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Kalfi’s Restaurant

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17 Hugenote Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 2520
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 10:00
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Petersfield, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A genuine place with the true local food.. Good for lunch. It is not fancy, not faux french and is good value. There are some reasonable wines on the list and the service is friendly.

Thank CJTim
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We often went to the old Kalfies on a sunday , its was always packed & was an excellent experience . We have now been twice to the new Picolo & this last sunday was the last. Watery coffee - definitely not an Americano which is what we ordered. Table was dirty.But worse of all is that they got our... More 

2 Thank Tami G
Franschhoek, South Africa
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for coffee yesterday and it was disgusting. Watery coffee and chiped cups, dirty tables. Im sorry but the new Picolo must get the things togheter if they want to make it in this town. It is all about service and using the best and freshest produce money can buy. For me it was a very last.

1 Thank Herman S
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I drove almost 100km to come for Kalfi's famous Babotie. I had been 2 years before and they had started with a piping hot Vetkoek in a brown paper bag. Babotie was rich and authentic. Today it was bland and watery with absolutely no flavour whatsover. They served it with boiled rock hard potato slices. No Chutney. When I complained... More 

Thank Robin M
Franschhoek, South Africa
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

I just want to wish the new Owners of Kalfi's Restaurant, best of luck. Kalfi's will no longer exist, and will become Picalo. To all the moanies, I just want to say, it's truly very hard work putting into a successful Restaurant. Appreciate the effort, and the friendly staff and stop.complaining about the simple things. Keep up the good work... More 

1 Thank Marleana24
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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83 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We were lucky to find the small local restaurant on the main street, nestled amongst all the other tourist restaurants and enjoyed some good wholesome local food at a good price. The manager and staff are very friendly and the service is good. Pity they dont have windhoek draft🍻 😄 We had Nevada chicken which is really tasty although the... More 

Thank winogabon
Cape Town, South Africa
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Went here with our family - the food is excellent. Staff so welcoming and made the evening a great one.

Thank pennyjfamily
Accrington, United Kingdom
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329 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We called here for lunch during a day's wine tour; our tour guide recommended it (and indeed joined us for lunch there). It was a dreadful day weather wise; torrential rain, so the roaring fire inside the restaurant was a welcome sight. We ordered the potato skins with bacon and cheese sauce for me, and chicken wings for the OH... More 

Thank MissHolders
HansOlivier, previous owner at Kalfi’s Restaurant, responded to this review

I am so glad to read your review. Your review was our last review on our last day. Restaurant under new management/ownership. Menu changed More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

We had a lovely evening meal here. An unpretentious exterior & very fresh food & varied menu with some traditional African dishes on offer. Very nice waitress & very friendly owner. A perfect stop for a relaxed freshly cooked meal. Recommended.

Thank M M
Charleston, South Carolina
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Well prepared food that is good and plentiful. Good wines and beers on tap. Fun atmosphere and well located on the main street. Great lunch place.

1 Thank Doris R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$14
Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 10:00
08:00 - 10:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Hugenote Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
  • Phone Number: +27 21 876 2520
Restaurant new owners & managemeent

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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