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Cafe Des Arts

7 Reservoir West Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 2952
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  • Excellent58%
  • 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 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for a bowl of chicken soup. This was served with two small vetkoek as a different twist. Good Cappuccino (just a pity it was served at the same time as the soup. Nonetheless it was still good! Hot chocolate was also good as per...More

Thank Fiona S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited for lunch and were warmly greeted. The main street can be overwhelmingly busy this is an oasis of calm. The salted cheesecake desert is a must. Coupled with a kids play ground where the 7 Year Old spent most of his time made...More

Thank Arranhare
Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

Anywhere else it would definitely not be value for money (but this is Franschhoek). We had wine, butternut soup and curry and only the wine was good. The waitress was someone to love, but the food was not inspiring at all.

Thank RudiBosbouer
Reviewed 27 May 2018

This was our final meal during a long weekend stay in Franschhoek and was chosen for the advertised fresh tuna. We both ordered this just seared. Sadly that was not the case for while the tuna was certainly tasty and tender the cooking went beyond...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

I find Franschhoek’s Main Road very busy, especially over a weekend and even-more-especially over the weekend of the Franschhoek Literary Festival, when the village gets overrun with (lovely) book lovers. Cafe Des Artes, situated down a little path off the Main Road is just far...More

Thank ShinyBriony
Reviewed 14 May 2018

Found ourselves staying over in Franschhoek this weekend, not having a dinner reservation we were not too sure as to what or where we would land up. Walking down the main road we came across a little unassuming sign for Café Des Arts. Walking down...More

Thank Grant V
Reviewed 30 April 2018

We found this place down a little path beside the library in Franschhoek. They have outside tables and its back from the main street so its actually a lovely quiet spot to sit and have a leisurely lunch coffee or glass of wine. The menu...More

Thank susieplum2017
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

We came to this cafe to try to escape the typical extravagant French style food found throughout Franschhoek. As such we had a burger and fried hake, both underwhelming, and chips which tasted like frozen fries warmed up in the oven. The cafe is well...More

Thank Francois v
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

My husband and I looked forward to having lunch at this lovely decorated restaurant. The ambience is great and spacious but the food was below average. We ordered beef burger with cheese and a hake and chips. The chips were really badly done and they...More

Thank Shirley W
Reviewed 25 April 2018

We decided last minute to go out for Sunday lunch and hadn't booked anywhere so decided as we always have a good meal at Café Des Art to go there as it's a minute walk from where we live. I tried the Duck LIver Parfait,...More

Thank Sharon S
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 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: 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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