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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%
Travellers talk about
“lamb salad” (19 reviews)
“cupcakes” (15 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 22:00All hours
Mediterranean, European, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
110 Kloof Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 664 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've been to this place with the kids. Great family environment and very nice food. Great cappuccinos!

Thank Paolo M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Possibly the most tasty food I have eaten across the whole African continent. 'Home made' fair in which every dish was exceptional. The kids baking opportunities are a highlight. Excellent restaurant.

Thank PwilliamsPwilliams
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I visited this place, absolutely amazing. The service was good, the food was amazing. I had their fish of the day and a bottle of wine. The ambiance, the view, the menu, I was in awe. It's on the list of my...More

Thank Zeeyanda
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place was crowded even on a Monday evening although fortunately we had made a booking. This made the place a bit noisy. The staff are friendly but a bit rushed as there were a lot of people in the restaurant. The food is good...More

Thank Marilyn674
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Place was nice and comfy. Food was good but service from waiter a bit slow and argument broke out between barman and waiter while seated at restaurant which ruined the ambience. For kids i would recommend the activities they provide it fun to enjoy dining...More

Thank Adin C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Large portions. The gnocchi was almost too rich. My colleague loved his pork belly. The pilaf was lovely.

Thank Kirsten W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was tasty, my wife raved about her lamb salad. The kids can prepare their own cookies in a side kitchen and staff were very pleasant with our little rascals running riot. Quaint and easygoing

1  Thank DexMoore
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great meal for two families with 8 adults and teens. Ambiance was very cool with great carvings and artwork throughout. Staff was perfect. Food was all exceptional. We ate the Camembert as an app, and then loved the steaks (all three were amazing) and pastas....More

Thank Alex V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been going to Paradiso for years but but in the fist week of July we were shocked. It was a birthday celebration !!The attitude of the waitress was shocking . We needed to get up thrice during the evening to ask for service ....More

1  Thank 252dave
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Charming spot for a bite to eat. They have activities for kids in the kitchen which was a real plus. A little pricey and service was a little slow but would definitely go back.

1  Thank marshall_claudette
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
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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