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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 good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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09:00 - 22:00 Hours
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
7 Reservoir West Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We have been at Cafe des Arts 2 times in 3 days of staying in Franschhoek. After first evening we decided to have the Christmas lunch in the same place. Very cozy and beautiful terrace, like an oasis, good food, attentive service. We will be...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Catamaybe
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A little pathway off the main road takes you back to a garden setting with art displayed both inside and outside. We chose to sit outside which is more casual. My husband had a nice gazpacho soup with avocado, strawberries and tomato. Both the ostrich...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank lemur_chica
Reviewed 1 week ago

an oasis of joy in the middle of this busy village.. Cool / great art and most importantly lovely food and wine. Lieben and his team looked after us really well and we had a most enjoyable and very repeatable dinner... check it out ....you...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank davidin B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just off the main road in Franschhoek is hidden this lovely little café we popped in for breakfast well cooked and tasty and some lovely sculptures to look at while you wait.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank JGraham12
Reviewed 8 December 2018 via mobile

We visited here 2 ys ago and thought we would call back. We booked for dinner and had an amazing meal we both had ostrich not what we would usually choose bit it was really lovely. The staff were great and the wines nice and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank helenf5
Reviewed 5 December 2018

After being on the Wine tram all day, we wanted just a good meal nothing fancy, this just fitted the bill. Good service , varied menu.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank marklh
Reviewed 1 December 2018 via mobile

Or so she said. I had the wildebeast which was also excellent. A great place & possibly the best waitress ever. Really friendly. Highly recomend.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank jims86
Reviewed 28 November 2018 via mobile

Our favorite little spot is under the trees sipping tea and eating chips and having a good time. Well that's exactly what we did. The lovely staff came to personally great us and attended to us like royalty. I love Cafe des arts and I...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Tayytjie
Reviewed 26 November 2018

Just off the main drag, so a quiet peaceful venue for a relaxed lunch. I had a beautiful bottle of Sauvignon Blanc, which suited the very warm lunchtime.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank NigelStn
Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

My wonderful holiday to Franschhoek is now over and I'm back to the old hum drum just wishing I were again sitting in the lovely courtyard at Cafe Des Arts having a glass of Holden Manz Chenin Blanc. It was a perfect place to stop...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank robynarena
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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
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: 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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