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Cafe Paradiso

110 Kloof Street | Gardens, Cape Town 8001, South Africa
+27 21 422 0403
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Mediterranean, European, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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110 Kloof Street | Gardens, Cape Town 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Took out of town visiters ... freinds coffee arived with someone elses lipstick stains (red lipstick.. lovely really). Then i went to the bathroom .. which you need to go right past the kitchen for ... while there a kitchen staff used the urinal, while...More

Thank Michael d
Reviewed 6 days ago

Delicious food, lovely atmosphere, great service and easy to find. Parking is a bit limited though..

Thank KateyHiggs
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Six of us went for dinner on a Saturday night. It was too crowded for us to get patio seating but the inside table was OK. The menu was ample (mostly Italian) and we had no major complaints with the quality. However, it was annoying...More

Thank BetsyR19130
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had lunch here and sat outdoors in the good weather. It was lovely. Great salads. The burgers were also exceptional. Large portions and good service.

Thank RoBertie
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Rarely does one come after after wine and a full meal to hop online for a review but this place deserves high praise. We had delicious meals including yummy truffled mushrooms & good wine and perhaps the best Caesar salad ever. And yet the way...More

Thank Maggie M
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Ate here 4 times in 6 days, partially due to proximity and some severe food allergies. The gnocchi was not my favourite (bit overcooked) but the steak and other pasta items were all quite good. Reasonable with a good wine selection. The best part though...More

Thank Stanima
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Ordered a blue steak. The steak was perfect! Per. Fect. Service was outstanding. 5 stars. Very quaint, picturesque location with a beautiful view from the decks. Can't recommend this restaurant highly enough. Prolly best to book in advance. Was very busy the night we went....More

Thank Melbshuffler
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

I love this place! Fresh food, very friendly staff, and ostrich! We ordered a glass of Shiraz and shared the soup d’jour which was zucchini potato purée—yummy and mellow. Then my husband had the pasta d’jour which was butternut squash sage butter pasta—delicious, and I...More

Thank juanitawells62
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We enjoyed a dinner and a breakfast here - the food was really great and the coffee was the best we had in the area

Thank Menkesa
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Love Cafe Paris in Reykjavik ! Pancakes excellent! Chicken Ballentine delicious! Staff friendly and efficient. It is expensive but with it. All restaurants I. Iceland are expensive !!!!!!

Thank Ksayville
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Brandy T
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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
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
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 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town
  • 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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