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Cafe Des Arts - CLOSED

7 Reservoir West Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 2952
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  • 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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Reviewed 1 February 2016 via mobile

The best pasta dish I've ever eaten. Lovely atmosphere sitting outside in the evening. Staff are lovely and knowledgable on the produce and wine. It's clearly popular amongst locals but one to not miss when in Franschouk

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 26 January 2016 via mobile

Our host slugged we try this place for our first night supper. We all had a tarter and main and all went with the daily special of fish It was delicious The atmosphere was relaxed and friendly and great value for money

Thank Jo P
Reviewed 21 January 2016

We had 2 meals here and wasn't disappointed at all. Great choice on the blackboard along with great service with a smile. See you next January!

Thank Ilkleygirl
Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

Lovely breakfast at this hidden gem...simple and peaceful place. I had a truffle omelette with mushroom and spinach and my wife had omelette of day...

Thank BONGS14
Reviewed 16 January 2016

Nice setting in a tranquil courtyard. The food is truly remarkable. Possible to bring your own wine.

Thank Emarie B
Reviewed 15 January 2016

Second visit to this Restaurant and was equally as good as a year ago. Sat outside this time which was very pleasant. Limited menu, but what you get is delicious. I had a Cesar Salad, then Yellow tail, both beautifully served and very tasty. Excellent...More

Thank 450kate
Reviewed 14 January 2016

I approached Chris and Louise with a group booking of around 30 people for a dinner. Chris worked with me to produce a "set" menu of 3 different main course options to fit within the budget. The food was spectacular! The atmosphere is homely and...More

Thank JohnnyB1980
Reviewed 14 January 2016

Hidden in a little courtyard just off the main street this place is a little gem. Although the choice is limited the quality is excellent. The setting is very tranquil amongst the trees on a warm evening. An inside dining room is offered on chillier...More

Thank streetwise60
Reviewed 14 January 2016

Set off the Main Street and with few pretentious we enjoyed our meal here. Three of us had mushroom risotto and one duck. All were good and the service was prompt and friendly despite the fact it was full. We really enjoyed the local wines....More

Thank Tom E
Reviewed 11 January 2016 via mobile

Franschhoek can be a bit up itself. The restaurants are all based on what they perceive to be "haute cuisine". Blessed by superb locations many of them are classy places to be, and to be seen. But the food? Well I don't think too many...More

Thank PaddyBriggs46
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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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