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“Superb food and wine!”
Review of Cafe Paradiso

Cafe Paradiso
Ranked #94 of 1 257 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$15
Cuisines: Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Established by the inimitable Freda, Cafè Paradiso immediately set the bar for local cuisine and, from its inception, introduced us to a variety of dishes and ingredients seldom before experienced locally. Loving the idyllic setting and the warm ambience, Capetonians eagerly tucked into exotic and ‘foreign’ fare such as tzatziki, dolmades and babaganoush as well as the delicious country-style dishes which emanated from Paradiso’s bustling kitchens. Joined by three more formidable women, Laurille, Lynn and Mapula, Frieda and her team remained the heart of city trading with a lineage of values forming the foundation of this amazing establishment.
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

We ate here last night and had a great time. Really nice setting both inside and out makes it a lovely place to eat either whether on your own or in a group. Really good attentive staff who knew their stuff and helped us feel welcome. We had the most amazing halloimi salad starter which was truly brilliant, then the fish of the day and the kudu steak with bacon, both recommended! You probably want your kudu medium rare to keep it soft! Overall well worth a visit!

Thank Jonathan G
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Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Really good food, friendly but a little frantic staff - it was a Monday night and the restaurant was packed. Portions were very generous ... so try manage yourself to make sure you have space for their 'world famous lemon meringue pie' - best I've had - would love the recipe if management see this so I could wow my friends back in the UK.

Thank Ian W
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Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

My partner and I visited Cafe Paradiso on our last day in Cape Town. Aesthetically, we found it lively and lovely, and we can totally see ourselves going back there again at some point. However, even though the service started off really well, we ended up leaving earlier than we had planned simply because we felt like we had been forgotten. Good good though, and lovely venue.

Thank KendallPetersen
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Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Really nice place, delicious food, great service and the homemade cheesecake is delicious! If it's sunny there is a nice terrace.

Thank Nienke v
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Reviewed 16 November 2016

You feel at home from the moment you walk in - you walk up those stairs and are transported into another world - you get the feeling that you are back at your mom's house waiting for all of the goodness to come out of the kitchen. Very relaxed ambience with ample inside and outside seating, a little wishing well and friendly and knowledgeable staff. We hadn't booked but got a table anyway. We had a late lunch and were very impressed with the menu: not too big but geat options of starters, salads, pastas, mains and Desserts. We opted for the grilled Calamari & roast veg and leaves salad as well as the bacon wrapped kudu loin, both of which were excellent. Great, friendly and quick service. Yebo, coming here is always a special treat.

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Thank Roxxxy7
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