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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%
Travellers talk about
“lamb salad” (20 reviews)
“lemon meringue” (12 reviews)
“pizza” (50 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 22:00 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 3 days ago

Can sit in the garden and eat and drink looking at Table Mountain. Should cost a fortune but it doesn't. The food is good and the staff are efficient and friendly. Recommended

Thank adnyl444
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here after naively assuming we wouldn't need to book a table mid-week at nearby Black Sheep, and were so glad we were directed up the hill to Café Paradiso! Great food, wonderful wine, and cheerful, professional service. This was a business trip, but...More

Thank Catherpillar
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Cape Town on our honeymoon, and this was our favorite restaurant. The staff was impeccable, and the food was superb. The manager brought over complimentary champagne to celebrate our new marriage. Every element of the meal and the experience was perfection. This...More

Thank Scott G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Second Time Cape Town also meant a Second Time Cafe Paradiso for us. Fresh Food, Great atmosphere and very friendly staff. U Need to try the lemon meringue

Thank Swusen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here twice...loved it both times. The food and wine were delicious and the staff very engaging.

Thank 188Diane
Clement D, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Paradiso, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the lovely review 188Diane, Hope to see you soon :)

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We came in from the rain and were greeted with a smile and a warm fire. Mrs. M had the pear salad and I had chicken gyros. Both were quite good and reasonably priced. Mugo provided great service. We came here on the recommendation of...More

Thank MNM1011
Reviewed 4 September 2018

This is one of the few restaurants my wife and I ate at outside of the hotel. The atmosphere is family-friendly Bohemian. Kloof Street is a fun place, and this restaurant has a great vibe. The wait staff was attentive, considering that we went on...More

Thank brianwsmith2
Reviewed 14 August 2018

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 9 August 2018

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 ShaneC2294
Reviewed 2 August 2018 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 P5387DAaustins
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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
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
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
  • E-mail
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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