio run the daily operations together, and with JJ at the helm they are always busy with new innovations to ensure guests leave having experienced a true taste of Mossel Bay and the hospitality of the town’s people.

”When I opened in 1988, I never thought in my wildest dreams, that 30 years later we would have touched so many people’s lives, or become such a successful endeavour. Thank you! Enjoy your meal and eat more fish!”

- JJ Moorcroft


Cafe Gannet Restaurant

Cafe Gannet Restaurant

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