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Cafe Paradiso

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110 Kloof Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 423 8653
09:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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73 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Popped in for lunch and what a treat ! Very chilled out , stunning setting and lots of choice. I opted for a home made burger and I could only say it puts other places offering the same to shame. A proper home made beef pate served on a toasted bun with cheese , bacon and crispy onions served with... More 

Thank castle17
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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... More 

Thank Jonathan G
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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... More 

Thank Ian W
Johannesburg, South Africa
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9 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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... More 

Thank KendallPetersen
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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245 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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... More 

Thank Roxxxy7
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52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First time at Paradiso in years...and still impressed. Very picturesque outside seating and variety of seating. Very friendly and efficient staff. Menu is varied but can only comment on breakfast. Quality is good. Also have an active kids menu so that's a plus for families. Perfect Weekend breakfast spot.

Thank Christiaan N
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dined here twice this week, both times the food was excellent. The servers are very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. The Pinotage was incredible it had a smokey taste which was wonderful. I thoroughly recommend but you may need to book.

Thank John S
Job, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delightful experience in every aspect - delicious food (We had the fresh tuna fish and a Camembert cheese sandwich) ; excellent service (informal and professional) and a wonderful ambience - casual, intimate and outside (well protected from sun, wind Etc) Definitely recommended!

Thank Paddy G
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73 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took the whole family to Cafe Paradiso and it turned out to be the best choice to cater for all the different requirements. The calamari starter was disappointingly ordinary. Main portions were generous--I had the steak which was good,the lamb was the most popular choice and was enjoyed by all who had it. The wine list was extensive and not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$15
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 110 Kloof Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 423 8653

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?