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Cafe Des Arts

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7 Reservoir West Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 2952
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Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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CUISINES
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
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LOCATION
7 Reservoir West Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I went to Café Des Arts with my boyfriend, yesterday. I hadn't been there in months prior, due to never quite having time to explore Franschhoek itself (which is also my hometown). We went there just to sit down, and relax after both having rather...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We found this hidden gem almost by mistake, walking across the library, which neighbors the place. The ambience is so romantic: with candles on the table, warm wind blowing (there are even blankets for the ladies who disagree) and brushing the trees above. The crew...More

Thank Galabra
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Beautiful restaurant, a sight for sore eyes! Great, great, great food with an amazing service: Staff are really nice and attentive! Price is attractive! We had tastefull sea food dishes and delicious desert!! Loved it!

Thank Priscilla C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a party of 20 and every one enjoyed their meal immensely. A medium range of range of dishes but all delicious I Had Kudu Shank and it was excellent My wife enjoyed the Mushroom Risotto Others in the party had different dishes and...More

Thank HaroldKimmel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

2 years since we last ate at our favorite restaurant in Franschhoke. It's changed hands in this time but what an improvement. Brighter restaurant with a great selection of local art. The food was phenomenal and the service was spot on. We will be back...More

Thank Bovington-Smythe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the original hidden gem in Franschhoek. It is set back from the main road down a path that also takes you to the library but is so well camouflaged that I am sure many people walk past without even knowing it is there....More

Thank leslie1667
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed an excellent dinner at the Cafe des arts in a very nice athmosphere (outside under the roof but close to the romantic yard). The food was very tasty and nicely arranged. Suprising and well chosen combination of flavours!!! Good value for money and...More

Thank 357sandra
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent light lunch meals with good ingredients. Large variety of meals to choose from with many of the dishes available as a starter portion or a main meal.

Thank NealWarren
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a gorgeous hidden gem! A little path from the main road takes you to this stunning Cafe under the trees. Lovely ambience and great friendly service. Nice food. Kids play area. Super coffee. Definitely worth a visit!

Thank sandravdo2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Informal restaurant with decent food choice and a nice atmosphere. We were there on an evening when a sudden thunderstorm meant diners had to be moved indoors from the courtyard. Friendly staff handled it quickly and efficiently.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 22:00
Thursday
09:00 - 22:00
Friday
09:00 - 22:00
Saturday
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Reservoir West Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
  • Phone Number: +27 21 876 2952
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Description
Based in the small village of Franschhoek in the Western Cape. Franschhoek is renowned world wide for Haut Cuisine and Fine Dining. Cafe des Arts is neither Haute Cuisine nor Fine Dining! Cafe des Arts is a simple, rustic, relaxed restaurant where all that matters is the food. There are no table cloths, no silver service and the food is from the pan to the plate. If you're lucky, you may even get some cutlery! -
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