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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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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 8 October 2018

Good menu selection, food nicely cooked and loved the original art on the walls. Had lunch one day & returned for dinner on a later day. A good place to go after a day of wine tastings.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank JessieO111
Reviewed 27 September 2018

We stumbled upon this hidden gem while walking up the street, it is set back from the main road and offers indoor as well as a super outdoor garden dining area, the fresh fish was really excellently prepared and the salads crisp , will definitely...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Ronald R
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Having lived in Franschhoek years ago we knew the library was down a leafy lane and when we saw the sign for Cafe des Arts pointing down the same lane we went to have a look. With the majority of the town's restaurants being right...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank JJBuirski
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Been there on a Saturday for breakfast. The place is really nice, the food super tasty, and the service very attent. Strongly recommend.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Michael M
Reviewed 12 September 2018

Café des Arts was recommended to us by regular visitors to Franschhoek and it did not disappoint. The menus changes daily and we delighted to find ostrich on the menu - a first for us. It was delicious and the accompanying vegetables were cooked to...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Sheena P
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Decided to see the snow in Franschhoek - after a freezing and energizing walk in the Mont Rochelle reserve, we were pretty hungry! Walked down an a lane along a stream which was littered with art pieces and was greeted but two young gents with...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Sophia M
Reviewed 13 August 2018

wonderful service from David.the food was amazing and affordable.hidden gem.my sunday breakfast spot.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank BabaO38
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Shocking Service. Breakfast was completely sub standard. Very unimpressed. Not worthy of a visit in my opinion. Overpriced

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank K1267HPmichaelr
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful evening. Good food, excellent service in a arty Ambiente. We can only recommend it.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank bernhardfk
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

This is a family favourite for us, we are always treated to the best service and really tasty food. There are plenty of vegetarian and gluten free options and the cheeseburger in particular is always a winner.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank christini l
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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, Child-friendly, Kids
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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