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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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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
7 Reservoir West Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Like many outside locations - you have to book early and specify an outside table in advance. Very nice courtyard area behind the main street and the food was very good. Our party had a beef salad, Hoisin Pork Belly & an Ostrich Fan fillet.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank SimplyFred
Reviewed 2 March 2018

We wandered down the path that was only marked by the restaurant name not sure what to expect. The setting was very casual, however we thought we would give it a try. So glad we did. The food was excellent as was the service. This...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank gobighavefun
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

This is our second visit with the new owners and both have been excellent! Food is delicious and unpretentious — very un-Franschhoek, but in the nicest possible way. The other fine dining eateries in the area are great, but worth a visit once or twice...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank GarethD765
Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

I understand that this is under relatively new management and I think they are doing a very good job. The outside terrace and garden are lovely with a great playground for the younger ones. Inside is light and airy with interesting artworks. The food was...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Ashsaw
Reviewed 19 February 2018

A wonderful lunch experience. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. The special of the day was a squid appetizer and a balsamic beef salad; both were exceptional. The service was friendly and professional.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank NewJerseyNomad
Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

Visited for dinner last night and this was easily the best meal we Dave had in Franschook . Well cooked and well presented lamb chops and fish at a very reasonable price ,plus lovely staff

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank KingDavid111
Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

The garden is a sanctuary of green and peace away from the main road. The food was tasty, and proportion was good. Friendly service by most waiters, some less enthusiastic or helpful than others. Food does not arrive at the same time, but this happens...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank 5awla
Reviewed 18 February 2018

This restaurant was suggested by friends with whom we dined Whilst we have visited Franschhoek over the past few years, this was our first visit to this casual dining restaurant. A warm and friendly greeting from a charming waitress. Good menu One of our friends...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank VENETIAN2015
Reviewed 16 February 2018

The service was great. The food presentation and portions were great and served hot. We had an octopus appetizer, ostrich and a white fish main course. Every reasonable prices on meals and wine. Lovely table settings inside. We would highly recommend this restaurant for dinner.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank oyster1001
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

We had booked for my birthday and full of anticipation.The omens seemed good...we were ushered to a special table by delightful staff(including Russell) However,sadly,it went downhill from there. We shared a starter which arrived promptly after we had sat down but then waited an hour...More

Date of visit: February 2018
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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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