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Cafe Paradiso

110 Kloof Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 422 0403
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“lamb salad” (17 reviews)
“cupcakes” (15 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
110 Kloof Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Food was tasty, my wife raved about her lamb salad. The kids can prepare their own cookies in a side kitchen and staff were very pleasant with our little rascals running riot. Quaint and easygoing

Thank DexMoore
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great meal for two families with 8 adults and teens. Ambiance was very cool with great carvings and artwork throughout. Staff was perfect. Food was all exceptional. We ate the Camembert as an app, and then loved the steaks (all three were amazing) and pastas....More

Thank Alex V
Reviewed 6 days ago

Have been going to Paradiso for years but but in the fist week of July we were shocked. It was a birthday celebration !!The attitude of the waitress was shocking . We needed to get up thrice during the evening to ask for service ....More

1  Thank 252dave
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Charming spot for a bite to eat. They have activities for kids in the kitchen which was a real plus. A little pricey and service was a little slow but would definitely go back.

1  Thank marshall_claudette
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the kind of place that if it was around me I would be a regular, 2-3 times a week. Just everything about it was great. The location, the feel, the service, the FOOD, the menu, the economical pricing and good wine selection too....More

Thank moglow71603
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant has a lively atmosphere bustling with activities and the joy of people enjoying the great food served. The children enjoyed the activities at the bakery to prepare their own cup cake/gingerbread man/pizza. On a cooud free day the view on Tafelberg would be...More

Thank BosveldBielie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was great here, though we filled up fast. Good wine list and nice service- they didn't rush us out though we were late and the last in the restaurant!

Thank 680Leila
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Whether it's breakfast, lunch or dinner, the food is excellent. On a nice day the courtyard is stunning with a beautiful view of table mountain. My favourites - the chicken prawn risotto and the chocolate fondant.

Thank Kate J
Reviewed 4 June 2017

This was my first time enjoying a proper meal at Cafe Paradiso; previous times, I only went there for a drink and a tiny nibble. For the life of me, I cannot remember what I ate as a main course (picture attached), but I believe...More

Thank Christiaan_Boonzaier
Reviewed 22 May 2017

I had not been back at Paradiso for many years as I had moved away. Not much has changed as far as decor and seating. Gone are the buffet days when your plates were weighed and the food was fresh and innovative Mediterranean. There is...More

Thank Horst B
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21 August 2016|
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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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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 Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • 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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