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“GOOD FOOD AND GREAT VIEWS FROM THE GARDEN”
Review of Cafe Paradiso

Cafe Paradiso
Ranked #88 of 1 253 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: Breakfast, After-hours, 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 23 January 2018

Lunch here last week was very good. I choose the signature chocolate chilli steak, which was as good as I remember it when I first had it at Madame Zingara (part of the same group) in 2004!

Service was attentive and friendly, and it's very reasonably priced.

We sat outside the in garden, which has great views towards the mountain if you get the right table.

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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

We went the because our hosts recommend the place. We had a really good dinner (pasta and hake) on the beautiful terrace.

Thank husomahu
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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

We have been frequenting Café Paradiso since it opened some 22 years ago continue to return every holiday. A wide variety of dishes all equally delicious are available for all food lovers from Vegan to Carnivore.
You can enjoy outside seating for a garden lunch under table mountain or inside for a very cozy local atmosphere. Worth a visit.

Thank Brad d
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

The minute we sat down, the waiter offered 'cooking activities' to our kids. They whisked them away to make pizzas and cupcakes in the back kitchen and they were entertained the whole time. I loved this concept and wish we had something like this back home. We had medium-slow service, but honestly I found this to be the case at every restaurant in Cape Town we went to, so I didn't have a problem with it. I had a very tasty chicken over pesto quinoa.

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Thank onehikemama
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

To be honest we did have a good meal here but it was let down by really slow service, and this was the managements fault. Don’t put more tables in the place than the kitchen can handle. Our waiter was almost having a nervous breakdown because of the delays the kitchen were causing. We arrived at 7pm (5 people) and were put in the room nearest the back of the restaurant and the kitchen, it was very hot. We all had starters which took about 30 minutes to arrive and then another hour for the main course. They did give us a free dessert without asking in way of an apology but we felt it was too late.

Thank stayandsay01
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