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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 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
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

We went to celebrate my grandmother's 93rd birthday at Café Des Arts. We wanted to enjoy sandwiches, and drinks with the family and Café Des Arts was the perfect place to go to. The food was amazing, (I ordered chips, and they were lovely). My...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Tayytjie
Reviewed 22 June 2018 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

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Fiona S
Reviewed 17 June 2018 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

Date of visit: June 2018
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.

Date of visit: June 2018
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

Date of visit: May 2018
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

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank ShinyBriony
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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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