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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 April 2018 via mobile

What a gorgeous hidden gem! A little path from the main road takes you to this stunning Cafe under the trees. Lovely ambience and great friendly service. Nice food. Kids play area. Super coffee. Definitely worth a visit!

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank sandravdo2017
Reviewed 29 March 2018

Informal restaurant with decent food choice and a nice atmosphere. We were there on an evening when a sudden thunderstorm meant diners had to be moved indoors from the courtyard. Friendly staff handled it quickly and efficiently.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank AMD1000
Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

It would be quite easy to walk past the entrance to this restaurant tucked away down a path off the main road. However we were engaged in conversation by Ronald, who convinced us to walk down and take a look. We were pleased that we...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank stephenhZ9044VS
Reviewed 27 March 2018

Cafe des Arts is located a bit back from the main highway through Franschhoek so it could be easy to miss. However the entrance walkway is on the main street so easy to find if you are looking for it. The restaurant has both outdoor...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank windswept361
Reviewed 20 March 2018

Down a little path off the main street and easy to miss. Nice outdoor location. Had a glass of wine, avo & chicken burger and asian salmon. Lovely lunch

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank David M
Reviewed 19 March 2018

Our dinner was great, the wine selection enhanced it, and we paid was the equivalent of $45 US for two dinners with wine, cappuccino, etc. Service was friendly and effective. I would go back. Some people say it is hard to find, but we had...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank WaterEnthusiasts
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Nice restaurant in the center of town and good for a change from the wineries. The service is excellent as is the food.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Katrijn_Jeroen
Reviewed 14 March 2018

We've been recommending our guests to go for a meal as we've heard it's really good. Then decided we should also try it for ourselves as everyone is very happy with the food and service. Been back 3 times since and not once a bad...More

Date of visit: March 2018
1  Thank Sharon S
Reviewed 5 March 2018

This was our sixth evening meal in South Africa and by some distance the worst. The only reason that I give this 2 Stars was the service, the food was 1 star. To start we both had pate, a mediocre slice arrived with a small...More

Date of visit: March 2018
2  Thank wisborough1
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Had a great evening here and lovely food, I had the Ostrich. However the night we went was very busy and a problem in the kitchen meant there was a very long wait for any food. The waiters were very apologetic and it was nice...More

Date of visit: February 2018
1  Thank PennyOscarson
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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, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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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