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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, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7 Reservoir West Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

What a disappointing night we had. The service was so slow and even just getting a jug of water for the table was a mission. We had three waiters but still very bad service. During the night 4 out of the six of us got...More

Thank Wayne H
Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

Just off Franschhoek's main street, this is a great place to sit outside under the trees and relax with a glass of wine or two. Our favourite on the menu - a delicious liver and bacon casserole. Followed by one of the equally delicious dessert....More

Thank Shanghailiz
Reviewed 7 February 2016

Salted caramel cheesecake was a highlight, menu from a board, friendly staff. Dining in a nice garden.

Thank Ilaria R
Reviewed 4 February 2016 via mobile

Cafe Des Arts is 'rough and ready' but the food is really good. The friendly service can be a bit haphazard but the smiles make up for that. The food is vibrant and exciting. I had teriyaki belly pork on noodles and it just exploded...More

Thank alanrwillis
Reviewed 3 February 2016

This little restaurant always features in our list of culinary experiences when visiting Franschhoek, annually!! Honestly, Chris and his brilliant young, local team of kitchen staff and waiters, are a credit to the hospitality industry. We love the ever changing menu, listed on a chalk...More

Thank Fairlie
Reviewed 3 February 2016

We booked ahead after reading various reviews. No table cloths, no snobbery and good wholesome food cooked to order. The menu is on a chalkboard, included fish, steaks and veggie options. Served by efficient and friendly staff.

Thank Jill G
Reviewed 2 February 2016 via mobile

As a consultant to the hospitality industry, I eat out A LOT and the meal I have just consumed has to have been one of the best out in a restaurant in a long time. Quick, delicious food (I had the aforementioned seared tuna and...More

Thank Pascale H
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
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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