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Cafe Des Arts - CLOSED

7 Reservoir West Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 2952
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Restaurant Hours Closed
African, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7 Reservoir West Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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141 - 150 of 501 reviews

Reviewed 11 January 2016

Quite Bistro off the main street with a small play area for children. Good food and CBC Craft beer. It is known as a place where trhe local eat.

Thank Henry P
Reviewed 10 January 2016

I had heard a lot about this place and when we went there I was very disappointed. The food was average, the ambience odd and overall the interior could do with a good scrub! The selection on the menu was very limited and you would...More

Thank Gibo47
Reviewed 9 January 2016

Cafe Des Arts is the welcome antithesis to Franschoek fine dining, you get what you order, no more, no less. The dinner menu is rustic, as is the setting. I had the ribs which were mouth watering and my partner had lambs liver with bacon...More

Thank Caroline M
Reviewed 9 January 2016

With the menu constantly changing you never know what to expect when you walk in the door. Each and every time we've had a phenomenal meal accompanied by great service. Waiters are well educated and were quick to recommend wine to accompany the meal and...More

Thank Tash A
Reviewed 8 January 2016 via mobile

Wonderful dinner Wednesday night, chilled out atmosphere (cafe by name and nature). Simple but classy dishes, I love technical cooking but in the same respect sometimes you just need real true honest food. This is a cracking joint. Go there.

Thank nicholasaveey
Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

My boy friend ordered the lasagna and I ordered the pork shoulder, but after tasting his lasagna i had to have one to. I have never been a fan of lasagna but this one was amazing.

1  Thank Natalie K
Reviewed 3 January 2016

This is a nice change in Franschhoek as it is low-key, quality food delivered in huge portions with a large smile. Menu is on a blackboard, and come hungry! We had the pickled cape malay fish, the duck parfait, the seared tuna salad main and...More

Thank tal27
Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

We had an amazing meal at Café Des Arts. I like the small, contained menu and laid-back atmosphere. My gazpacho starter was delicious and perfect for this hot Summer's day in the Boland; some of the best bread I have ever tasted was served with...More

Thank GrietWesternCape
Reviewed 2 January 2016

Cafe Des Arts is very unpretentious. The food is nice, but nothing to write home about. On the negative side, they lost our reservation but gave us a table anyway, but only for a limited time.

Thank GothenburgProfessor
Reviewed 1 January 2016

Step off the gorgeous main st in Franschoek and step into a place that does simple food really well - all home cooking too. Not for you if you're looking for a sandwich lunch - it's got proper meals at reasonable prices in a quirky...More

Thank Ben C
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Restaurant Details

Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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
  • E-mail
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! -
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