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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 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

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Sharon S
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

A casual stroll to find a restaurant we were enticed into Cafe desArts by Ronald at the front. Very friendly & knowledgeable about the food, he enticed us in. From New Zealand we enjoyed trying new flavours Springbok Carpaccio, Slow roasted Kudu, kingclip (fabulous white...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Pru B
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

I went to Café Des Arts with my boyfriend, yesterday. I hadn't been there in months prior, due to never quite having time to explore Franschhoek itself (which is also my hometown). We went there just to sit down, and relax after both having rather...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Tayytjie
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

We found this hidden gem almost by mistake, walking across the library, which neighbors the place. The ambience is so romantic: with candles on the table, warm wind blowing (there are even blankets for the ladies who disagree) and brushing the trees above. The crew...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Galabra
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Beautiful restaurant, a sight for sore eyes! Great, great, great food with an amazing service: Staff are really nice and attentive! Price is attractive! We had tastefull sea food dishes and delicious desert!! Loved it!

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank priscillacampos290
Reviewed 10 April 2018

We were a party of 20 and every one enjoyed their meal immensely. A medium range of range of dishes but all delicious I Had Kudu Shank and it was excellent My wife enjoyed the Mushroom Risotto Others in the party had different dishes and...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank HaroldKimmel
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

2 years since we last ate at our favorite restaurant in Franschhoke. It's changed hands in this time but what an improvement. Brighter restaurant with a great selection of local art. The food was phenomenal and the service was spot on. We will be back...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Bovington-Smythe
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

This is the original hidden gem in Franschhoek. It is set back from the main road down a path that also takes you to the library but is so well camouflaged that I am sure many people walk past without even knowing it is there....More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank leslie1667
Reviewed 6 April 2018

We enjoyed an excellent dinner at the Cafe des arts in a very nice athmosphere (outside under the roof but close to the romantic yard). The food was very tasty and nicely arranged. Suprising and well chosen combination of flavours!!! Good value for money and...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank 357sandra
Reviewed 3 April 2018

Excellent light lunch meals with good ingredients. Large variety of meals to choose from with many of the dishes available as a starter portion or a main meal.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank NealWarren
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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, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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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