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Cafe Paradiso Restaurant

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110 Kloof Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 422 0403
10:00 - 15:00
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Sun 10:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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Hilcrest, Durban
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Came on the hottest day in Cape Town, tired from shopping but had to because my son would not let me. I was gobsmacked! The slow roasted lamb Salad sounded nice as described on the menu so we decided we will have it to share. WOW 100s on taste. I could have had it as a main. Having tasted how... More 

Thank ozis
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

After climbing lions head we were hungry and were dropped off at Cafe Paradiso for breakfast. It was a warm morning so we chose to sit in the shade. The waiter was accommodating and friendly. We both chose the rosti with scrambled egg, orange juice and coffee. The food was delicious in fact we chose to go back for breakfast... More 

Thank Julia S
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food at the Cafe Paradiso is very good. And it is definitely family friendly. The children can bake their own cupcakes and make their own pizza which I is a very original and fund idea. But lately the service we received was not good at all! Our waiter was so incredibly rude and that did not just happen once... More 

Thank Hjördis K
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here for a dinner after a long day of conference, this is a very layd back restaurant with a lovely atmosphere. The food and wine selection on the menu is outstanding. Service was very good and the food was cooked to perfection. Complements to the cheff.

Thank LeonDewald
Cape Town, South Africa
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The maitre'd placed me at the wrong table for 45 minutes and then offered some half hearted apology for her "mistake " and the manager was rude to me as if this was my fault. Very disappointed with the service and damage control...I left the restaurant without having supper. The staff ruined my evening with my guests from London. Very... More 

Thank Shafia M
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decide to go for lunch on Easter Sunday & we choose Cafe Paradiso. As you walk into this venue, you pick up a vibe that these guys know what they're doing, you just feel the buzz. Our next surprise arrived in the form of our waitress - Memory Chipfumbu, what a beautifully articulated lady. She dealt with the specials... More 

Thank Ferdie_Liebenberg
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47 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A party of 4, a beautiful day in March in Cape Town, an easy walk down the hill from our accommodation, outside seating with a nice view of Table Mountain. We combined that convenience with truffled mushrooms, linguini, chicken burgers, wine and beer, all for just over R100 per person. A very pleasant and satisfying interlude in a very pleasant... More 

Thank deburkins
Pretoria, South Africa
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70 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Making a long story short, in Paradiso you can have of Italian flavor by best price ever. Really, prices here are very, very accessible and in total there's good value for money!

Thank CORTE777
St Kilda, Australia
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75 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cafe Paradiso has a cosy and interesting atmosphere. The service is very good and the food is great. A good variety of local modern South African food and wine. The kids menu options were good too.

Thank Jane B
North Reading, Massachusetts
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81 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place had wonderful & wine choices. Excellent service as well. Eat outside if you can, but make a reservation as it's very busy!

Thank Kim W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$15
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?