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Cafe Paradiso Restaurant

110 Kloof Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 422 0403
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Mediterranean, European, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
110 Kloof Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rarely does one come after after wine and a full meal to hop online for a review but this place deserves high praise. We had delicious meals including yummy truffled mushrooms & good wine and perhaps the best Caesar salad ever. And yet the way...More

Thank Maggie M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate here 4 times in 6 days, partially due to proximity and some severe food allergies. The gnocchi was not my favourite (bit overcooked) but the steak and other pasta items were all quite good. Reasonable with a good wine selection. The best part though...More

Thank Stanima
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered a blue steak. The steak was perfect! Per. Fect. Service was outstanding. 5 stars. Very quaint, picturesque location with a beautiful view from the decks. Can't recommend this restaurant highly enough. Prolly best to book in advance. Was very busy the night we went....More

Thank Melbshuffler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place! Fresh food, very friendly staff, and ostrich! We ordered a glass of Shiraz and shared the soup d’jour which was zucchini potato purée—yummy and mellow. Then my husband had the pasta d’jour which was butternut squash sage butter pasta—delicious, and I...More

Thank juanitawells62
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a dinner and a breakfast here - the food was really great and the coffee was the best we had in the area

Thank Menkesa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love Cafe Paris in Reykjavik ! Pancakes excellent! Chicken Ballentine delicious! Staff friendly and efficient. It is expensive but with it. All restaurants I. Iceland are expensive !!!!!!

Thank Ksayville
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our last dinner in Cape Town was a nice meal at this cafe. We called for a same-day Friday evening reservation and they were able to accommodate us. We shared the vegetable antipasti platter and everything was delicious We split a main, which can sometimes...More

Thank travel-lms
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our hotel recommended to go to Paradiso. It was only our first night in Cape Town and we did not want to go that far for dinner. My wife, my parents and our 1,5 old had a wonderful night at Paradiso! Not only was Walcot's...More

Thank nelis84
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Eggs Benedict very good. Nice view of the mountain. Good service. They make their own pasta at the restaurant.

Thank DDR1234
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Surprisingly good- it doesn't look much as you walk in but actually it's very enjoyable. Good food, varied menu, friendly staff, In the busy Kloof Street area this restaurant is popular and has a great atmosphere. Good value Best to book

Thank JANDDBritinParis
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Brandy T
21 August 2016|
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Response from indy49erfan1 | Reviewed this property |
They had lots of kids activities inside. No reason to think that Sunday would be excluded, but don't know for sure.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 110 Kloof Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 422 0403
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Established by the inimitable Freda, Cafè Paradiso immediately set the bar for local cuisine and, from its inception, introduced us to a variety of dishes and ingredients seldom before experienced locally. Loving the idyllic setting and the warm ambience, Capetonians eagerly tucked into exotic and ‘foreign’ fare such as tzatziki, dolmades and babaganoush as well as the delicious country-style dishes which emanated from Paradiso’s bustling kitchens. Joined by three more formidable women, Laurille, Lynn and Mapula, Frieda and her team remained the heart of city trading with a lineage of values forming the foundation of this amazing establishment.
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