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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer, Playgrounds
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Reviewed 5 May 2024

Went here for lunch after a morning hike, service was good, food was good, good value for money, nice atmosphere, good location

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 25 January 2024

What an experience. Great service and even better food. Friendly staff that goes the extra mile so that clients can relax and enjoy the atmosphere and beauty of The restaurant, Clarens and stunning Eastern Freestate. We will be back soon.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Stefan Oberholzer, Owner at Artist's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2024

Dear louisober We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us as well as in the entire village. Clarens sure is a special place and we look forward to your next visit. Regards The Artist's Cafe Team

Reviewed 8 January 2024 via mobile

Breakfast was great at the Artist’s Cafe. Their food is very well prepared and presented beautifully. The menu is interesting and varied. It has a wonderful South African touch to it. I recommend the roosterkoeks, the Light Hearted, and the Englishman’s Breakfast for breakfast options....If you follow the Banting diet, you can easily have a good breakfast here.They make good milkshakes and smoothies, too. They are pet friendly, so if you want to bring your furry friends, they will be welcome. There is also a quaint playground for kids.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Stefan Oberholzer, Owner at Artist's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2024

Dear FrankieJ345 Thank you for the lovely review. We are so happy to hear that you enoyed your visit with us and we look forward to welcome you, the kids and the furry family back again soon. Regards The Artist's Cafe Team

Reviewed 21 November 2023 via mobile

While the restaurant had a lovely atmosphere, the food was mediocre. Was a bit disappointed by the jalapeño popper wrap, was expecting more, but the service was good and the setting was enjoyable. Wouldn’t come back.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 16 July 2023 via mobile

Good menu with options for breakfasts from pancakes to rooster koek. Nice play area for kids outside. Service is not too bad. The waiter can give a little bit more attention to the table.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 11 July 2023

Shocking service from staff member named James who not only ignored requests for service in a restaurant that had less than 5 tables occupied - but also rudely ignored requests for service, did not provide all meals ordered, failed to clear table on request and...tried to intimidate us aggressively when questioning the lack of service and to top it off there is a compulsory service charge of 10% as we were a table of 6 adults and 3 children and therefore no care or concern to service the table and no say from the customer. Sad in a competitive environment. Also encouraged us to complain or write a review.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 10 July 2023

Great food, I love the ribs and wings. But most importantly I love the play area very good place to have a family lunch

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 3 June 2023 via mobile

We needed to have a nice breakfast area to quickly attend to some emails whilst in Clarens:this was the perfect spot! Breakfast was delicious (we had the traditional egg and bacon breakfast) and pancakes too. The condensed milk coffee is a must (for those who...like sweet things)! Service was quick and attentive. Lovely atmosphere and very friendly staff. A definite do-again!More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 1 August 2022 via mobile

They had great coffee and delicious pancakes, especially with the pepperment crisp and milktart fillings. Service was average

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 25 June 2022

Exceptional service, we had great coffee and carrot.cake and went back to try their burgers. Best burgers, fresh and homemade. Definitely recommend

Date of visit: June 2022
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ArtistsCafeClarens, Owner at Artist's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2022

Dear berenice2020 Yeah for a full house of drinks, food and dessert that was to your liking. We will forward compliments to the staff. See you next time. Regards The Artist's Cafe Team

Reviewed 22 April 2022 via mobile

Very friendly staff. Good food that is more than enough, and the only place that serves coffee from 08:00 on weekdays and breakfasts from 8:30.

Date of visit: April 2022
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ArtistsCafeClarens, Owner at Artist's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2022

Good day gerhardbuitendag Thank you for the positive review. We are happy that we were able to serve you at a convenient time and that the food and service was to your liking. See you back again soon. Regards The Artist's Cafe Team

Reviewed 29 December 2021 via mobile

Wonderfull roosterkoek and great service. Would recommend this place as they are pet friendly and very happy with the fact that you may not smoke outside.

Date of visit: December 2021
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ArtistsCafeClarens, Owner at Artist's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2022

Dear Sherpa54620587564 We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed our roosterkoek. Your animal friends are always welcome and we look forward to seeing you on your next visit. Regards The Artist's Cafe Team

Reviewed 28 December 2021 via mobile

The food was so good, everyone at my table enjoyed their meals and my burger was so delicious. The service was very good and the people were welcoming and pleasant.

Date of visit: December 2021
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ArtistsCafeClarens, Owner at Artist's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2022

Dear Jay_Rademeyer Thank you for your positive feedback. We will be sure to forward the compliments to our staff. Stay safe and see you next time. Regards The Artist's Cafe Team

Reviewed 26 December 2021

The food ( Artist Cafe Burger) was exceptional. Service was also great even during the peak time. Definitely the restaurant to visit.

Date of visit: December 2021
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ArtistsCafeClarens, Owner at Artist's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2022

Dear waldod822 Our Artist's Cafe Burger is definitely a firm favourite and we are happy to hear that you also enjoyed it. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit. Regards The Artist's Cafe Team

Reviewed 2 November 2021 via mobile

Thank you Artist's Cafe for remaining our number one go to restaurant in Clarens even after many years. Over the weekend I enjoyed your Light Hearted breakfast (spinach topped with egg and salmon), roosterkoek with bacon and egg as well as delicious ribs while my...husband loved the Boere Breakfast, home made burger (big!) and snack platter. I looooove your Terbodore cappuccino and my husband can't stop talking about the Kamp Koffie. Thank you to all your waiters and manager for superb service. We are already looking forward to our next visit.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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ArtistsCafeClarens, Owner at Artist's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2022

Dear Camper804472 Thank you very much for taking time to write such a lovely review; it warms our hearts to hear from happy customers. Thank you for your support over the years and we hope to continue serving you for many more memorable years to...More

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Artist's Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4