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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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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“lamb salad” (17 reviews)
“cupcakes” (14 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
110 Kloof Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Whether it's breakfast, lunch or dinner, the food is excellent. On a nice day the courtyard is stunning with a beautiful view of table mountain. My favourites - the chicken prawn risotto and the chocolate fondant.

Thank Kate J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my first time enjoying a proper meal at Cafe Paradiso; previous times, I only went there for a drink and a tiny nibble. For the life of me, I cannot remember what I ate as a main course (picture attached), but I believe...More

Thank Christiaan_Boonzaier
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had not been back at Paradiso for many years as I had moved away. Not much has changed as far as decor and seating. Gone are the buffet days when your plates were weighed and the food was fresh and innovative Mediterranean. There is...More

Thank Horst B
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Group of 6 of us dined for dinner. Very nice atmosphere inside, and service was great. Of the 6 of us, one had a so-so dinner, the rest of us were raving about it. The pork belly in particular was a favourite. Would recommend.

Thank Tom M
Reviewed 11 May 2017

I'm an Italian food lover so decided to try out Cafe Paradiso! Really loved it! The whole atmosphere and the food was amazing!

Thank Janna P
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

if you happen to be in cape town, don't miss the opportunity to eat out at the cafe paradiso. licated in a vibrant area of cape town, this place offers a terrace for eating out as well as a very nice indoor location. the ambiance...More

Thank matrut
Reviewed 3 May 2017

During five weeks in this country I have learned to love this meat but have had mixed success ordering it. My suggestion to someone unfamiliar with ostrich is to try it here as, for me at least, they set the gold standard. Service and ambiance...More

Thank Grandpa117
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

After long walk on long street found this place Quick bite , had a veg sandwich and a rose wine about R150 Ok sandwich , on kloof road , good view

Thank RParbhoo
Reviewed 29 April 2017 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....More

Thank ozis
Reviewed 28 April 2017 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...More

Thank Julia S
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Hi, Do they offer kids activities on Sundays too. Not great weather here today and I've got a cabin fever toddler, but mommy is hungry!
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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, 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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