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Cafe Des Arts

7 Reservoir West Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 2952
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
7 Reservoir West Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Reviewed 9 July 2016

While going on a wine tour, we visited Cafe des Artes for a breakfast. Why 4 points out of 5? 5/5 SERVICE Very nice serice. Fast, friendyl, funny. 4/5 ATMOSPHERE and FACILITIES Cute furniture and decoration. Lovely to sit outside and inside. Wifi is a...More

1  Thank ShutUpAndDance
Reviewed 5 July 2016

The staff was very friendly and upbeat. The duck was crispy and tasty. My friends enjoyed their meals here as well. The wine was good too.

1  Thank Judesworld
Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

My wife and I wanted a relaxed dinner and decided to come here. Service was great and the chef came out and personally greeted us. Food was very tasty and the place had a great vibe to it. Highly recommended.

1  Thank Yby F
Reviewed 24 May 2016

We had dinner here and we loved the friendly atmosphere of the restaurant but most of we loved the food. This was delicately cooked with a genuine feel of freshness. The staff were attentive and served us with a smile. We enjoyed our meal here...More

Thank Tony R
Reviewed 22 May 2016

As people who are extremely fond of liver and onions, we were recommended to try theirs and we were not disappointed. Not a spot I would go to for a romantic evening out but good wholesome food at a reasonable price.

Thank Myrtle M
Reviewed 16 May 2016

This was the first restaurant that we visited on our trip to Franschhoek and we weren't disappointed. The food was great and the staff were very friendly and attentive. It is a relaxed atmosphere and dining experience and you are surrounded by art from local...More

Thank Crabcakeahoy
Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

A few paces off the main road, Café Des Arts is a real gem. Make sure to book. Enjoy the friendly service, really good wines from some of the smaller vineyards in the are and a simple, stunning menu. We enjoyed our wine so much,...More

Thank Colin M
Reviewed 25 April 2016

This hidden gem is frequently visited by locals. You have to know where to find it: Next to Essence you will see a little pathway going to the library and to Cafe des Arts. If you feel like eating out, but you don't want the...More

Thank YsabelLebon
Reviewed 22 April 2016

My meal of penne mushrooms was one of the best pastas I have had. My wife had the duck which she thoroughly enjoyed. Local wines are excellent. My favourites are Sauvignon Blanc.

Thank terrydavo
Reviewed 18 April 2016

Yummy breakfast foods. We had the truffle scrambled eggs, which were a bit oily. We wanted to order the french toasted crossaint, but they hadn't finished making the crossaints when we arrived for breakfast so they made it with ciabatta, which was still yummy. They...More

Thank Monique4444
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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
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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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