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Artist's Cafe

Main Street | Windmill Centre, Clarens 9707, South Africa
+27 58 256 1404
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good46%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (14 reviews)
“pancakes” (19 reviews)
“salad” (14 reviews)
Closes in 29 min
Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Main Street | Windmill Centre, Clarens 9707, South Africa
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Reviewed today via mobile

Lovely setting, goodfacilitirs and a excellent menu with good servive and acceotable value for money meals!!

Thank Koos K
Reviewed yesterday

We always stop in for a meal or two at Artist's Cafe when we are in Clarens! We really love the casual, relaxed family vibe at this restaurant & always find their food & service wonderful!

Thank DeeRoelRSA
Reviewed 2 days ago

Love this quaint little Café. Had a platter to share with cheese, cold meats etc. Really enjoyed it and the service was excellent

Thank 242nadiner
ArtistsCafeClarens, Owner at Artist's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear 242nadiner Thank you for the review; we love hearing from our customers. The Ploughman's Platter is a great treat to share and enjoy. Will forward service compliments to the staff. Hope to see you again soon. Regards The Artist's Cafe Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

To start our day in Clarens, we ate breakfast at Artist's cafe. Our waiter was very friendly. Turbadore coffee is always a treat, and it was really nice to see that they serve that brand of coffee. The food was average, not really something to...More

Thank JuandriP1
ArtistsCafeClarens, Owner at Artist's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear JuandriP1 So sorry to hear that you didn't think our restaurant was unique. We personally love our farm yard playground with the old tractor and our quirky interior decor consisting of old books, vintage cups and saucers, tin collections and crochet blankets. While we...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While my family and I occasionally frequent the Artist's Cafe when in Clarens, our last visit left us a little disappointed. It is a very good place to be when accompanied by children. They can play to their heart's content on the old times play...More

Thank Claudie267
ArtistsCafeClarens, Owner at Artist's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Claudie267 We are sorry to hear that your visit this time around did not live up to your expectations. As you are regular customers you know that this is not our norm and it will be addressed in the kitchen to prevent similar errors....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This cafe is really unique. The decor inside makes you feel like you are eating at a family member's house. The menu has a wide variety. What cought my eye was the freshly baked roosterkoek. The preserves was also very tasty. Very cosy little place.More

1  Thank LuzaanP2
ArtistsCafeClarens, Owner at Artist's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear LuzaanP2 Thank you for the lovely review. We also love our decor and try to create a special atmosphere for our customers to enjoy. The roosterkoek is a favourite and has customers returning again and again; happy to know that you enjoyed them together...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly service - nice selection of breakfasts to enjoy. Their "Roosterkoek" is a must have - with jam and cheese. Named railway coffee "Kamp koffie" - coffee with condense milk.

Thank kobusp2015
ArtistsCafeClarens, Owner at Artist's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear kobusp2015 We are happy to hear that yo enjoyed your visit with us. The roosterkoek as well as kamp koffie are firm favourites and we hope to see you back again soon for another visit. Regards The Artist's Cafe Team

Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our lunch here. The back restaurant area has interesting art and memorabilia. Service was friendly and prompt. The salad option with my pancake was fresh and plentiful.

Thank Judelle D
ArtistsCafeClarens, Owner at Artist's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2018

Dear Judelle D Thank you for the compliments; always good to hear from happy customers. Pancakes are great comfort food and a firm favourite under our customers. Hope to see you back again soon for more deliciousness. Regards The Artist's Cafe Team

Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

We had a disappointing family lunch at the Artists Cafe today. Soggy quiche and a very unimaginative salad and the craft beer on the menu wasn't available. This was followed by the audacity to levy a service charge on the bill. I note that management...More

Thank Peter B
ArtistsCafeClarens, Owner at Artist's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2018

Dear Peter B Thank you for the review. There are different ways to make a quiche and at Artist's Cafe we choose to use phyllo pastry as our base and fill it to the brim with beautiful ingredients instead of a dry, floury dough. We...More

Reviewed 29 August 2018

Friendly staff willing to assist, the food was average, I guess breakfast is breakfast, the coffee's were good too. Doggie friendly, that helped us out.

Thank Cherie K
ArtistsCafeClarens, Owner at Artist's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2018

Dear Cherie K Happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us; will forward compliments to our waiters. See you next time around. Regards The Artist's Cafe Team

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:30
08:00 - 16:30
08:30 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:30
08:00 - 16:30
08:00 - 18:30
08:00 - 18:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street | Windmill Centre, Clarens 9707, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Free State  >  Clarens
  • Phone Number: +27 58 256 1404
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It is at the Windmill Centre on Clarens Square that you will find Artist's Café Family Restaurant -a beautifully built sandstone restaurant set in the heart of this majestic location. Our friendly staff, country-style menu, unique location and playground for the kids make us the ideal place for you to come put your feet up, make yourself at home and relax in the fresh mountain air. We offer cosy indoor seating, with the fireplace burning warm in winter, or cool comfortable outdoor seating where you can get lost in the views of the mountains and activities taking place on Clarens Square. The Artist's Café is a daytime only Restaurant as we believe all our customers are royalty -they should eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and supper like a pauper. Come and sit back while you relax, breathing in the fresh mountain air. Enjoy listening to the mellow music, or take a walk through to browse the original art which is on display in the restaurant. There is a farm-style play area where all kids and furry four-footed children are welcome. Don't leave The Artist's Cafe without hopping onto the antique red tractor for a perfect family photo which will always bring back fond memories. We love being social, so feel free to check-in on Facebook, to tag us on Twitter and to write a review on Tripadvisor. We always appreciate the feedback we get from our customers.
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