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Cafe Paradiso

110 Kloof Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 422 0403
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“lamb salad” (19 reviews)
“cupcakes” (15 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
110 Kloof Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had just arrived in Cape Town from London and walked into Cafe Paradiso for lunch. The restaurant has charming decor and the staff were all so friendly and welcoming. We had great coffee drinks to start and moved onto wine. The pasta was delicious...More

Thank bonvoyage415
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great service, great food, and they have a "project" where the kids can go into the kitchen to make their own pizza/cupcakes etc. Kids loved it and my wife and I got to have grown up chat and a bit more of the excellent wine...More

Thank islandrambler2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

The service was slow and we were initially placed in the courtyard at the back (which although sounds cute) not a good place to sit at all. After complaining we were then seated at the front. The views are better out front. I had come...More

Thank Kabelo M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Over the years I have been to Cafe Paradiso more than a few times. Its ambience is great, its staff attentive and the outside dining area, on a hot summers day, a delight. However the food is patchy and varies from good to rather poor....More

Thank Ivoram88
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I hosted a surprise 40th for my husband at Cafe Paradiso with 22 guests. The arrangements were seamless. The day of the party the service was excellent, the atmosphere warm and cozy and the food was delicious. Definitely a place a would recommend and will...More

Thank claresek
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was spot on. Probably one of the best restaurants I have ever been to worldwide! I had a romantic dinner with my wife a couple of times during our holidays in SA here and we couldn't leave the country without coming here on...More

Thank guibe80
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wish I could give this restaurant 4.5 stars to average out our experiences during two separate trips. The first time we went was excellent. Mother staff and restaurant is so child friendly" yet is still able to make it feel like an upscale experience....More

Thank Gerri H
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

We've been to this place with the kids. Great family environment and very nice food. Great cappuccinos!

Thank Paolo M
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Possibly the most tasty food I have eaten across the whole African continent. 'Home made' fair in which every dish was exceptional. The kids baking opportunities are a highlight. Excellent restaurant.

Thank PwilliamsPwilliams
Reviewed 8 August 2017

My friend and I visited this place, absolutely amazing. The service was good, the food was amazing. I had their fish of the day and a bottle of wine. The ambiance, the view, the menu, I was in awe. It's on the list of my...More

Thank Zeeyanda
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Brandy T
21 August 2016|
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Response from indy49erfan1 | Reviewed this property |
They had lots of kids activities inside. No reason to think that Sunday would be excluded, but don't know for sure.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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 21 422 0403
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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.
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