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Cafe Des Arts

7 Reservoir West Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 2952
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7 Reservoir West Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

We visited here for breakfast on multiple occasions during our stay in Franschhoek and always had a great meal, fabulous coffee and very friendly service. The restaurant is set back slightly from the main street, which is great if you do not want to breathe...More

Thank Dutch52
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Off street location with cafe feel. Menu comes on a chalk board. Large group and everyone enjoyed their food. Selection is simple but food good. Noisy inside with more than one group. Still very nice place to eat.

Thank Tim W
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

We had a really good and tasty meal here. No frills but absolutely wonderful local business. Great service and no nonsense food. Would recommend.

Thank JMBFDublin
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Worth a visit for something a little different. Tucked away behind the main drag, with a interesting menu with local dishes as well as main stream. Better to sit outside as interior isn't plush! Clean but basic shall we say but this adds to the...More

Thank Jonathan L
Reviewed 24 March 2017

We wanted a light Saturday lunch away from the bustle of the main street and were tempted by the boards on Huguenot Street advertising the menus, It proved to be a good decision. We were lunching late and the only people there at that stage...More

Thank Charles G
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Would have rated higher if we'd received a little more attention/service on arrival. Staff were really busy and we were ignored for first 15-20m, but once we'd got their attention, it was great. Had duck confit (fab) and pork belly (good). Would have liked a...More

Thank Pughster86
Reviewed 17 March 2017

We have dined at this restaurant numerous times over the last few years. Very basic in appearance but do not let that fool you.The menu whilst small is extremely varied and never fails to satisfy. The staff are a delight. A decent wine list with...More

Thank AndyBNottinghamUK
Reviewed 16 March 2017

This little restaurant consistently delights us, great food , fabulous staff and a lively venue off the main high street,.

1  Thank gailmason
Reviewed 14 March 2017

we were able to get a really nice dinner here on our recent stay in Franschhoek. The food was delicious and we definitely would have come back for more if we had stayed for longer in the area.

Thank sypremeks
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Tucked away behind the main Street in Franschhoek is this little gem of a restaurant serving good, unpretentious, flavoursome food with a smile.

Thank LondonLost
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Is the restaurant still opened ?
10 July 2016|
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Response from Desartsfranschhoek | Property representative |
We are currently closed for our annual winter break. We will reopen in August.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Reservoir West Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
  • Phone Number: +27 21 876 2952
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! -