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Cafe Des Arts

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

Always visited Cafe Des Arts when staying in Franschhoek. Its changed hands so not as relaxed feeling as before but still very nice. The food was very nice and the service was friendly. Prices have increased since the new owners arrived.

Thank Ilkleygirl
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there for breakfast but stayed longer than planned. Really nice place underneath the trees, in the shade. With a nice small playground for our 2 year old to play. Good service and very nice food!

Thank tedewe
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really wanted to like this place and was looking forward to a hearty breakfast, lovely place to sit and eat away from the hassle and bustle. Had heard good things about this place when we first moved to Franschhoek two years ago, thought it about...More

Thank Guenroc
Reviewed 1 week ago

Discovered this place walking around. A breath of fresh air. Good food. Awesome staff. The owner Lieben Vermeulen made sure to spend time with each table ensuring everyone was happy. And we were. VERY ! Will go back and send people there without any problem

Thank negroni68
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were looking for something off the main street and stumbled across Cafe Des Arts. Intrigued by the narrow path which seemed to lead to an area of tall trees we found a most wonderful place to eat. The staff & particularly the owner were...More

Thank KGStep
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an unplanned dinner on Saturday night and wow the food and service was great. Thanks Nancy for great service. Highly recommended.

Thank crisluce2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tranquility,great food,superb service and a hidden gem. We visited several times during our stay and found it a great secret for our South African Secrets guests and us. Definitely on the list to return next time we are in Franschhoek

Thank Paul R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to Cafe Des Arts 4 times in the past couple of months. The staff are friendly and welcoming, the setting is fabulous - tucked away from the main road, you can relax outdoors or indoors "far from the madding crowd". The French...More

Thank EvonUSA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enticed by the little alley, Cafe des Arts is tucked away from the main street. The decor of this place is very 'French', as befitting for this French 'corner' of South Africa. My tuna steak was cooked how I like it, seared on the outside...More

Thank KathmanduMazza
Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

We have eaten here before but did appreciate both the makeover and the fact that the attentive new owners retained the same friendly helpful staff. We think that the fish ( and we had tuna, yellow tail and cobb fish ) is as good as...More

Thank mttek70
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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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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