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Cafe Paradiso

110 Kloof Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 422 0403
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good37%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“lamb salad” (20 reviews)
“cupcakes” (20 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 22:00All hours
Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
110 Kloof Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This owner is a crook. He tells the staff not to serve tap water, only bottled water. That’s seriously wrong. Not only is he ripping us off, but it also makes visitors question how safe Cape Town is to visit.

Thank Andy R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Taking up a lovely corner on Kloof street, cafe paradiso has stunning views of table mountain and a cosy feel inside. Hearty and tasty food across the board - we were not disappointed!

Thank venicethemenace
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wine was warm on arrival and when told all the waiter all asked was should he pour it. Food was only warm and looked like it had been kept warm too long. When the plates where sent back still half eaten nobody queried or asked...More

Thank Hov176
Reviewed 1 week ago

Do yourself a favour and come here for a meal. We were a party of 7 adults and 2 kids. The kids went to the "Kids Kitchen" to make their own pizza and dessert. What an awesome idea, the kids are entertained and learning whilst...More

Thank Bruce L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had lunch here on a weekday. We arrived without a reservation which was no problem. Very pleasant atmosphere with indoor and outdoor seating. Service more than adequate. Delicious food - both our fish and steak main courses were of execellent quality. Fusion kitchen in...More

1  Thank Jan Q
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i have been a constant visitor to this well known Kloof street eatery for years. its wonderful sitting in the garden, the menu is good and the staff are excellent, but during a more recent visit here noticed that my lamb and aubergine salad was...More

1  Thank 52Shelley52
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The best Gorgonzola, marinated pear and walnut salad I have ever tasted, not to mention the lamb salad my other half had! Steak with chilli chocolate sauce, sounds weird, it was amazing! Great service and lovely environment.We would definitely recommend.

1  Thank byrondot
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

During our last stay in Dec17/Jan18 we visited the restaurant 3 times. We always very absolutely satisfied with the perfect service. The food was amazing (very high quality) and the prices are lower than you would expect. We are looking for our next visit in...More

1  Thank Stefan K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lunch here last week was very good. I choose the signature chocolate chilli steak, which was as good as I remember it when I first had it at Madame Zingara (part of the same group) in 2004! Service was attentive and friendly, and it's very...More

1  Thank Tony M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went the because our hosts recommend the place. We had a really good dinner (pasta and hake) on the beautiful terrace.

Thank husomahu
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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, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
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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