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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)
“pizza” (50 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 22:00 Hours
Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
110 Kloof Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed today

I stayed in a boutique hotel up the road and this was my go to place for lunch and dinner if I was in the area. Walkable distance. Service excellent. Must do the stuffed chicken. Didn't care for the springbok or ostrich.

Thank EVA H
Reviewed 5 days ago

Enjoyed it. Did not have the same dish as my friend, but a good evening overall. management just a little bit relaxed though.

1  Thank Shane C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great meal here with the family, 4 adults and 2 children. Our 5 year old particularly loved taking part in the projects. He was whisked into the kitchen to create his own Pizza and later on a cup cake. He can be...More

1  Thank Austin S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here first night on our first day of arriving at Cape Town. I had the ostrich carpaccio (excellent) and my husband had the pork belly/calamari appetizer (excellent). The pastas were just very, very heavy and thick. Wouldn't recommend if you are going for...More

Thank Deb L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sit outside and enjoy splendid views of iconic Table Mountain as you feast on authentic Italian cuisine. The pasta is handmade on site and made from the highest quality flour - gluten-free also available. The service is incredible and the food fresh - the waiters...More

1  Thank roeliens129
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoy the deck on a summer's day; snuggle inside on a winter's evening; Cafe Paradiso has it all, with great service, to boot.

1  Thank Janey B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Love this place. Very consistent on the service and food, and for kids. They can make their own pizzas and cakes Very cozy inside, and wonderful garden outside. highly recommended for lunch when you visit cape town.

1  Thank Jonathan T
Reviewed 30 June 2018

Food was excellent, they have pizza-making and cookie-baking fun for the young ones, and service was great!

1  Thank watershare
Reviewed 28 June 2018

We had a delicious lunch here. I had the sweet potato gnocchi which I found to be fantastic. The waiter recommended it (he told me it was the best dish on the menu) and he was spot on.

1  Thank jdtdvm
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

Our visit here proved that not everyone had the same idea of what is the right amount of something In a dish. We were not that Hungary so went with a starter/salad. Both were very good fresh ingredients but I was overwhelmed by the amount...More

1  Thank Malcolm D
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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, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 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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