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Cafe Des Arts

7 Reservoir West Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 2952
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tuna” (29 reviews)
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African, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
7 Reservoir West Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday

Tried Cafe' Des Arts for the first time after they have undergone their extensive renovations program. While we always liked their food, it started to look a bit shabby ... but that's all over. This has become a beautiful, light and friendly place. The garden...More

Thank AshbourneFranschhoek
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a little gem. Tucked away off the Main Street in Franschhoek and next to the library, it has recently been re-opened and we were so impressed by our salad lunch that we booked for dinner and were not disappointed. It is a lovely...More

Thank Media1994
Reviewed 4 days ago

Recently reopened and my wife and I enjoyed a great evening at Cade des Arts. The food and service were both excellent and the new owner and team very attentive. Highly recommended.

Thank steve w
Reviewed 22 September 2017

Based on a recommendation form a friend, I emailed a reservation request in August for a date in September. After a couple of weeks received a response from the owner apologising for the delay due to the restaurant refurbishment, however assured me that they looked...More

Thank Miles7000
Reviewed 29 August 2017

You avoid all the main road noise and traffic at this secluded and shaded venue. The food and service are of excellent quality and value, be it breakfast, lunch or supper. We've eaten there on numerous occasions and have never been disappointed.

Thank John1123
Reviewed 24 May 2017

We had a late breakfast here, outside as it was a fine morning. The menu board had several interesting sounding egg options. Description was better than reality, as mine was really bacon and eggs. Very good coffee, though.

Thank yycyycyyc
Reviewed 23 May 2017

I booked the restaurant months ago based on the previous reviews so that we would have something booked for dinner when we visited during the Franschhoek Literary festival. The restaurant was full and extremely noisy. We were placed at a table right next to the...More

Thank powpow2017
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

The embarrassed manageress showed us to our broken, unset wooden table in the drafty foyer. The table looked like it had been borrowed from the local picnic spot but had weathered rather badly. The back was loose and I was able to demonstrate an intact...More

Thank GrahamCE19l
Reviewed 8 May 2017

We go here a lot when we visit Franschhoek. Casual food but always tasty. Tuna with crushed potatoes and beurre blanc sauce is my favorite

Thank Jurgen M
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Recommended by our guest house host. Limited menu which is fine but then your expect food to be special for the price you pay. We've had better.

Thank penelope123465
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 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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