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“Vibrant, relaxed place. Delicious food, surprising combinations”
Review of Cafe Paradiso

Cafe Paradiso
Ranked #89 of 1 294 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 5 February 2018

We had lunch here on a weekday. We arrived without a reservation which was no problem. Very pleasant atmosphere with indoor and outdoor seating. Service more than adequate. Delicious food - both our fish and steak main courses were of execellent quality. Fusion kitchen in true Soutafrican fashion!

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1  Thank Jan Q
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Reviewed 2 February 2018

i have been a constant visitor to this well known Kloof street eatery for years. its wonderful sitting in the garden, the menu is good and the staff are excellent, but during a more recent visit here noticed that my lamb and aubergine salad was looking tired, much like the upkeep of the space. with a little refresh to the building and their menu it would still be a firm favourite..

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1  Thank 52Shelley52
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Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

The best Gorgonzola, marinated pear and walnut salad I have ever tasted, not to mention the lamb salad my other half had! Steak with chilli chocolate sauce, sounds weird, it was amazing! Great service and lovely environment.We would definitely recommend.

1  Thank dottieann1327
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

During our last stay in Dec17/Jan18 we visited the restaurant 3 times. We always very absolutely satisfied with the perfect service. The food was amazing (very high quality) and the prices are lower than you would expect. We are looking for our next visit in Cape Town to go there!
A big Thank You for the whole team!

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1  Thank Stefan K
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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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1  Thank Tony M
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