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“Great for lunch and dinner - I actually award 4.5 stars”
Review of Cafe Des Arts

Cafe Des Arts
Ranked #18 of 104 Restaurants in Franschhoek
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Based in the small village of Franschhoek in the Western Cape. Franschhoek is renowned world wide for Haut Cuisine and Fine Dining. Cafe des Arts is neither Haute Cuisine nor Fine Dining! Cafe des Arts is a simple, rustic, relaxed restaurant where all that matters is the food. There are no table cloths, no silver service and the food is from the pan to the plate. If you're lucky, you may even get some cutlery! -
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Good menu selection, food nicely cooked and loved the original art on the walls. Had lunch one day & returned for dinner on a later day. A good place to go after a day of wine tastings.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank JessieO111
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Reviewed 27 September 2018

We stumbled upon this hidden gem while walking up the street, it is set back from the main road and offers indoor as well as a super outdoor garden dining area, the fresh fish was really excellently prepared and the salads crisp , will definitely return to try the other speciality dishes.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Thank Ronald R
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Reviewed 24 September 2018

Having lived in Franschhoek years ago we knew the library was down a leafy lane and when we saw the sign for Cafe des Arts pointing down the same lane we went to have a look. With the majority of the town's restaurants being right on the main road pavement this place was remarkably peaceful, with the only sound heard being the stream running past next to some of the outside tables. There are all kinds of brass sculptures outside as well, obscenely expensive, but it does add to the relaxing atmosphere under the trees. In case the weather should deteriorate the inside part of the restaurant is just as lovely. As for the food, it was really good and we would love to explore the menu a bit more.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Thank JJBuirski
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Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Been there on a Saturday for breakfast. The place is really nice, the food super tasty, and the service very attent. Strongly recommend.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Michael M
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Reviewed 12 September 2018

Café des Arts was recommended to us by regular visitors to Franschhoek and it did not disappoint. The menus changes daily and we delighted to find ostrich on the menu - a first for us. It was delicious and the accompanying vegetables were cooked to perfection. The menu was interesting and varied - and the portions very (too?) generous. Service and staff were excellent and we would highly recommend Café des Arts to hungry diners.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Sheena P
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